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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

Group Games To Play (That Are Actually Really Fun)

Posted by Emily Cummings on 2/11/21 6:15 AM

Not every second of your ILP semester is going to be full of teaching kids or traveling around … which leaves plenty of time to play these games with your group. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, Caribbean

What I Wish I Knew Before Volunteering Abroad In Costa Rica

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/17/21 3:45 PM

Want the inside scoop on how to prepare for a semester abroad in Costa Rica? We've got all the things you need to know right here.  

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Topics: Central America, All About ILP + Volunteering

How It Works To Head Teach with ILP As A Married Couple

Posted by Emily Cummings on 1/2/21 3:59 PM

Going on another ILP semester as a Head Teacher means volunteering for free (or at a deep discount) + a stipend for traveling around. If you're wondering how that works as a married couple (with you both as Head Teachers or just one of you), you're in the right place. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

Being Proactive About Your Safety While Traveling Abroad

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 12/28/20 10:00 AM

No matter where you are, even at home, there are safety risks. But when traveling abroad, away from all things familiar, it is even more essential to be vigilant and proactive in order to minimize the risks. 

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering, For The Parents

Hey Canadian Volunteers! Here Are Some Tips To Get You Started

Posted by Abbey Krzymowski on 12/16/20 12:46 PM

Can I be an ILP volunteer if I'm Canadian? Yup! There are a few things that are different though, so let's fill you in.

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Topics: All About ILP + Volunteering

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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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