You’re almost all set to spend a semester volunteering, but have this one nagging question — is it a good idea to bring your laptop abroad?
Before you run off for your semester abroad with ILP, you’ve gotta know that there are 30 things that will be hard, hard, hard about your semester.
Once you're abroad you will quickly realize differences between where you're from and where your new home will be for for the next semester. The people act different, the food is different, the scenery is different and of course the language will be different. Don't get me wrong, not speaking the language of the country you are living in can bring up some challenges and funny stories, but you can also learn a lot!
Here are the best places to buy swimsuits anytime of the year. Because you can't volunteer in The D.R. or Mexico without a swimsuit!
Getting ready for a train ride, bus ride or flight? Lucky you because you're going somewhere exciting! Unfortunately those long trips can be a bit ... long! Having things to do is key and music can be super helpful to help pass the time —come check out this playlist we made, just for you.
China is one of my favorite places in the world! But, if we're being honest it was quite the adjustment compared to traveling to Europe or anywhere else I had ever been.
Europe is a magical place as is but there's something just beautiful about Europe in the winter, soak it in and don't get discouraged if it's feeling pretty cold! Whether you are staying warm inside or outside exploring the freshly fallen snow there is tons to do. Here's a quick list!
If you’re thinking about volunteering abroad with International Language Programs you're probably thinking, "What would I be doing every day?" We gotcha covered.
Traveling abroad is one of the coolest things you can do. You get to experience new cultures, meet new people and try new foods. While trying new foods is fun, when you're living in a foreign country for an extended period of time it can also be one of the biggest challenges because you're giving up the comfort of your familiar meals. Learning to adjust to the new food is key to making your experience more enjoyable.