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Can I Volunteer With ILP And Not Teach?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/20/17 9:58 AM

Just because you’re not interested in teaching English abroad doesn’t mean you can’t volunteer with ILP! Lots of our locations are more like playing with the kids than actually teaching … and we actually have a program where you won’t be teaching at all.

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Topics: ILP Basics, Making a Difference, Romania

I Only Have A Couple Days In Italy! Which City Should I See?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/19/17 11:01 AM

Italy is an amazing country that you could spend a ton of time in and I have a feeling it's on every single traveler's bucket list at some point.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Poland

It Feels Like A Dream In Hallstatt, Austria

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/16/17 8:39 AM

You will need to pinch yourself to see if you're dreaming while visiting Hallstatt, Austria! Trust me, you're not dreaming but it really will feel like a fairytale! The colorful houses are stacked on the side of the mountain next to a beautiful waterfall, the city is full of yummy cafes, cute little boats and all of this is situated on a seriously gorgeous lake.  

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

What ILP Countries Can You Uber and Lyft In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/17 8:51 AM



Wondering how to get around a new country that’s your home for the next semester? Not a worry. There are tons of ways to see your city … you can even take Uber and Lyft in these ILP countries.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Poland

Take A Weekend Trip To The Painted Monasteries of Bucovina, Romania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/5/17 9:33 AM

The monasteries in Romania are some of the most picturesque things you'll probably ever see. With intricate paintings and beautiful colors you will be in awe! If you're looking for something to do on a Saturday while you are serving at the orphanage program in Iasi, check out this little spot!

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

Don’t Miss These Spring Holidays In Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/3/17 3:50 PM



Have Romania on your bucket list? If not, you should because there are some ah-mazing sites to see in this country. And for anyone who wants a really unique experience, come here spring semester …. there are rad holidays that only happen in the February, March and April. 

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Topics: Romania

Don't Miss The Dalmation Coast In Croatia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/28/17 5:43 PM

Ever heard of The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia? Let's be honest, most people don't think of choosing Croatia when planning their Europe trip, but you need to Google some pictures. It will take your breathe away! I really think it is the most underrated country in Europe. With postcard worthy views, medieval cities, hidden beaches and more you need to add Croatia to your travel destination list.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

5 Reasons To Explore Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/25/17 10:06 AM



Never heard of Cluj-Napoca? Nether had I … but after a little research, I’m trying to find when I can see this part of Romania ASAP because it’s gorgeous! 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

The Pros Of Doing A Spring Semester in Romania

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/24/17 9:24 AM

It will be cold during a spring semester in this Eastern European country … but that’s exactly why you should go! We’ve talked to an ILP volunteer who's been to Romania on a few different trips and she thinks that winter and spring seasons are the absolute best to be in Romania —  you’ll travel for cheaper, see the most amazing holidays and come home with the best pictures. 

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Topics: Romania

Would You Visit This Bizarre Forest In Poland?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/15/17 8:56 AM



So the idea of visiting a forest on vacation might not sound like the most popular tourist attraction out there, but what if I told you that this is not a normal forest; there are dozens of trees that are crooked — oddly bent in the exact same way, all pointing north? Oh, and scientists have no idea how or why this happened. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, 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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