Explore new lands and vibrant cultures.
We are passionate about providing a conduit for our volunteers to travel and explore a new part of the world while providing sustainable service in our partner communities. We offer trips to 11 countries on three different continents.
Assist with providing health services in developing communities.
Every year, we provide thousands of people with quality medical services in developing communities. Our teams of students and professionals reach into places that, without ISL, may not have access to any medical care. And it’s not just the patients whose lives are changed.
Make a difference. Change your life.
Whether it’s learning about the people and culture of the country you are visiting, or discovering who you are in an unfamiliar setting, ISL firmly believes that true learning cannot be confined to a classroom.
ISL is aware of the Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State regarding travel to Nicaragua. The safety of our volunteers is our number one priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and will notify participants immediately should alterations in program itineraries become necessary.
The of ISL
For over 20 years, International Service Learning has been leading groups of volunteers to countries all over the world providing essential community and medical services for those in need.
We are passionate about providing a conduit for our volunteers to explore and travel a new part of the world while providing sustainable good to the communities we serve.
We hold with the utmost conviction that for volunteers to be successful they need to learn from professionals within the country that they serve. We believe in the power of the individual that chooses to serve and make a difference in the lives of others.
ISL is made up of driven, empathetic, and ambitious individuals who seek to make volunteering abroad an accessible opportunity for everyone who wants it.
“Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we all have in common.”—Deborah Lloyd
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Madison Hopkins is from a small town in Massachusetts by the name of Plainville. She is currently a junior Biological Sciences major at Clemson University in South Carolina. At Clemson she is involved in a wide array of campus activities anywhere from tutoring local elementary school students to being an undergraduate teaching assistant. She is on the PR (personal relations) Team for her sorority, the Outreach Committee from Camp Kesem Clemson, and is also the secretary of AMSA (American Medical Student Association).
Milan Sheth is an alumnus of Eastern Mennonite University’s M.A. in Biomedicine program. Milan’s interests are in clinical/academic medicine and global health. He serves as an ambassador for International Service Learning and PreMed STAR. Milan advocates for students to gain experience in medically underserved areas. Milan intends to apply to medical school next year.
My classmates and I traveled to Nicaragua via International Service Learning (ISL).
ISL provided our group with safety and security, while totally immersing us in the culture of the Costa Rican people. They gave us all an exceptional and life changing experience I will remember for the rest of my life.—Emily D'Amelio
Take in the experience and let it humble you.—Rachael Woody
This was the best thing I could have done for myself at this point in my life to gain experience and a new perspective of health care and the world around me.—Garrett Olson
My experience was incredible. It was my first time out side of the USA and I could ask for a better trip. Our leader was so much fun and answered all of our questions. She was amazing. I would definitely do another trip like this!—Allianne Cushion