ISL offers multi-country teams that allow students to travel and serve in two countries during the same trip.
The multi-country teams that ISL currently offers are Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama, and The Dominican Republic & Haiti. Check the full teams schedule to see when specific teams are offered. Multi-country teams provide the same type of experience each country provides on its own – teams just spend a portion of the trip in two countries instead of one.
Multi-country teams offer two advantages:
Team members get to experience more travel and are exposed to more than one geographical area and its attractions.
Team members are afforded the invaluable experience of comparing and contrasting cultures and systems. For example, on a med team, team members can compare and contrast the medical delivery system services of two countries.
Costa Rica & Nicaragua teams will arrive in Costa Rica. Teams will work in Costa Rica for the first half of the trip then may their way to Nicaragua and work in Nicaragua for the second half of the trip. Teams maybe traveling by bus, 4×4′s, or boat as they perform clinics along the way from Costa Rica to Nicaragua. Teams then depart from Nicaragua.
Nicaragua & Costa Rica teams will do the reverse of the above route. These teams will arrive in Nicaragua and depart from Costa Rica.
Costa Rica & Panama teams arrive in Costa Rica. The teams work in the communities in and around San Jose the first half of the trip then make their way to Panama and work in Panama for the second half of the trip. Team members then depart from Panama.
Panama & Costa Rica teams will do the reverse of the above route. These teams will arrive in Panama and depart from Costa Rica.
Dominican Republic & Haiti teams arrive and depart from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. These teams will spend some of the time working in areas near Santo Domingo and some of the time will be spent working in a clinic a few miles across the border in the southeastern part of Haiti. Teams will not be lodged in Haiti, but will spend each night in the Dominican Republic.