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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

Free LDS Coloring Pages For Your Long Flight

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/30/17 11:12 AM

Trying to think of ways to stay busy on a long flight to Europe or Asia? Or maybe you need to pass the time on a long train or bus ride to your new favorite vacation spot? Print off these free LDS coloring pages and pack up some colored pencils and you’ll start to look forward to a 6 hour bus ride in Mexico!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, LDS

The Best Blog Posts To Prepare You For China

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/23/17 7:23 AM

Congrats! You're going to China! Be prepared to have your mind blown with its unique beauty, incredible things to see, delicious food to eat and the kindest people you've ever met. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, China, Life Abroad

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

How To See What Current ILP Volunteers Are Doing!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/5/17 3:00 PM

If you're preparing to volunteer abroad with International Language Programs (ILP), one of the best ways to help you get ready is to follow current volunteers during their semester! They can give you ideas on where to go, give you a sneak peek of your cute students, and you can even DM them to ask advice. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

Help! My Bags Weigh Too Much … What Now?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/23/17 12:39 PM

So you’ve been able to fill up a couple of suitcases full of everything you could possible need before you go live abroad … but your bags are way over the airline's weight limit! No one wants to pay those expensive airline fees for heavy bags, so use these tips to help you pack (and lighten up your bags). 

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Topics: Semester Preparation

Things I was Worried About That Turned Out To Not Be A Problem

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/18/17 11:04 AM

Before your semester abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) it is 100% normal to be nervous! This may be your first time living away from home, or your first time abroad. You may have experience teaching or you may not. There are tons of different scenarios. Luckily, there are a lot of things you are worried about that you don't need to be! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your iPhone

Posted by Jen King on 8/16/17 7:03 AM

If you're preparing for an international trip (like a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs!), but your cell phone provider doesn't have the best of options for international data...you probably want to do a SIM card. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics

What Medicines Are Hard To Find Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:57 AM

You're climbing the Great Wall of China or visiting the Louvre in Paris when you feel a massive headache coming on. Luckily for you someone in your ILP group packed some Tylenol and has it in their bag (hopefully).

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

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

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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