Want to volunteer in an orphanage with ILP? Go to Iasi!
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.
You're in Europe? Go directly to the chocolate aisle in the nearest grocery store! You will quickly realize that the Reeses and Hershey's you've had your whole life are not that great, and there is a whole new world you'll about to enter. You should probably plan on bringing a whole suitcase back of chocolate.
Aw, Paris. The crepes, the Eiffel Tower, the museums, the Arc de Triomphe….We love all the touristy things to do here, but what it you want see the real, non-touristy Paris? You know, like a local?
Hey ILP Volunteers traveling in the spring months — you should look into going strawberry picking in your country!
While you are volunteering in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania or Romania with International Language Programs (ILP) not only will you get to see those amazing countries, but you'll have the opportunity to travel and visit tons of other countries throughout the European Union while you live abroad.
Nervous about taking the metro for the first time ever while traveling abroad? Relax, it’s easy, I promise. We’ve got the tips you need to make sure you and the metro system leave as best buds.
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.
I’ve done both types of trips and I’ve got to say, I always prefer to be gone for an entire semester and here’s why.