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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

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/17 1:16 PM

We’ve talked to a couple of volunteers who have been to several ILP countries about they things they love the most about their semesters: *Spoiler* it’s not about the country! 

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

Have You Heard About Europe’s Free Walking Tours?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/8/17 10:21 AM

Spend a couple of hours listening to a new city’s history and touring around with a guide — oh, and it’s basically free! We’re pretty much in love with the free tours in Europe and think you will be too (so here are some details).

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

How To Get Cheap Tickets To Shows In England

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/21/17 11:16 AM

Going to the theater in London is like a dream come true. But tickets can be expensive …  which no one wants. Here’s how to save some money and see an awesome show while on vacation in England. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Saving Money, Romania, Poland

You've Gotta Zipline In The Swiss Alps While Visiting Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/15/17 10:13 AM

The Swiss Alps on their own are phenomenal! With amazing views, incredible skiing, hiking and more this is a great stop if you love being outdoors. Let's take it a step further now and make it even cooler and more fun... You can zipline in them (and we highly recommend it!)

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

What ILP Humanitarian Program Is Right For Me?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/4/17 6:10 AM

Did you know ILP has 3 countries which are home to our Humanitarian Programs? 

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Topics: Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Haiti

An Underground Theme Park In Romania?! Yep!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/27/17 5:53 PM

Come ride Ferris wheels. Or maybe paddle around the lake. Oh, and did I also mention this is all happening 400 feet underground? 

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Topics: Romania, Hidden Gems

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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