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Totally Unnecessary (But Helpful) Things You Might Want To Consider Packing

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/11/17 10:32 AM

While you are on your semester abroad you will be able to find most everything you need, it may not be the specific name brand you are used to in the US, but you will be able to find what you need! That being said, there are some things that will just help you feel more comfortable and are things you may not have thought about. Here are a few things you don't necessarily need, but you should consider packing!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips, Life Abroad

Afraid Of Flying? Try These Tips!

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/9/17 6:04 PM

Your bags are packed and you're ready to go? All you have to do now is head to the airport and you're good! But.... what if you're afraid of flying (or have never done it so you don't know what to expect!) and have a 10+ hour flight ahead of you? Don't worry! Try these tips to help you fly in peace, and maybe even enjoy it!

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Travel Tips

The Best Shoes To Pack When Traveling

Posted by Auvi Evans on 5/5/17 8:28 AM

Shoes make all the difference when you're traveling. You will be on your feet a ton while you explore the new cities you are in and you want to be comfortable! Here are some of the best shoes for traveling that will keep you cool in hot weather, warm in cold weather and comfortable wherever you are!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Making a Difference, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

How To Find An LDS Church No Matter Where You Are In The World

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/30/17 11:27 AM

Did you know you can find LDS churches in all 10 of ILP's (International Language Programs) countries? Sometimes you can find a church right in the city you are volunteering in and other times you might have to travel a little bit, but they are always accessible. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, LDS

Skip The Hotels: How To Sleep For Cheap

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/14/17 10:12 AM

I’m completely hooked on spending $15 (or less!) a night for a place to stay. So long, hotels! These options are way cooler and lets you save tons of money. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

Places You Should Never Buy Souvenirs

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/8/17 7:50 AM

Save money and let the airport be where you fly to super cool places, not your one-stop shop for picking up gifts to bring home. 

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

The Scoop On ILP's Phone Plan

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/4/17 12:29 PM

Wait...I can get unlimited data and texting for the time I'm living abroad through ILP? Yes. Yes, you can.

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Topics: Travel Tips, ILP Basics, Life Abroad

Tips To Exploring A New City

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/3/17 5:00 PM

One of the best parts of traveling abroad is all the new-ness. Each city has unique things to see which is awesome, but sometimes it can be overwhelming figuring out how to soak it all in! Here are our tips on how to explore a new city.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Life Abroad

6 Things You Need To Know About Paying For Things Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/23/17 9:04 AM

A big part about traveling is shopping, right? From the rad street food to those souvenirs you can’t live without, you won’t get very far if you don’t know how to pay for things in a foreign country.

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Topics: Travel Tips, Saving Money

A Guide To Milan, Italy

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/13/17 8:21 AM

I don't really know anyone who has never dreamed a little about exploring Italy. Or if you're like me...dreamed A LOT about exploring Italy. If you're volunteering in Europe with ILP, Italy is actually a lot more possible than you may be thinking...especially since I found a roundtrip flight for your vacation for less than $100!

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Topics: Travel Tips, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Poland

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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