One of the biggest things that ILP volunteers say after they return home from a volunteer experience abroad is that they miss the children they taught - they miss "their kids". If you're lucky enough, you may get to see them again!
Looking for memorable adventures with your spouse? We checked in with Joe and Ivy Wilson who have been living abroad, volunteering, and traveling the world for the better part of a year to see how they did it.
So you want to spend a semester living abroad, but how in the world are you supposed to choose a country … Which one is the best fit? Talk about a tough choice (because seriously, every country is rad and you've got 10 to choose from … it just depends on what you are looking for). But don’t worry, maybe we can help you narrow it down.
International Language Programs (ILP) sends volunteers abroad to 10 different countries. In 9 out of those 10 countries you will be teaching English to the greatest, craziest, cutest and funniest kids in the world.
We interviewed Hannah who has volunteered abroad with ILP in Russia, Ukraine, China, Thailand and Romania and is currently in the Dominican Republic! She shared with us a few of the ways ILP has changed her life and why she is glad she has spent so many semesters abroad with ILP!
People who like to travel are cool, but people who travel with ILP are even cooler — here’s what a few of our alumni have been up to.
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!
It’s been a few months since you made your New Years resolutions official …. how are ya doing on those? Yeah…me too. If you wanted this year to be happier, don’t give up yet.
Choosing to do a semester abroad is a big deal and then making it happen is another story! We interviewed the ILP volunteers in Romania to help you know if this volunteer opportunity in Europe is right for you and give you ideas for making it work.
Romania is one of International Language Program’s (ILP!) 10 countries where you can spend a semester abroad volunteering. The humanitarian program in Romania is unique because you will be working in an orphanage with children who may have physical or mental disabilities. It is extremely awarding to work with these children every day and you will really get to know them personally and individually.