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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!