Service Learning Trips
A Service Learning Trip is a week-long educational journey to Peru, Ecuador, Tanzania, or Nicaragua
Volunteers work hand in hand with the local community on development projects and mobile medical clinics
Provide resources and tools to the communities we partner with
Interested in joining us our next SLT? Contact our International Director for more information!
Check Out Our 2019 Trip to Cusco, Peru
On one of the days of the service-learning trip, we go on a reality tour. There we learn more about the communities we partner with for the week. They show us around the communities and teach us about the different geographic, political, and social realities of the areas.
MOBILE CLINIC STATIONS
Follow Up Care
Although our SLTs are only for a week, MEDLIFE team members in the area arrange follow-up care year-round for patients. This includes transportation, financial assistance, and various medical procedures.
Local Health Providers
MEDLIFE values the importance of using local healthcare professionals from the surrounding areas -- not bringing over doctors from America. By doing this, it helps ensure that the providers are familiar with the local language and customs.
It's also essential to work with the local communities we are partnering with. They play an active role in their communities so MEDLIFE makes sure to actively listen to their needs rather than talking over them and telling them what they need.
The communities we partner with have a lack of infrastructure and basic resources. Many of them live without electricity, water, bathrooms, nearby schools, and more. During the service-learning trip, we help tackle some of the needs of the communities by working firsthand on a development project. The specific work varies depending on the needs of the community we are visiting. We do work with the local individuals to help create change in a resource-poor area.