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This Letter From An ILP Volunteer To Her Students Will Make You Cry

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/27/18 2:22 PM

When volunteering with ILP you will become extremely attached to your students. Just warning ya.

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Topics: Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, In the Classroom

Come Volunteer With ILP In Central America

Posted by Jen King on 12/20/17 2:04 PM

ILP is excited to expand into a new part of the world and offer you two new countries with service opportunities and, of course  — tons of adventure! You can now participate in service trips to Central America.

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Topics: ILP Basics, News, Making a Difference, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

What I Learned From Not Speaking The Language While Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/18/17 10:07 AM

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!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Did You Hear About How The DR Volunteers Helped Fundraise To Build A Home?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/27/17 1:52 PM

We love how these volunteers from the Dominican Republic decided to help out someone they really loved — Tamaris, the sweet cook!

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Topics: Making a Difference, Dominican Republic

ILP Student Spotlight: Meet Volodia In Ukraine!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/17/17 4:45 PM

Lucky ILP Ukraine volunteers - you get to teach some super cute kids who you are  going to adore. We want you to get to know the students better so here is a little bit about Volodia who you may teach with your ILP group in Kiev, Ukraine!

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Topics: Ukraine, Making a Difference, In the Classroom

Are You Still Making A Difference If You Do The ILP Exchange Program?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/6/17 4:00 PM

If you didn’t know, ILP has two programs: Exchange and Humanitarian. While they do have some similarities (both programs let you give back and make a difference!) there are some differences that can help you figure out what country and what program is going to be the best choice for you. 

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, For The Parents

Can I Volunteer With ILP And Not Teach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/20/17 9:58 AM

Just because you’re not interested in teaching English abroad doesn’t mean you can’t volunteer with ILP! Lots of our locations are more like playing with the kids than actually teaching … and we actually have a program where you won’t be teaching at all.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Romania

Look What One ILP Volunteer Did After Her Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/6/17 11:09 AM



Coming home from a semester with ILP means coming home with lots of pictures, amazing memories with your ILP group and a few more stamps in your passports (and a tiny bit of a broken heart after saying goodbye to your kiddos!). But for one ILP China volunteer, coming back meant teaching professionally — back in Asia!

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Topics: China, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Finding Your Best Self

Why Is Learning To Speak English So Important?

Posted by Jen King on 10/4/17 3:04 PM

Traveling abroad and participating in humanitarian programs is the dream! Experience a foreign country and make new friends while also making a difference?

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, In the Classroom

Why I Decided To Volunteer With ILP And How It Impacted Me

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/29/17 10:24 AM

The decision to volunteer for a semester with International Language Programs (ILP) is different for everyone. Sometimes it's a long process of getting ready and making up your mind and other times it happens quick. 

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Topics: Ukraine, China, Lithuania, Making a Difference, 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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