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.

Take in the experience and let it humble you.

—Rachael Woody

ISL provides many unique fundraising opportunities to help volunteers pay for their program.

We offer a wide range of fundraising and scholarship opportunities to make it as easy as possible for you to learn and serve abroad. We believe that international education is the best way to open minds and hearts, and our priority is to make this a reality for as many volunteers as possible!

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.

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

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.

The ISL Experience

An Internship Where Every Moment Counts

Don't spend your summer shuffling papers in an office somewhere. With ISL Internships, you get real world experience... and an experience that will change your world.

Learn more

Join the ISL Community

Receive news and promotions from ISL, learn about upcoming teams, and read stories of service from ISL volunteers

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Dr. Tracey Long: An Un-Belizeable Experience!

May 23, 2018

Tracey Long is a registered nurse who has served on the nursing faculty at the College of Southern Nevada and at Nevada State College. She loves to take nursing students internationally to travel and serve with International Service Learning. She has lead teams to Belize, Peru, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and Costa Rica and has an upcoming ISL trip planned to India!

“Do you have a lid on your outhouse to keep out flies and insects?”
“Can you put a net over the bed to detract mosquitos?”
“Do you have a lid to put on the rainwater barrel to keep your water clean?”
“When was the last time you were treated for worms?”

These questions are not commonly asked by nurses in the United States,

Read more »

Madison Hopkins: Happiness Comes from Knowing You Impacted Another Individual

March 19, 2018

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).

Read more »

Explore more on the blog

Be your university's ISL Ambassador!

ISL Ambassadors earn travel credit and are a huge part of our organization.

Sign up for more info…

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