International Service Learning
Health Care and Education
As a socially responsible international educational NGO, ISL enlists medical and educational volunteer teams for the provision of services to under-served populations in Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Africa.
It is the goal of ISL to partner student and professional teams from developed countries with service opportunities in developing countries. This is accomplished by offering educational opportunities on a contractual basis to both educational institutions and individual students.
Cost - TBD
Trip Cost covers:
Students are required to be up-to-date on Tetanus, and Hepatitis A & B. Anti-malarial medication is required. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.
Middlesex London Health Unit
London Travel Clinic, 520 Sarnia Rd. 519-432-5508
|8:15 am:||Leave for clinic|
|9:00 am:||Arrive and set up clinic|
|12:45 pm:||Return to clinic for afternoon|
|5:00 pm:||Finish clinic, travel home|
|8:30 pm:||Team Reflection|
|10:00 pm:||Social Time/Rest|
Participants will sleep in bunk beds in a house operated by ISL. Sheets/towels are provided, however students may bring their own and may choose to donate them at the end of the experience.
Meals are prepared in-house by ISL staff or at approved local restaurants, and reflect a variety of local foods (rice, beans, chicken, tortillas, plantains, etc.) Students with specific dietary restrictions may wish to bring supplementary snacks.
Other activities may include
Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the northwest, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital is Panama City. The culture, customs, and language of the Panamanians are predominantly Caribbean and Spanish. Spanish is the official and dominant language. Despite Panama's status as an upper-middle income nation, it remains a country of stark contrasts. Perpetuated by dramatic educational disparities, 30% of Panama's population lives in poverty.
Changuinola is a city in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama. Tourism and agriculture are major industries. Changuinola has numerous banana plantations, and Chiquita Brands International employs a large majority of the area's citizens. Health care is available, but facilities are limited.
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