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Visit The Breathtaking Marieta Islands In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:17 AM

Wow, Mexico is amazing us daily with the incredibly beautiful places you can see. You won't be disappointed when you find yourself in Mexico. Whether it's during a gap year, your semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP), or just a quick getaway you'll never want to leave. The beauty of The Marieta Islands are no exception! You're going to die when you see how beautiful they are. 

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

The Biggest Reasons You Need To Stop Overlooking Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/6/17 9:16 AM

When most people look at volunteering abroad, they want the most foreign adventure they can find (we're all about that, too)...but if you haven’t given much thought to Mexico, it’s time to change all of that.  This is the most underrated country. For reals. 

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Topics: Mexico

The Cutest Island In Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/5/17 11:41 AM

Okay, if you're volunteering in Mexico during your semester with International Language Programs (ILP) you're pretty lucky because you can visit Janitzio, which is a total hidden gem not far from where ILP volunteers live. You can find so many of the good things Mexico has to offer on this little island and it's a great place for a weekend trip.

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Topics: Mexico, Hidden Gems

You Know You're Getting The True Mexican Experience When...

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/22/17 5:12 PM

Mexico, the land of colorful streets, (REALLY) good tacos and the opportunity to volunteer and teach extremely cute kids. You'll easily fall in love with Mexico and all it has to offer during your semester living abroad. 

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Topics: Mexico, Life Abroad

We Found The Chillest Hippie Yoga Town In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/13/17 8:11 AM

And we can bet you will want to spend at least some of your vacation time here. Get your passport ready and come see it for yourself!

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

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

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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