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Don't Miss The Dalmation Coast In Croatia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 9/28/17 5:43 PM

Ever heard of The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia? Let's be honest, most people don't think of choosing Croatia when planning their Europe trip, but you need to Google some pictures. It will take your breathe away! I really think it is the most underrated country in Europe. With postcard worthy views, medieval cities, hidden beaches and more you need to add Croatia to your travel destination list.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

Would You Visit This Bizarre Forest In Poland?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/15/17 8:56 AM



So the idea of visiting a forest on vacation might not sound like the most popular tourist attraction out there, but what if I told you that this is not a normal forest; there are dozens of trees that are crooked — oddly bent in the exact same way, all pointing north? Oh, and scientists have no idea how or why this happened. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

Why It Doesn’t Really Matter Where You Go With ILP

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/9/17 1:16 PM

We’ve talked to a couple of volunteers who have been to several ILP countries about they things they love the most about their semesters: *Spoiler* it’s not about the country! 

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Topics: Semester Preparation, Ukraine, Russia, China, ILP Basics, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

Have You Heard About Europe’s Free Walking Tours?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 9/8/17 10:21 AM

Spend a couple of hours listening to a new city’s history and touring around with a guide — oh, and it’s basically free! We’re pretty much in love with the free tours in Europe and think you will be too (so here are some details).

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

How To Get Cheap Tickets To Shows In England

Posted by Emily Cummings on 8/21/17 11:16 AM

Going to the theater in London is like a dream come true. But tickets can be expensive …  which no one wants. Here’s how to save some money and see an awesome show while on vacation in England. 

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

You've Gotta Zipline In The Swiss Alps While Visiting Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 8/15/17 10:13 AM

The Swiss Alps on their own are phenomenal! With amazing views, incredible skiing, hiking and more this is a great stop if you love being outdoors. Let's take it a step further now and make it even cooler and more fun... You can zipline in them (and we highly recommend it!)

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Travel Destinations, Life Abroad, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

Try This Quick Cheap Flight Hack For Your European Vacation

Posted by Auvi Evans on 7/17/17 5:25 PM

Sometimes the only thing in your way of a new adventure is money. Don't let that stop you! There are tons of ways to find cheap flights or discounts -  I'm all about that! This hack is a quick way to find great deals, I use it to daydream and plan trips too much now-a-days. Check it out!

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

3 Mistakes To Avoid While Backpacking Europe

Posted by Jen King on 6/19/17 12:00 PM


Is it just me or is everyone traveling to Europe right now? I don't blame them! If you've got a trip abroad to Europe in your plans, check out my tips to help make the most of your adventure abroad.

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

Bringing An Instrument On Your ILP Semester

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/17 11:01 AM

So you’ll probably need to leave your piano at home (sorry) but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your guitar, ukulele, saxophone, violin, etc. while you live abroad! We’ve talked to alumni who have done just that to give you a little more info about bringing along an instrument when you travel. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Life Abroad, Romania, Dominican Republic, Poland, Haiti

What ILP Countries Can Married Couples Volunteer In?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 5/24/17 12:41 PM

ILP isn’t just for when you’re single — we have countries all over that you can volunteer in with your spouse! We even have one country where the both of you go for the price of just one person — score.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Haiti

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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