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Have A Better Vacation in Warsaw, Poland By Learning A Little History

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/23/17 10:08 AM

I know, I know. Learing history isn’t nearly as fun as eating their famous pierogis but you’ll get so much more out of Poland if you know a least a little bit about what happened in Warsaw.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Poland

The Cheapest Places To Visit In Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/21/17 10:03 AM

Once you get to Europe, travel within Europe and places to stay can be really affordable ( we must be doing something wrong, America!). But, there are some countries that are much cheaper than others. If you're on a budget, you have to be really strategic about where you decide to travel to.

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

Sculpt Your Own Marzipan In Tallinn, Estonia

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/13/17 6:53 PM

Tallinn, Estonia is a city you HAVE to visit while in Europe.

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

The Chocolate You HAVE To Try In Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 4/5/17 1:24 PM

You're in Europe? Go directly to the chocolate aisle in the nearest grocery store! You will quickly realize that the Reeses and Hershey's you've had your whole life are not that great, and there is a whole new world you'll about to enter. You should probably plan on bringing a whole suitcase back of chocolate. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Lithuania, Life Abroad, Romania, Poland

10 Ways To Experience Paris Like A Local

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/2/17 9:44 AM

Aw, Paris. The crepes, the Eiffel Tower, the museums, the Arc de Triomphe….We love all the touristy things to do here, but what it you want see the real, non-touristy Paris? You know, like a local?

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

Tips For Strawberry Picking While Abroad!

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/15/17 2:08 PM

Hey ILP Volunteers traveling in the spring months — you should look into going strawberry picking in your country!

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Hidden Gems, Poland

5 Books To Read Before Visiting Europe

Posted by Auvi Evans on 3/12/17 8:50 AM

 

While you are volunteering in RussiaPolandUkraine, Lithuania or Romania with International Language Programs (ILP) not only will you get to see those amazing countries, but you'll have the opportunity to travel and visit tons of other countries throughout the European Union while you live abroad.

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Finding Your Best Self, Poland

Tips For Using The Metro For The Very First Time…In A Foreign Country

Posted by Emily Cummings on 3/9/17 5:51 PM

Nervous about taking the metro for the first time ever while traveling abroad? Relax, it’s easy, I promise. We’ve got the tips you need to make sure you and the metro system leave as best buds. 

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

Why I'm Glad I Went For A Semester Instead Of A 2 Week Trip

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/28/17 10:20 PM

I’ve done both types of trips and I’ve got to say, I always prefer to be gone for an entire semester and here’s why. 

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Topics: Ukraine, Russia, China, Travel Tips, Mexico, Lithuania, Thailand, Romania, Poland, Haiti

The Unique Royal Pavilion In England

Posted by Auvi Evans on 2/25/17 8:21 AM

You read the title right... this is in Brighton, England- not India! So, when you find yourself taking a gap year or on a vacation during your semester with International Language Programs (ILP) you need to stop and check it out! This is a great place to go on a vacation if you are volunteering in Europe with ILP.

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