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Plan On Visiting San Miguel De Allende While Living In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/28/17 2:05 PM

Any city that was “built for relaxing” is somewhere you just can’t pass up. Calling all ILP Mexico volunteers — we have another favorite vacation spot to add to your list.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

The Best Shoes To Pack When Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/5/17 8:28 AM

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!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Your Go To Guide For Flea Markets!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/3/17 7:50 AM

Wanna know where to get the coolest souvenirs? Skip out on the stores and find a flea market. No, but really.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland

How To Tip Around The World

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/2/17 1:44 PM

Uh oh, you just got the bill for dinner while you're traveling through a foreign country and have no idea what to do. Do you tip here? Is it rude if you don’t? Is it rude if you do? Don’t panic! We’ve got the info you need.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

See The Alien Ruins In Palenque, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/16/17 8:45 AM

When in Mexico, you gotta see some ancient ruins built thousands of years ago…by aliens?

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Escape To This Hidden Island Just Outside Of Cancun, Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/15/17 6:33 PM

Skip out on the crowds and vacation on this absolutely dreamy island after visiting Cancun.

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Why I Took A Break From School To Volunteer

Posted by Jen King on 4/9/17 8:27 AM

...And why I'm glad I did it.

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Topics: Mexico, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

Can I Volunteer With My Friend?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/24/17 5:04 PM

Yes! We love when friends decide to do this experience together. And depending on what country you are thinking of traveling to, you both could save some serious money by applying together. 

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Topics: Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Saving Money

Tips For Strawberry Picking While Abroad!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/15/17 2:08 PM

Hey ILP Volunteers traveling in the spring months — you should look into going strawberry picking in your country!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

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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