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 services for the underserved populations of Central & South America, Mexico, and Africa,
Places to Serve… • Costa Rica • Nicaragua • Panama • Mexico • Trinidad & Tobago • Belize • Tanzania
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 • Medical • Dental • Pharmacy • Veterinary • Optometry • Public Health • Physical Therapy • Field Biology
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 Spring Break
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 families. • 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 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 • Go to WWW.ISLONLINE.ORG • 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
$$$ Funding Your Trip $$$ • 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 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: info@ISLonline.org Website: www.ISLonline.org