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This ILP Volunteer Wrote The Sweetest Letter To Her Students

Posted by Auvi Evans on 1/27/18 2:22 PM

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When volunteering with ILP you will become attached to your students, and saying goodbye is going to be pretty rough, just so you know. 

I didn't realize the kids I taught were going to be the part I loved the most about my time traveling around the world with International Language Programs. The kids I taught on my three ILP semesters have forever become a part of me and I think about them all the time.

Alyssa G. who volunteered with ILP in Lithuania also loved students she taught. Just read the following from a blog post she wrote and you'll be feeling all the feels.

"Dear Kids,

Today was my final day teaching you. I cried.

I think you know that I will miss you, at least I hope so.  But I do not think you realize just how much you have impacted my life.

When I came here, I did not know what to expect. I thought that traveling and getting to see the world would be the best part of this experience.

I could not have been more wrong.

When I look back on these 4 months, I will think of your beautiful faces and contagious laughs. I will remember the endless paper airplanes flying around my classroom and your love of tickling. I will think back to your excitement over getting the prize you had been saving for and how much you loved to make food during lessons. I will smile when I think of when you learned something new like being able to tell me where your eyes were or how to write a new word. I will laugh when I remember the crazy ideas you had and all the crazy things you talked me into doing.

But most of all, I will cry because I will miss you.

Every single one of you made an impact on my life. You showed me how to find joy in the little things. You taught me how to laugh even when things are going all wrong.  You showed me that bad days don’t last forever and the good days will be so so so so so so so so good. You taught me to see adventure in everything. You made the hard days bearable and the good days even better. You brought genuine smiles to my face and made me laugh harder than I ever have. You showed me that it is okay to be silly even if you are a grown up. But most of all you showed me what it really means to love.

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