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The Best Places To Get Swimsuits Year-Round For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/12/17 2:52 PM

Here are the best places to buy swimsuits anytime of the year. Because you can't volunteer in The D.R. or Mexico without a swimsuit!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

What To Expect The Week You Leave On Your ILP Trip

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/4/17 2:32 PM

We know the most stressful week as an ILP volunteer is the one you leave, so here is some details of what to expect!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

Our Chill Travel Playlist For Your Next Flight

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/2/17 10:45 AM

 

Getting ready for a train ride, bus ride or flight? Lucky you because you're going somewhere exciting! Unfortunately those long trips can be a bit ... long! Having things to do is key and music can be super helpful to help pass the time  —come check out this playlist we made, just for you.

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

How To Make ILP Fit In With Your BYU-I Track

Posted by Emily Cummings on 11/26/17 12:27 PM

If you didn’t know, students at BYU-Idaho go to school on their own unique three track semester system which has some serious pros, especially when it comes to volunteering with ILP. We’ve put this blog post together to show you that you’ve totally got options if you want to volunteer with us, even if you’re stuck going to school on the BYU-Idaho tracks that are different from a typical semester timeline at other universities.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks

The Best Websites And Apps For Learning A New Language

Posted by Auvi Evans on 11/11/17 11:41 AM

"Learn A New Language" has been written on practically everyone's bucket list at some point. But have you actually completed that? If not, now is your time! Here are the best websites and apps to start learning a new language or even just brush up on that little bit of Spanish you learned in high school.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

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

Screenshot This Info In Case Of An Emergency!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 10/23/17 9:09 AM


Before you run off to go serve abroad in Thailand as an ILP volunteer (or another one of ILP’s countries!) make sure you have these phone numbers (and other contact info) in a safe place … you might not need them, but if you do, you’ll be glad to read this post.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

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

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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