If you've been accepted to volunteer abroad with ILP, you know that we recommend the ISIC insurance card for all travelers. Now, you -- and many other future ILP volunteers -- may be wondering if this card is actually worth paying for.
If you've ever lived in a foreign country before and you don't speak the language, you know how valuable Google Translate can be. Did you know they have an app now that makes it even easier?
When you hear people talk about their experiences traveling the world, they really only tell you the highlights of their trip (because that's what they remember). Rarely will you ever hear the hard side of traveling. It's important to know that traveling abroad isn't all sunshine and rainbows and can be hard at times -- it's still totally worth it, so don't worry!
You're going to want to try all the food and do everything you can while you are volunteering abroad. Here's how not getting the "fancy" stuff can save you money and give you more to spend on memories!
No matter if your volunteering in Central America or living in China for a semester, planning ahead and making sure you're prepared is vital. If you're planning on taking online classes while living abroad, it even more important for you to be prepared -- for living AND taking your classes! Let me help you out.
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!
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?
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.
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,
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!