Continuing with our Country Coordinator Spotlight series, this week were are featuring Gabriela Pérez, one of our country coordinators in Costa Rica! A couple months ago, we interviewed some of our country coordinators so we could share with you a little bit about their lives! All of our CCs are hardworking, passionate individuals who enjoy serving their communities and working with… Read more


INTRODUCTION TO COSTA A COSTA

Costa a Costa (Coast to Coast) Honduras began seven years ago as a way to raise awareness to the coalition group Transformemos Honduras (Let’s Transform Honduras) and the quality education reform work that they do. Founded in conjunction with several NGOs in the country, including the Association for a More Just Society (AJS), Transformemos Honduras (TH) is… Read more


A couple months ago, we interviewed some of our country coordinators so we could share with you a little bit about their lives! All of our CCs are hardworking, passionate individuals who enjoy serving their communities and working with ISL volunteers, and they all have their own very unique stories. Here is what we learned in our interview with Saúl… Read more


We recently interviewed some of our country coordinators so we could share with you a little bit about their lives! All of our CCs are hardworking, passionate individuals who enjoy serving their communities and working with ISL volunteers, and they all have their own very unique stories. Next up in our CC Spotlight series is what we learned in our… Read more


 

 

We recently interviewed some of our country coordinators so we could share with you a little bit about their lives! All of our CCs are hardworking, passionate individuals who enjoy serving their communities and working with ISL volunteers, and they all have their own very unique stories. We are going to start off our CC Spotlight series with Denise Neal, the country… Read more


Tara Butler is a student at Oklahoma State University, with her heart set on pediatric physical therapy. This past summer she served for four weeks at a home for orphaned children with disabilities in Costa Rica. Her internship with ISL sharpened her vocational direction, provided her with deep self-learning and was an enjoyable time of cross-cultural learning. We interviewed her to get… Read more


An article was recently published in the Idaho County Free Press about ISL Volunteer Christine Schmidt’s experience on a Global Health team in Peru this summer. Christine and her team trekked through the foothills of Lima and Cusco to visit patients in some of the most underserved areas of the country. We touched base with Christine recently to get some insight into her trip… Read more


   

After the experience of a lifetime, traveling with ISL and volunteering in Nicaragua, volunteer Milan Sheth has joined our team of Ambassadors to continue sharing ISL’s mission to serve those in need. We touched base with Milan recently to get some insight into what it is about Global Learning that inspires him:

How did you learn about International Service Learning?Read more


Lauren C. Kinser is currently pursuing her Master’s of Public Health, with an emphasis in dentistry​, ​at A.T. Still University. She spent six weeks of her summer as ISL’s first intern with the Central Health District of Belize. She has been involved ​in volunteerism both locally and internationally. Her dedication to service has been recognized by the Bonner Scholars Program. She hopes… Read more


McGill University student, Frank Battaglia, has been partnering with ISL to send global health volunteers to serve the health care needs of the Dominican community of El Mangular since 2013. This month we’re honoring him as our Outstanding ISL Community Member, and we’ve reached out to him about his experiences as an ambassador for ISL:

How many ISL teams have you organized/volunteered with?

Since July 2012, I’ve organized 4… Read more


A Transcultural Nursing Trip

Rudy School Nursing Students Journeyed to Mexico Over the Holidays. Beth Chatham, assistant professor of nursing, gives her perspective on the students’ experiential learning trip:

Over Christmas break, seven nursing students from Cumberland traveled to Mexico for a service learning experience.  This trip was the practicum of their Transcultural Nursing course. Students had the opportunity to do home visits, perform public… Read more


Why International Experience is Essential for Nurses

by TRACEY LONG –  26 January 2016

Learning about diverse people, cultures, belief systems, and worldviews is essential for nurses to be effective in a people-centered profession. Afterall, nursing is a delicate balance between the art and science of medicine. Nurses who understand more about people and their varying lifestyles can be more effective in helping people through… Read more


Kelsey Kusch was a member of our Adrian College Global Health team this winter break and served in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Here is an entry from her day-to-day blog of her time with ISL.

Day 8 – Nicaragua

View of the city of Granada and volcano Mambacho Today was the last day in Nicaragua and it sure was a memorable one. We did a… Read more


Congrats to Rachel Fulmer! Winner of the 2015 Photo Of The Year Contest!

Rachel is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She volunteered with an ISL global health team in Costa Rica, March of 2015. Her photo earned 883 votes, and the caption “A piece of my heart was left in Costa Rica,… Read more


Today we formally welcome Rebecca Gähl to the ISL team! She becomes the 7th member of our Spokane office as ISL’s Outreach Director.

Rebecca began exploring the world from a very early age and has been working in the travel industry for over 10 years. From China to Argentina, she enjoys any and all types of travel but especially that which fills the human… Read more


Our recent #CR073115MUEDU-G team had an unexpected visitor during their stay in Costa Rica. An extremely sick kitten was dropped at the convent used for volunteer housing and our empathetic volunteers took him in to care for as their own.

They bathed the kitten, fed him, and took him to the veterinarian only to discover he was suffering from a respiratory problem as well… Read more


Neethu Athimattahil was part of a Global Health team last December. We reached out to her to ask her about her experience, and she shared this story with us. 

In December of 2014, I had the wonderful opportunity to go on a service trip with ISL to Baja, Mexico. I was a nervous wreck leading up to my trip, not knowing a single soul on… Read more


ISL has received an award of recognition from the Ministry of Health of the Mexican State of Sonora for enabling them to more than double the vaccinations and health screenings provided in underserved communities in the Puerto Penasco area.

At a luncheon held on May 15, 2015, ISL was presented with an award for making a considerable contribution to community wellness over the past year. Thanks to the assistance of ISL… Read more


 

Sus Ojos is the official ISL Vlog. We have been sending cameras all around the world with our volunteers in order to capture the ISL experience thru their eyes (hence the name Sus Ojos). For our debut, we are sharing a remix of a volunteer’s entire trip to Costa Rica.


1.) EXPERIENCE: Hands-on experience is not only great for a resumé, but it also helps you to further understand what you want to do with your education. The difference between the theory of your studies versus the application might increase your interest in your field, or may persuade you to pursue another academic path.

2.) THE TIME IS RIGHT: College life is unpredictable. One… Read more