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Totally Unnecessary (But Helpful) Things You Might Want To Consider Packing

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/11/17 10:32 AM

While you are on your semester abroad you will be able to find most everything you need, it may not be the specific name brand you are used to in the US, but you will be able to find what you need! That being said, there are some things that will just help you feel more comfortable and are things you may not have thought about. Here are a few things you don't necessarily need, but you should consider packing!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

The Best Shoes To Pack When Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/5/17 8:28 AM

Shoes make all the difference when you're traveling. You will be on your feet a ton while you explore the new cities you are in and you want to be comfortable! Here are some of the best shoes for traveling that will keep you cool in hot weather, warm in cold weather and comfortable wherever you are!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

I’m Afraid I’ll Be The Only Volunteer Who’s Never Traveled Before

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/18/17 5:00 PM

Soo, you've never traveled before and you're nervous you're the ONLY one who hasn't? I was too!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Life Abroad

The Top 5 things You've Gotta Do In Iasi, Romania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/17/17 6:12 PM

Want to volunteer in an orphanage with ILP? Go to Iasi!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Romania, Hidden Gems

Where To Find Comfy And Modest Clothes For Teaching

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/11/17 9:54 AM

Hey teachers! You're on the lookout for clothes that make you feel really cute, are really comfortable, and keep you covered up in all the rights places no matter how you bend or move.  Oh and it's gotta be a good price, right? 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad, In the Classroom

How My ILP Semester Abroad Gave Me Friends Around The World

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/6/17 3:55 PM

I could talk for ages about alllll the other things my semester abroad gave me, but I’ll try to stay on topic with the friends I was able to meet — from all over the world. But it honestly wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t go out out of my comfort zone.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

The Chocolate You HAVE To Try In Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/5/17 1:24 PM

You're in Europe? Go directly to the chocolate aisle in the nearest grocery store! You will quickly realize that the Reeses and Hershey's you've had your whole life are not that great, and there is a whole new world you'll about to enter. You should probably plan on bringing a whole suitcase back of chocolate. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Lithuania, Life Abroad, Romania, Poland

The Scoop On ILP's Phone Plan

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/4/17 12:29 PM

Wait...I can get unlimited data and texting for the time I'm living abroad through ILP? Yes. Yes, you can.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Tips To Exploring A New City

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/3/17 5:00 PM

One of the best parts of traveling abroad is all the new-ness. Each city has unique things to see which is awesome, but sometimes it can be overwhelming figuring out how to soak it all in! Here are our tips on how to explore a new city.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Why I Fell In Love With The Chinese People

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/18/17 11:24 AM

My trips abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) have given me incredible opportunities. But, the greatest thing about all of my trips has been the people I was able to meet. 

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Topics: China, Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

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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