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.
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.
International Language Programs (ILP) has been sending volunteers to serve in an orphanage in Romania for almost 2 years now. Every semester, we love hearing about the incredible life changing experiences our volunteers are having at the Romanian orphanage. Today, I'm here to tell you about one incredible experience that shows the difference volunteers really can make in the life of a child.
Being able to volunteer in an orphanage abroad is a dream come true for many. Most volunteers know that they will be making a positive difference in the children's lives but often what volunteers may not realize is how much the kids will affect their own lives and teach them many lessons in return.
International Language Programs (ILP) sends volunteers to 8 different countries around the world to serve children and have meaningful experiences. Sometimes it can be hard for volunteers to decide which country they want to live and serve in. The good news is that no matter which country you pick an adventure is bound to happen. Bad news? It's hard to pick. Here is some information to help you narrow down the list and pick which country is right for you!
In our Romania program, volunteers spend their time in an orphanage and in a hospital. While you're researching and deciding if you want to also volunteer in Romania, you might notice that you don't really see photos of those kids...why's that?
Meet Cammy! She is an amazing ILP Head Teacher who went to Romania in Summer of 2015. But that's not the only reason she is so awesome. The story of how she came to be a Head Teacher in Romania is pretty unique.
There are many people around the world that volunteer in orphanages. You see the volunteers and hear how the children changed their life, but you often don't realize what a big impact the volunteers have on the children.