When volunteering with ILP you will become extremely attached to your students. Just warning ya.
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.
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!
We love how these volunteers from the Dominican Republic decided to help out someone they really loved — Tamaris, the sweet cook!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Traveling abroad and participating in humanitarian programs is the dream! Experience a foreign country and make new friends while also making a difference?
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.