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TRAVEL. LEARN. SERVE. International Service Learning (ISL). A non-profit organization in Costa Rica that operates under Good Samaritan Missions in the US Provides medical and education teams to volunteer to provide

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International service learning isl

International Service Learning(ISL)

A non-profit organization in Costa Rica that operates under Good Samaritan Missions in the US

Provides medical and education teams to volunteer to provide

services for the underserved populations of Central & South America, Mexico, and Africa,

Places to serve
Places to Serve…

  • Costa Rica

  • Nicaragua

  • Panama

  • Mexico

  • Trinidad & Tobago

  • Belize

  • Tanzania

Who can volunteer
Who can Volunteer?

  • Undergraduate student

  • Graduate students

  • Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and Optometry students

  • High school students

  • OR Anyone who has a passion for helping those in need!

Programs offered
Programs Offered

  • Medical

    • Dental

  • Pharmacy

  • Veterinary

• Optometry

• Public Health

• Physical Therapy

• Field Biology

Dental program
Dental Program

  • Dental teams are for dental and pre-dental students

  • Volunteers will help provide:

    • Dental exams/screenings

    • Teeth Cleaning

    • Extractions

    • Fillings

  • minimum of 6-8 pre-dent/dent students needed to offer a more in-depth dental program.

  • Team schedule
    Team Schedule

    Spring Break

    Sample itinerary
    Sample Itinerary

    Costa Rica & Nicaragua Team

    • Day One: Arrive, & settle into guesthouse in San José. 1st seminar.

    • Day Two: Medical Seminars

    • Day Three: Seminar on the history of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

    • Day Four: Medical clinics in nearby area.

    • Day Five: Medical clinics in nearby area. BBQ and fiesta with host


    • Day Six: Depart for Guanacaste, northern Costa Rica, with touring along the way to Tacares waterfall and Sarchí crafts village.

    • Day Seven: Enter Nicaragua, go to Ometepe island on 2:00 pm ferry. Natural Medicine seminar in the evening. 

    Sample itinerary1
    Sample Itinerary

    • Day Eight: House clinics in nearby area. Tour of Hospital in Moyogalpa.

    • Day Nine:Recreation day. Take CICRIN kids from orphanage to the beach.

    • Day Ten: Medical clinic in nearby area.

    • Day Eleven: Medical clinic in nearby area. Fiesta with CICRIN kids at orphanage.

    • Day Twelve: Medical clinic in nearby area. Dinner at Santo Domingo beach.

    • Day Thirteen: Recreation day. Visit Mombacho Volcano National Park. Option to walk around volcano rim to see rain forest or do a canopy  tour

    • Day Fourteen:Travel to airport and depart for home

    How to apply
    How to Apply


    • Click on Team Schedule for dates, destinations, costs, deadlines, etc.

    • Once you made a decision, print a copy of the Application Form.

    • Fill out & turn in Sponsorship Agreement Form.

    • Send all forms to ISL with $65 application fee

    Funding your trip
    $$$ Funding Your Trip $$$

    • Sponsorship Program:

      Good Samaritan Missions will send you letters explaining your trip & you send these letters to your friends/family asking for them to be your financial sponsor. 85% donations will go towards your trip & 15% will go to GSM

    • Other Options:

      • Key Club International

      • Honor Societies

      • Sororities/Fraternities.

      • Active Churches

      • Campus Ministry

      • Be a campus representative

    Contact information
    Contact Information

    ISL Processing Center 4433 Norledge Ave. Kansas City, MO 64123

    Office hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm (CST) Phone: 816-767-0481 Fax: 816-241-8418 Answering service for after hours

    E-mail: [email protected]