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I Only Have A Couple Days In Italy! Which City Should I See?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/19/17 11:01 AM

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.

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

It Feels Like A Dream In Hallstatt, Austria

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/16/17 8:39 AM

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.  

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

The Top Most Helpful Posts For Volunteers Going To Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/11/17 11:49 AM



Headed to this Eastern European country for a semester abroad? Learn allllll about what life will be like in Russia with these blog posts — the more you learn about your country now, the more you will love it once you live there.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Russia

What ILP Countries Can You Uber and Lyft In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/9/17 8:51 AM



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.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Poland

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

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

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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