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A Complete Guide To Birthday Freebies

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/3/17 2:15 PM

It's your birthday! It's your birthday! We're gonna party like's it's your birthday! But, for real. Birthdays are the best and they only get better when you get all kinds of free stuff. Take advantage of all these freebies below and make the day epic (and full of a lot of food)!

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Topics: Saving Money

Throw A Party Fundraiser For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/8/17 9:31 AM

Money can be a stumbling block when you are preparing to spend a semester volunteering abroad. Don't let it stop you though! Most of our volunteers are able to fundraise and make money to put towards their program fee. Even if you make a few hundred dollars through fundraising, that's a few hundred dollars you no longer have to worry about! Put the work into it and fundraising can be super beneficial!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

What Does The Program Fee Cover For An ILP Trip?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/4/17 9:28 AM

Are you wanting to make a difference, travel the world, grow personally or just start a new adventure? You've probably looked around at a few study abroad programs or humanitarian programs and gotten a bit discouraged when you realized how expensive they can be ... but not ILP!

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Topics: ILP Basics, Saving Money

How To Eat Out For Cheap

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/21/17 9:14 AM

Have your heart set on eating all the new foods in a new country but still want to have some cash to spend on a weekend trip to dreamy beaches? Yep, us too — here’s how to eat out for cheap so you can still have money to spend on rad vacations and those cute nesting dolls from Russia.

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Topics: Life Abroad, Saving Money

Things That Are Cheaper In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/2/17 3:09 PM

Lucky China volunteers, you're going to find some pretty rad deals while volunteering with International Language Programs (ILP). Basically, everything is cheaper there which is reason 1,357,790 why China is amazing. Here's what you can expect to find for really good prices.

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Topics: China, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Don't Miss Out On Student Discounts At These Places In China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 10/1/17 12:05 PM

Okay, we're all about saving money because the more you save on the little things the more money you have to do important things like cool activities, eating good food and seeing amazing sights during your time abroad! Here's a hack that will totally help you during your trip abroad. Use it as often as you can because a couple bucks here and there adds up.

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Topics: China, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Saving Money

Visit Valladolid, Mexico On A Budget

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/16/17 1:15 PM

Want to save money, see a charming Mexican city (complete with a chocolate museum), explore Mayan ruins, all without crowds of tourists?  Just come vacation in Valladolid!

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Topics: Mexico, Travel Destinations, Saving Money, Hidden Gems

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

Save A Little Money Every Week To Help Pay For Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/8/17 12:41 PM

Wondering how to save up for your semester with ILP? We’ve got lots of options to help you pay for your adventure — here’s another way that might work great for you, especially if you applied in advance! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

I Have Leftover Foreign Currency — What Do I Do?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/21/17 12:21 PM

So you ended up not spending all of your pesos, baht, yuan or euros. What’s the best way to get your money back?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

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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