Getting ready to start up a Facebook fundraiser to help you afford your semester volunteering abroad with ILP? Awesome! Here is all the info you need to know about choosing the right kind of fundraiser, and how to get started.
You're bringing your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM machine while living in a foreign country, aren't you? We highly recommend it. This is the easiest way of handling your finances while living abroad for a semester.
The best way to get foreign currency while living abroad is to bring your debit card and pull cash out of an ATM — but depending on where you bank, you could rack some serious fees if you don't do your research before leaving.
Just because you don't have a gym close by doesn't mean you can't workout during your semester abroad.
Right after college, I spent 4+ months living and traveling all over Europe — here’s what it cost me.
Yes! We love when friends decide to volunteer together (and we think you'll love the discount you both can snag by applying together).
European vacations can tend to get pricey, but if you're a budget traveler you're in luck! There are several airlines with flights from Kiev for cheap.
Before leaving for an adventure abroad, you'll obviously need a passport—which also means passport pictures. Here are tips for getting the best deals available.
I had a few questions on how to pay for things before I spent a whole semester traveling around Asia with ILP — would cash be best? What about my credit card? Anything else I should know? Sit tight, because all of those questions (and more) are answered below.
If you're wanting to save the most money but still have weekends full of adventures, you'll want to check out our most affordable ILP countries.
ILP’s based in the United States, but we have Canadian volunteers go abroad with us every semester. And we want to help you avoid some transaction fees on your ILP program fee by getting a US bank account — here’s how.
*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.