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Can My Family Visit Me While I’m Volunteering?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/18/17 6:19 PM

If you're having a hard time convincing your parents how great of an experience it would be for you to live in Thailand for a semester, try telling them that they can come visit you! That might change things.

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

How To See A Hot Air Balloon Festival In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/15/17 2:23 PM

Imagine looking up into the pink and orange sky and seeing hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons, floating up like the clouds. Sounds dreamy, right? That could be your life in Mexico!

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

How Cold Does It Actually Get In Mexico?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/11/17 3:13 PM

When I think of Mexico I think of warm sunny beaches, but certain parts of Mexico actually can get pretty chilly, so don’t forget to pack the right clothes. We’ve got the packing tips you need to make sure you aren’t stuck wearing shorts and sandals in the cold! 

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Topics: Mexico

Why You Should Explore San Jose Iturbide, Mexico

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/22/17 8:30 AM

While volunteering abroad for a semester in Mexico you will have the opportunity to travel and see some incredible things. Mexico is such a beautiful place! With beaches, tacos, ancient ruins and amazing architecture, you can't go wrong. But, where do you even start?

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Topics: Mexico, Life Abroad

Top Tips For Group Travel

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/10/16 12:33 PM

There are always pro’s and con’s when it comes to group travel. On the one hand, you have awesome friends to go traveling with…but what happens when a couple girls want to go to Cambodia but you really want to see Koh Lanta during your vacation in Thailand?

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

The 8 Best Places To Spend Your Weekend In Mexico

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/9/16 11:48 AM

While we love hopping over to Cancun for a vacation, there are still plenty of places to see that are only a short taxi (or bus) ride from your school (that’s code for “perfect weekend getaways and day trips!).

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Hidden Gems

Are You Prepared For What Might Happen On Your International Flight?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/29/16 2:52 PM

Flying isn’t the most fun part about traveling the world. Sure, take off feels like a roller coaster and sipping soda while you look out the window is pretty cool, but 13 hours into your flight to China can bring some surprises…especially if you have never flown before! Don’t worry; whether you are a flight newbie or have done this a dozen times, we’ve got some tips to make sure you are prepared for whatever happens. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Romania, Dominican Republic

Learn A Language by Living Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/24/16 5:56 PM

The best way to learn is language is by immersion, so why not live abroad for a semester to finally master Spanish?

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Build Your Resume, Romania, Dominican Republic

Xel-Ha: Don't Miss This In Cancun, Mexico!

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 11/23/16 1:59 PM

Heading to Mexico for your semester abroad? Don't miss out on seeing Xel-Ha, the aquatic theme park located just south of Cancun!  

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations

Read Volunteer's Personal Blogs While They Live in Mexico and Dominican Republic!

Posted by Cherish Germaine on 11/18/16 1:44 PM

Heading to Mexico or the Dominican Republic with International Language Programs (ILP)? If not, click here to apply now. If you are wondering what it is really like to live in Latin America for a semester abroad then you have come to the right place. Here's a roundup of ILP volunteers personal blogs so you can see what there experience was actually like!

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Topics: Mexico, Life Abroad, Dominican Republic

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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