We have made the difficult decision to close our long-standing program in Russia. This country is home to the very first ILP program, operating from 1992 to 2020. We have loved working with our students, host families, and local coordinators here for nearly 30 years, however, the current political climate makes it impossible to hold a volunteer program in Russia. We hope to reopen here if circumstances allow, but we don’t believe that will happen in the foreseeable future. This program will always be significant in regards to our history and the memories we’ve made here, and we share your disappointment. We will continue to watch for updates that may allow us to resume our program here and will make any announcements on Instagram.
In the meantime, we have several other locations currently open — you might be especially interested in our other European location: Romania