Hike for Humanity: global health teams for outdoor enthusiasts!

ISL’s H4H teams bring health education, services, and medications to rural areas with little access to many of the conveniences we take for granted.

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Check out photos and volunteer voices from our June 2012 H4H team to Talamanca, Costa Rica!

“The Hike for Humanity public health trip was an experience of a lifetime. Living with the locals in their villages in the middle of the jungle was a total immersion experience that brought a lot of interesting perspectives to my views on the medical field and my studies as an anthropologist. Not only was this experience completely humbling, but it was also enriching to participate in a culture so unlike my own. Not to mention the adventures that accompanied the gorgeous hiking portion created memories that will last a lifetime.”             Jessica H., UC Berkeley

“The care, safety and planning provided by ISL was spectacular!  I was so excited to fulfill my dream of hiking into the remote jungles to serve the native people. I loved seeing how truly impressive the lives of the indigenous people are as they live in harmony with the land and as they demonstrate a great measure of health and awareness. I was humbled and overjoyed to provide a little boost to all that they do for themselves. It was a landmark experience for me!” Elizabeth M., Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

“This trip was one of the best investments that I could have made for my summer.  It was my first mission trip and I absolutely loved everyone who was involved in this trip.  I learned a lot about the Costa Rican population and culture and really learned a lot more about medicine.  Our team leader was always prepared and definitely made this trip the best it could have been.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time on this trip and wish it could have lasted longer.  I look forward to going on another trip in the future.” Stephanie D., Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

“This was one the best trips I have ever taken. It was so well organized and we always felt safe and provided for by our wonderful leaders. They took the time to get to know us, and share about the culture of Costa Rica along with leading us in our day-to-day activities. It was rewarding to help the people of the villages we served, and also a great learning experience. Thanks to ISL for making this a trip to remember!!”  Alicia B., Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine