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How To Insert A SIM Card Into Your iPhone

Posted by Jen King on 8/16/17 7:03 AM

If you're preparing for an international trip (like a semester volunteering abroad with International Language Programs!), but your cell phone provider doesn't have the best of options for international data...you probably want to do a SIM card. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics

What Medicines Are Hard To Find Abroad?

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/11/17 8:57 AM

You're climbing the Great Wall of China or visiting the Louvre in Paris when you feel a massive headache coming on. Luckily for you someone in your ILP group packed some Tylenol and has it in their bag (hopefully).

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

Save A Little Money Every Week To Help Pay For Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/8/17 12:41 PM

Wondering how to save up for your semester with ILP? We’ve got lots of options to help you pay for your adventure — here’s another way that might work great for you, especially if you applied in advance! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Saving Money

8 Things To Do The Day Before You Start Your Trip

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/23/17 6:30 PM

It's finally here! You'll be waking up early tomorrow to start your trip abroad. After planning for weeks I bet you are stoked beyond belief (and maybe have a dose of the nerves). You're probably packed by now and all ready to go, but don't forget to do these things the day before you leave!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

*This* Is How I Make A Packing List

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/11/17 10:02 AM

If packing up everything for a semester abroad trip in a couple of suitcases seems a little overwhelming …. this post is for you! Here’s how to make sure you’ll pack everything you’ll ever need during a week long trip or an entire semester living abroad. 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

Free (Or Really Cheap!) Gifts To Give Your Host Family

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/8/17 7:32 AM

Depending where you volunteer for your semester with International Language Programs(ILP), you may be staying with a host family. Host families are so fun and sometimes they feel like a second family for you! After your semester living abroad with them, you are definitely going to want to tell them "Thank You!" Here are a few ideas how!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Life Abroad

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

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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