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How To Get Ahold Of My ILP Volunteer Fast In An Emergency

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/20/18 2:48 PM

One of the scariest parts of sending a volunteer abroad is the idea of anything happening and not being able to reach them. While that is a valid concern, I'm here to tell you there are more ways to reach them quickly than you may realize!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

Can I Meet My ILP Group Before I Leave?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/18/18 2:23 PM

So, you've applied, been accepted, assigned and now you get to see the ever anticipated ILP group list. Remember in 3rd grade when you'd run to see who was in your class when they posted the list on the door? Anyone else?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Without An Oven

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/13/18 11:40 AM


When you’re living in a foreign country, you are going to want foods from home — like chocolate chips cookies. Good thing it’s possible to do even if you don’t have an oven.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad

ILP Volunteers Say *These* Are The Best Backpacks

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/10/18 10:34 AM

While volunteering abroad with International Language Programs (ILP) you're going to have some pretty amazing opportunities to travel. Check out what backpacks volunteers recommend as you backpack Europe, vacation in Thailand, or wherever your semester takes you!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

How Can I Talk To Someone At ILP About My Questions?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/3/18 3:01 PM

Deciding to volunteer abroad with ILP is a big deal and you are bound to have lots of questions. We get it! We have all been there at one point or another and want to help you out. Don't leave those questions rattling around in your head; let us answer them!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

How A Semester Abroad Prepares You For College

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 4/18/18 7:34 AM

Heading off to college can be scary for someone who's never been on their own. It's a responsibility you have to be prepared for. Luckily, there are (fun) ways --like a semester abroad with ILP-- to prepare yourself before you dive head first into your first semester in college!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Benefits of Volunteering

What Do I Do With My Car While I'm Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/13/18 4:07 PM

There is a lot you need to get in order before you spend a semester volunteering abroad with ILP! Have you thought about what to do with your car yet?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

How Do I Know What Type Of ILP Teaching Supplies To Bring?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/6/18 12:25 PM

If you’re an ILP volunteer, you’ll need to bring over 1 suitcase full of teaching supplies to use in your ILP lessons (unless you're volunteering at the European orphanage) — the question is, what supplies should I bring?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

What NOT To Bring To The Caribbean

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/6/18 4:44 PM

Getting ready for your trip to Haiti or The Dominican Republic? You should probably get packing. But, first ... here's what you DON'T want to bring.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Tips For Traveling Abroad If You Have Anxiety

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 2/18/18 1:09 PM

If you have any experience with anxiety, you're probably thinking about the countless situations that could be tough for your trip abroad and wondering, "Is this really a good idea?" It's hard for anyone to step out of their comfort zone, but dealing with anxiety adds another level of ... hard. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Finding Your Best Self

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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