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Your ILP Group Should Do This Photo Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/22/17 2:45 PM

We’re pretty sure you can get all of these pictures in a whole semester living abroad, but do you think you can get them all in a single week? Or if you’re really up for a challenge, get these 14 photos in a single day. 

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Topics: Life Abroad

How To Eat Out For Cheap

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/21/17 9:14 AM

Have your heart set on eating all the new foods in a new country but still want to have some cash to spend on a weekend trip to dreamy beaches? Yep, us too — here’s how to eat out for cheap so you can still have money to spend on rad vacations and those cute nesting dolls from Russia.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money

Get To The Top Spots In Beijing On The Metro

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/14/17 8:27 AM

Beijing is BIG and has a ton to see and do. Public bus schedules can be tricky to figure out, but lucky for you the metro is a easy and cheap way to get around to Beijing's must sees!  Getting to the Pearl Market, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Olympic Park has never been easier!

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Topics: China, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad

4 Handy Websites While You're Living In China

Posted by Jen King on 10/8/17 6:03 AM

The best part about spending an entire semester abroad for your volunteer trip is that you see and do waaaaaaay more than you could on a quick 2 week trip! You get to live like the locals do: buy handmade jewelry from the cute elderly lady across the road, become a chopsticks pro, and ride the local bus to your favorite park on Saturday.  You might as well try out the Chinese websites that all the locals use, too ... right?

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Topics: China, Life Abroad

Things That Are Cheaper In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/2/17 3:09 PM

Lucky China volunteers, you're going to find some pretty rad deals while volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP). Basically, everything is cheaper there which is reason 1,357,790 why China is amazing. Here's what you can expect to find for really good prices.

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Topics: China, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Don't Miss Out On Student Discounts At These Places In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/1/17 12:05 PM

Okay, we're all about saving money because the more you save on the little things the more money you have to do important things like cool activities, eating good food and seeing amazing sights during your time abroad! Here's a hack that will totally help you during your trip abroad. Use it as often as you can because a couple bucks here and there adds up.

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Topics: China, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Saving Money

The Best Blog Posts To Prepare You For China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/23/17 7:23 AM

Congrats! You're going to China! Be prepared to have your mind blown with its unique beauty, incredible things to see, delicious food to eat and the kindest people you've ever met. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, China, Life Abroad

Try Out These Ways To Explore Your ILP City

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/22/17 9:07 AM

Wondering how to see the most of where you’ll be living? We’ve brainstormed a bunch of ideas so you and your ILP group can go explore and adventure in the foreign country you call home!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

Advice For Working Well With Your ILP Group

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/20/17 12:29 PM

Being in a group is one of the things that makes volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP) unique. It's also a big reason a lot of people choose to spend their semester abroad with ILP! Your group makes your semester so much more fun and you're not worrying about being alone in a foreign country.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Finding Your Best Self

What Should I Send My Volunteer In A Care Package?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/18/17 12:26 PM

Know someone spending a semester living abroad and wanna show them some love? It can be hard to know what to send! Whether they are volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP), on a study abroad, or taking a Gap Year here are a few ideas to get you started. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, 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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