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Basically Everything To Know About Packing For An International Trip

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/18 11:45 AM

We’ve put together all of our packing tips and tricks, lists and favorite bags in one spot, just for you.

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

What's The Difference Between An Airbnb and A Hostel?

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 6/19/18 4:09 PM

If you travel a lot (especially abroad), you know the many, many options you have when looking for a place to stay for the night and the pros vs the cons. Some are pretty obvious, like hotels will be the most expensive, but what about hostels and Airbnbs...Do you know the difference?

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

Best Hashtags To Use While You’re Traveling

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/6/18 12:56 PM

If you’re traveling the world and want everyone to know about it, use these hashtags to amp up your exposure.

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Topics: Travel Tips

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

How To See A Concert While Living Abroad

Posted by Auvi Evans on 6/2/18 12:09 PM

Living abroad will bring you tons of awesome opportunities to do new things and make new memories. Why not make those memories even better by seeing your favorite band while abroad? 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad, Hidden Gems

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

The Cheapest Way To Get Around Paris

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/30/18 10:18 AM

We all know the saying, "Paris is always a good idea", but it's really only true if you know how to get around without breaking the bank. There is a few different ways to pay for public transportation and they are not all equal!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Saving Money, Romania, Poland

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

Avoid These Too-Popular Cities And Go Here Instead

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/16/18 1:56 PM

Some of the favorite vacation spots our ILP volunteers love to visit made this list of “places to avoid in 2018”. Uh oh!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Travel Tips, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

ILP Volunteers Say *These* Are The Best 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

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.

ILP Semester Abroad

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