With tips to make it all work — what other volunteers have done, payment plans, insider tips, and more!
We're mindful to keep your out-of-pocket costs as low as we can because we want this experience living abroad for a few months to actually be realistic for you. And honestly? We're really proud of how affordable things worked out to be. That being said, not everyone has got a savings account already budgeted out for a big experience like this.
We do have a payment plan and making smaller payments can really help if you're someone who's working part-time and pulling a little bit out of every paycheck to make it work. On top of that though, we see so many volunteers getting really creative with how they afford their semester, even doing things like selling homemade cookie dough to friends and family which earned them enough to cover their entire trip (seriously!). With so many volunteers having such success, we knew we had to spill all of their secrets with you.
We reached out and asked a bunch of ILP volunteers what worked best for them — and we packed allllll of their tips (plus a bunch of our own) into a totally free, downloadable guide.