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How To Bring Your Polaroid Camera On Your ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/23/17 7:09 PM


Wondering how easy it is to bring (and use) your Polaroid camera on your ILP adventure? We’ve got some insights from volunteers who have done just that, and have a few tips that may come in handy.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

Should You Buy Your Warm Clothes At Home Or In Eastern Europe?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/23/17 10:00 AM

So it gets cold in Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania. Really cold during some months, if you didn’t know. With the weather being freezing,  should you pack all your winter gear with you or just plan on buying it once you are there? We’ve the answers you are looking for.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania

5 Books To Help Overcome Self-Doubt & Inspire Your Best Life

Posted by Jen King on 5/17/17 9:04 AM

Looking for some inspiration? Some personal uplift and empowerment? These 5 books are right up you alley!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Finding Your Best Self

What I Always Pack In My Personal Items On An International Flight

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/14/17 10:38 AM

 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

Totally Unnecessary (But Helpful) Things You Might Want To Consider Packing

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/11/17 10:32 AM

While you are on your semester abroad you will be able to find most everything you need, it may not be the specific name brand you are used to in the US, but you will be able to find what you need! That being said, there are some things that will just help you feel more comfortable and are things you may not have thought about. Here are a few things you don't necessarily need, but you should consider packing!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Afraid Of Flying? Try These Tips!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/9/17 6:04 PM

Your bags are packed and you're ready to go? All you have to do now is head to the airport and you're good! But.... what if you're afraid of flying (or have never done it so you don't know what to expect!) and have a 10+ hour flight ahead of you? Don't worry! Try these tips to help you fly in peace, and maybe even enjoy it!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

Try Restaurant Fundraising!

Posted by Jen King on 5/8/17 1:40 PM

Looking for ways to fundraise your semester abroad? There's lots of different ways and so you just need to find what works for you...here's another option to check out!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

What If I'm Interested, But Still Deciding If I Should Volunteer With ILP?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/24/17 11:56 AM

It can be hard to decide whether or not you'll spend a semester abroad. There is so much good and so many amazing opportunities you'll find as you volunteer, but there is also a lot of unknowns and it's a big commitment which can make it hard to decide if and when it's right for you! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

Where To Find Comfy And Modest Clothes For Teaching

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/11/17 9:54 AM

Hey teachers! You're on the lookout for clothes that make you feel really cute, are really comfortable, and keep you covered up in all the rights places no matter how you bend or move.  Oh and it's gotta be a good price, right? 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad, In the Classroom

Cheap Ways To Get Ready For Your Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/11/17 11:44 AM

Raise your hand if you want your hard earned travel money to go to things like buying luggage….No one? Makes sense — I’m pretty sure no one wants to spend more money than they need to just to get ready for your semester abroad. If you wanna save some cash, keep reading. 

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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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