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

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.

ISL gave us all an exceptional and life changing experience I will remember for the rest of my life.

—Emily D'Amelio

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.

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Taeler Kallmerten: The Power of Education

February 8, 2018

Taeler Kallmerten is an Electronic Media major at Texas State University. Kallmerten is from Houston, Texas and she loves to travel, play soccer and create videos for her YouTube Channel.

In my time spent documenting health clinics in the villages outside the city perimeters of Managua, Nicaragua, I learned one very important thing. I learned about the power of education. The majority of my time in Managua was spent following the two respiratory therapy students on the trip and their professor Sharon Armstead.

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Melissa Francois: The True Meaning of Pura Vida

February 2, 2018

Melissa Francois currently lives in the “Empire State,” New York. She received both her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and Masters of Public Health from the University at Albany. In her free time she loves writing, arts & crafts, all things D-I-Y, traveling and learning new languages! She served on a Global Health team with ISL in 2015.

The summer after graduating college, I traveled to Costa Rica as a Global Health Volunteer with International Service Learning.

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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