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Colombia

Global Health Teams (Nursing & PreMed)

Travel to beautifully biodiverse Colombia with International Service Learning and carry out medical volunteer service in coffee plantation communities. The experience begins...

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Mexico

Study Abroad in Mexico with ISL: Independent Study w/ Credit

International Service Learning (ISL) offers numerous opportunities in Mexico, from community enrichment to recreational activities. If you’re specifically looking to gain...

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Nicaragua

Explorations in Medicine Gap Year

ISL's unique Gap Year program provides students the opportunity to have a Gap Year experience during the summer without disrupting their educational trajectory. For four

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Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Public Health Center

This public health center is the primary care center in the community of Catarina, Nicaragua. International Service Learning's program specifically supports healthcare for...

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Colombia

Coffee AgriScience

Join ISL's Coffee Agroscience team in Chinchiná, the "coffee heart" of Colombia. Volunteers will journey through the stages of coffee production, learning about the technology...

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Costa Rica

Physical Therapy in the Rich Coast

Gain practical experience in physical therapy through an internship opportunity in Costa Rica. You will serve alongside local therapists and learn from the residents of a...

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International Service Learning Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Great bilingual professional staff & instructors!

The highlight of the ISL Global Health Teams is the high quality of the medical doctors. All the Colombian doctors were excellent instructors from top Colombian medical schools. They love teaching and they are very much bilingual professionals. It makes the learning experience that much more personal because volunteers are able to develop their own relationships and communicate directly with these medical doctors; not having to rely on translators.

Program: Global Health Teams (Nursing & PreMed)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

Change your life, Colombia awaits.

I went on the ISL Colombia experience my Jr. year of nursing school. It had been an especially rough semester and I was seriously questioning my future as a nurse. I decided I wanted to go and have the opportunity to help people.

This trip saved my nursing career. I came back completely energized and excited to finish nursing school. We were in country for 14 days and at least 9 of them were in direct patient care. We did house visits, health screenings, community clinics and pharmacy support to communities that had little or no access to healthcare.

ISL provided classes on tropical diseases, medical Spanish, and suture techniques. The accommodations were excellent and the food was prepared and served home-style by a real Colombian family.

It wasn't all work either. We had some awesome recreational opportunities including; zip-lines, horse-back riding, hot springs, and cultural touring. If you have the opportunity to take this trip I highly encourage it.

Just so you know I was so impressed by ISL-Colombia I took another ISL trip my senior year and plan on taking another after I graduate and pass my NCLEX. You may not come back as excited as I was, but I challenge you to not let the experience change your life.

Program: Global Health Teams (Nursing & PreMed)

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Beautiful land, beautiful people, beautiful experience!

Our time in Colombia was so busy! We had daily engagement with the community for 14 days; the Colombian doctors we were bilingual and so good, so knowledgeable and kind; so excited to equally serve their community and teach our visiting team. This was the best abroad-volunteer experience all members of our team had ever had. There's nothing like Colombia!

Program: Global Health Teams (Nursing & PreMed)

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