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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