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Things I was Worried About That Turned Out To Not Be A Problem

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/18/17 11:04 AM

Before your semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) it is 100% normal to be nervous! This may be your first time living away from home, or your first time abroad. You may have experience teaching or you may not. There are tons of different scenarios. Luckily, there are a lot of things you are worried about that you don't need to be! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

You've Gotta Zipline In The Swiss Alps While Visiting Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/15/17 10:13 AM

The Swiss Alps on their own are phenomenal! With amazing views, incredible skiing, hiking and more this is a great stop if you love being outdoors. Let's take it a step further now and make it even cooler and more fun... You can zipline in them (and we highly recommend it!)

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

What Medicines Are Hard To Find Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:57 AM

You're climbing the Great Wall of China or visiting the Louvre in Paris when you feel a massive headache coming on. Luckily for you someone in your ILP group packed some Tylenol and has it in their bag (hopefully).

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

I'm Afraid I'll Miss My Friends And Family During My Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/9/17 12:45 PM

International Language Programs (ILP) gives you the opportunity to volunteer abroad all over the world. One of the unique things about volunteering with ILP is that you get an entire semester abroad - so that means about 4-5 months of totally taking the leap, leaving home, and finding a new one.

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Topics: Life Abroad

Do I Need Power Adapters And Converters During My Semester Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/3/17 10:45 AM

Power adapters and coverters can be a confusing topic. It's hard to know what you will need, especially if you've never lived abroad before.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

How To Get To Know Your ILP Group Better

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/29/17 2:24 PM

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You’re about to spend an entire semester as a volunteer abroad in Russia but you don’t know a single person in your ILP group … that’s A-OK! (And a big part of your adventure). But don’t worry, here's how to break the ice. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

You Know You're Getting The True Mexican Experience When...

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/22/17 5:12 PM

Mexico, the land of colorful streets, (REALLY) good tacos and the opportunity to volunteer and teach extremely cute kids. You'll easily fall in love with Mexico and all it has to offer during your semester living abroad. 

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Topics: Mexico, Life Abroad

Here’s How To Remember Every Day Of Your Vacation

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/20/17 12:38 PM

What's the use of going abroad if you come home just to forget everything (or can’t even prove that you actually saw the Eiffel Tower?) Well, that certainly won’t be problem when you use our favorite ways to remember your vacation!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Get To Know The (Adorable!) Kids In Haiti

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/9/17 12:32 PM

Don't read ANY more if you aren't ready to have your heart melt and fall in love with these cute kids at the Haitian orphanage! They will make you want to pack your suitcase and hop on a plane ASAP.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Haiti

Free (Or Really Cheap!) Gifts To Give Your Host Family

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/8/17 7:32 AM

Depending where you volunteer for your semester with International Language Programs(ILP), you may be staying with a host family. Host families are so fun and sometimes they feel like a second family for you! After your semester living abroad with them, you are definitely going to want to tell them "Thank You!" Here are a few ideas how!

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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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