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How To Bargain In Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/25/18 1:29 PM

Taking a vacation to Haiti soon? Or maybe you're lucky enough to spend an entire semester volunteering there! Either way these tips are going to help you get the best bang for your buck. 

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money, Haiti

What Treats To Mail To Your Volunteer

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/20/18 4:57 PM

Do you know someone who's volunteering in another country? We all love getting care packages but it's especially great to receive while you're living abroad. Here's some ideas of what they'd love to get.

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Topics: Life Abroad, For The Parents

How A Semester Abroad Prepares You For College

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/18/18 7:34 AM

Heading off to college can be scary for someone who's never been on their own. It's a responsibility you have to be prepared for. Luckily, there are (fun) ways --like a semester abroad with ILP-- to prepare yourself before you dive head first into your first semester in college!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

What Do I Do With My Car While I'm Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/13/18 4:07 PM

There is a lot you need to get in order before you spend a semester volunteering abroad with ILP! Have you thought about what to do with your car yet?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

Look How One ILP Volunteer Served Her Students 

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/12/18 4:10 PM

You can make a huge impact on the kids you are teaching English to or working with in the Orphanage Program! Here's how one ILP volunteer served her students outside of the classroom.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference

How To Support Your Volunteer When They're Homesick

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/5/18 9:51 PM

When your volunteer is living abroad it can be hard to know how to help them when they're homesick (it happens to us all!).  Here are a few ways you can support them while they navigate this new experience.

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Topics: Life Abroad, For The Parents

20 Things Every 20-Something Needs to Know

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/27/18 10:12 AM

This time of your life is confusing and fun and chaotic but in the best way possible — but somehow it really does make a difference when you know these 20 things.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

How Can I Keep In Touch With My Volunteer?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/20/18 9:35 AM

Sending your child on a semester abroad can be nerve-wracking, our program directors understand because they've been in your shoes when their daughters volunteered! You probably want to be able to talk to them regularly, so here are few easy ways you can keep in touch while they are volunteering for a semester with ILP! 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, For The Parents

6 Free Games To Play With Friends On Your Phone

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/9/18 3:04 PM

Play these free games anywhere in the world with friends for a guaranteed good time! Watch out your competitive side will come out!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money

Easy Ways To Count Down To Your Semester With ILP

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/11/18 4:00 PM

Everything is complete; You're ready to go on your adventure abroad! Now, you just have to ... wait. These easy countdowns will help the time fly by until your departure day arrives.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

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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