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How My Semester With ILP Prepared Me For An LDS Mission

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/12/17 11:00 AM

My semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) before serving an LDS mission was the best decision I could have made! I not only learned more about myself, but I learned to be independent, how to overcome homesickness, to love people who may be different than me and how to work with others. Those lessons helped me tremendously while serving my mission.

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

How To Share Your Testimony When You Don’t Speak The Language

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/12/17 5:55 PM

You don’t speak a word of Spanish but that doesn’t mean you can’t bear your testimony in your local branch! 

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Topics: LDS

How To Thank The Missionaries Who Translated For You In Church All Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/30/17 3:22 PM

So you don’t speak a word of Russian but thanks to the sweet missionaries, you were able to understand what was happening at the LDS church in Moscow! So, how to say thank you for something like that? We have some ideas (and tips) that will work in any country.

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Topics: LDS

How To Wake Up With Your Positive Pants On

Posted by Jen King on 6/20/17 3:05 PM

We're all seeking happiness. More joy. More adventure. More fulfillment. So how do we get there?

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

Getting Involved With Your LDS Ward While You Live Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/12/17 9:17 AM

When you get to a new country most things will be unfamiliar. The people, food, language and  apartment are just a few! Anything you can find that is familiar is good and and can be really helpful especially as you adjust to your new surroundings. 

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Topics: LDS

7 Ways To Make Your Scripture Study More Interactive

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/30/17 4:50 PM

Let's be honest, sometimes it's hard to get to reading your scriptures without it feeling like just a check mark off of your long to-do list. Don't get stuck in a rut in your reading, instead try these ideas to help make your personal study more meaningful.

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Topics: LDS, Finding Your Best Self

How To Visit The Doctor While Abroad So You Can Send In Your Mission Papers

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/12/17 9:23 AM

Any volunteers want to apply for their mission while living abroad? You can do that! We’ve got a few tips to make this as easy as possible.

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Topics: LDS

Do I Have To Be LDS To Volunteer With ILP?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/4/17 10:32 AM

While volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP) you will meet and serve alongside amazing people in your group. They are from all over the US and have different religious backgrounds, ideas and views. Each of them will teach you something that will help you grow as a person. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, LDS

How To Find An LDS Church No Matter Where You Are In The World

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/30/17 11:27 AM

Did you know you can find LDS churches in all 10 of ILP's (International Language Programs) countries? Sometimes you can find a church right in the city you are volunteering in and other times you might have to travel a little bit, but they are always accessible. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, LDS

Hear An LDS Prophet Speak During Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Jen King on 4/29/17 7:35 AM

While I was volunteering in Thailand, I had the really unique opportunity of getting to attend a small meeting with Elder Holland as the main speaker. Elder Holland!

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Topics: LDS

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Over the years of assisting more than 6,000 volunteers in their desire to travel and make a difference in the lives of others, ILP has seen what works and what doesn't.

We've gathered our tips here for making your semester abroad a successful one.

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