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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

Try This Quick Cheap Flight Hack For Your European Vacation

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/17/17 5:25 PM

Sometimes the only thing in your way of a new adventure is money. Don't let that stop you! There are tons of ways to find cheap flights or discounts -  I'm all about that! This hack is a quick way to find great deals, I use it to daydream and plan trips too much now-a-days. Check it out!

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

These Churches In Romania Are A Real Life Fairytale

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/10/17 12:11 PM

We are pretty much in love with Romania  but who wouldn’t adore a spot hidden away in the hills that look like a real-life fairytale? They’re unreal … but don’t take my word for it, you’ve got to come see ‘em for yourself.

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Topics: Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems

Going Back To See "Your Kids" Again

Posted by Jen King on 7/6/17 2:01 PM

One of the biggest things that ILP volunteers say after they return home from a volunteer experience abroad is that they miss the children they taught - they miss "their kids". If you're lucky enough, you may get to see them again!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Making a Difference, Romania

3 Mistakes To Avoid While Backpacking Europe

Posted by Jen King on 6/19/17 12:00 PM


Is it just me or is everyone traveling to Europe right now? I don't blame them! If you've got a trip abroad to Europe in your plans, check out my tips to help make the most of your adventure abroad.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, 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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