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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

The Best Art Museums In Eastern Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/27/17 10:40 AM

Europe itself can feel like a museum as you walk around and soak in the beautiful architecture, unique sculptures and breathtaking overlooks. You can learn a lot about the city you are in by just walking around it and exploring! 

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

Have A Better Vacation in Warsaw, Poland By Learning A Little History

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/23/17 10:08 AM

I know, I know. Learing history isn’t nearly as fun as eating their famous pierogis but you’ll get so much more out of Poland if you know a least a little bit about what happened in Warsaw.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

The Cheapest Places To Visit In Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/21/17 10:03 AM

Once you get to Europe, travel within Europe and places to stay can be really affordable ( we must be doing something wrong, America!). But, there are some countries that are much cheaper than others. If you're on a budget, you have to be really strategic about where you decide to travel to.

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

The Top 5 things You've Gotta Do In Iasi, Romania

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/17/17 6:12 PM

Want to volunteer in an orphanage with ILP? Go to Iasi!

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Topics: Life Abroad, Romania, Hidden Gems

Sculpt Your Own Marzipan In Tallinn, Estonia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/13/17 6:53 PM

Tallinn, Estonia is a city you HAVE to visit while in Europe.

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

Been Thinking About Volunteering In The Romania Orphanage Program?

Posted by Jen King on 4/12/17 10:05 AM

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.

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Topics: Making a Difference, Romania, Orphanage Program

The Chocolate You HAVE To Try In Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/5/17 1:24 PM

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. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Lithuania, Life Abroad, Romania, 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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