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Can My Mom Mail Me A Package While I'm Living Abroad?

Posted by Jen King on 7/27/21 7:15 AM

Here’s what you — er, I guess your parents and friends — need to know about sending a package to you while you’re living abroad. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

You Know You're An ILP Volunteer When ...

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/23/21 8:00 AM

A semester abroad gives you some incredible and hilarious adventures ... but you'll only be able to really understand this post if you've volunteered with ILP before. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

Tips For Eating Vegan/Vegetarian (Or With Food Allergies) While Traveling

Posted by Emily Cummings on 7/3/21 7:30 AM

Wondering how to make traveling work with food allergies or dietary restrictions? Here’s what I experienced in Asia (and what other ILP volunteers had to say about their semester). 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering

Can I Volunteer Abroad With Friends?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/21/21 8:30 AM

Yes! We love when friends decide to volunteer together (and we think you'll love the discount you both can snag by applying together). 

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Topics: Asia, Central America, Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering, Saving Money + Fundraising

What Does It Mean If I’m On The Wait List?

Posted by Emily Cummings on 6/11/21 7:45 AM

So. You’re all set to send in your application to go volunteering with ILP and even have your country picked out … then find out you’re on the wait list. What does that even mean?

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

Tips For BYU Students + An ILP Semester Abroad

Posted by Emily Cummings on 4/29/21 7:30 AM



If you’re a BYU student who’s wondering how to make an ILP semester work out, this is for you — everything you’re wondering about is right here! 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Tips For Your Twenties

You Can Search For Tips From Our Alumni In ILP's Facebook Groups

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 3/16/21 8:45 AM

Alumni of International Language Programs are always so excited to share their tips and tricks with future volunteers! Here's how to access some of their best.

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All About ILP + Volunteering

My Volunteer Lost Their Wallet — Now What?

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 2/26/21 12:04 PM

There's nothing worse for parents then when they have a child living in another country and something goes wrong—like losing their wallet. It's difficult to know how to make things better from so far away, but here are some very helpful things for parents to do in this specific situation. 

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Topics: Get Ready For Your ILP Trip, All The Travel Tips, All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

What A Typical Day Was Like While I Volunteered in Russia

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/19/21 11:54 AM

I spent a whole semester living in Russia and I got asked all the time — what was living in Russia really like?

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Topics: Europe, All About ILP + Volunteering

How To Order Your ILP Water Bottle + Tee Shirt + Sweatshirt

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/16/21 8:00 AM

You won't be able to stop looking at these ILP water bottles. Plus, we’re still loving these cozy sweatshirts and soft-as-can be tees. Here's how to get your hands on it all. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

 


*Because of the worldwide pandemic, travel options are limited and frequently changing. You'll need to do additional research as resources + activities shared in this post may or may not be available at the time of your trip.

ILP volunteers — work closely with your Program Manager who can help you understand current country entrance requirements which will determine what countries you can visit during your semester. 


 

 

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We are ILP, a Utah-based non-profit org that has service abroad opportunities for college-age volunteers. We love travel so we're sharing all our tips for making the most of your time living abroad + seeing the world, and how to do it all on the tiniest budget.

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