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Is The ISIC Card *Really* Worth Paying For?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/3/18 12:30 PM

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.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Saving Money

The Google Translate App Is A Traveler's Best Friend

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/1/18 11:31 AM

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? 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Why Traveling Can Be Hard + How To Make It Easier

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/29/18 10:11 AM

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!

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

Why You Don't Need The "Fancy" Stuff When Traveling Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/25/18 9:36 AM

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!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Saving Money

Be Prepared When Taking Online Classes (And Living Abroad)

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/22/18 4:03 PM

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.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad, Build Your Resume

How To Get Ahold Of My ILP Volunteer Fast In An Emergency

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/20/18 2:48 PM

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!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Life Abroad, For The Parents

Can I Meet My ILP Group Before I Leave?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/18/18 2:23 PM

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?

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Without An Oven

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/13/18 11:40 AM


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.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Student Hacks, Life Abroad

ILP Volunteers Say *These* Are The Best Travel Backpack Brands

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/10/18 10:34 AM

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, vacation in Thailand, or wherever your semester takes you!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

How Can I Talk To Someone At ILP About My Questions?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/3/18 3:01 PM

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!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, ILP Basics, Benefits of Volunteering, Build Your Resume

Exploring The World For Over 25 Years

Hi! We are ILP, a non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. Check out our tips for making the most of your time traveling and living abroad.

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