About This Team

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 01/05/2019

Departure Date: 01/14/2019

Duration: 10 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $500.00

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health/nursing/physical therapy services to those in need. While in Costa Rica they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.
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About Physical Therapy, Nursing & Global Health

ISL’s Physical Therapy teams are very interactive and highly specialized.  Volunteers learn methods of restoring functional movement, perform orthopedic massage, and learn to assess and evaluate soft tissue manually, without the aid of x-ray and MRI testing, an excellent triage method for determining the site and extent of an injury when high tech equipment is not available.

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ISL’s nursing teams actively participate in health clinic service, in partnership with local community agencies, in an effort provide acute care and public health education to vulnerable populations. Our nursing program was developed to provide a learning experience that strengthens cultural competency in an ethnically diverse setting, while providing genuine service in developing communities.

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ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica (“rich coast” in Spanish) is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, democratic, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America.

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