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The 5 Best Planners for 2018

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 12/26/17 12:35 PM

Whether you're a student, teacher, a stay at home mom or a little bit of all the above, you need to have a good planner so you don't miss any of those important dates in your life. We've compiled a list of the best planners you can get for 2018!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks

6 Movies To Watch Before Traveling To Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 12/23/17 11:14 AM

There are so many amazing countries to visit in Europe, you probaby will never have enough time there! Here are a few movies you need to watch before you go to get you pumped about your trip. Or watch them after your trip when you are really missing the places you have already traveled to!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

How To Back Up Your Photos While Traveling

Posted by Emily Cummings on 12/17/17 11:02 AM

You’re off having amazing adventures and taking amazing pictures on those adventures and probably the worst thing that could ever happen would be to lose all of your photos while you’re on vacation! Yikes. Not good, right?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

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

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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