Custom Volunteering Abroad Opportunities for Faculties and Classes

While MEDLIFE offers a variety of Service Learning Trips catered to nursing students, dental students, and general medical care students, we also provide the possibility of SLTs custom-made for a particular class, faculty, or group. These trips can be extremely beneficial in allowing students to learn more about what they are studying back home in a real-life setting. Students will be able to learn directly from people whose lives are impacted by things like lack of healthcare access, lack of infrastructure, and political/social barriers. While learning from these people’s experiences, they will also be able to work hand-in-hand with the community in making their needs more accessible.


When organizing a Service Learning Trip for a particular group or class, it is important to know that the participants will be learning valuable lessons pertaining to what they are studying back home. Whether that be, development, education, entrepreneurship, women’s health, or social justice, we want to make sure your SLT experience is helping your students further their education while also helping to make a difference.


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For example, we designed in partnership with Drexel University’s Center for Black Culture a summer course for students with a strong social justice background. Our team developed a unique itinerary focused on culture and community-centered development. Accompanied by our expert guides, students explored several regions of Ecuador, learning about the relationships between structural violence and health, gender, education, and more. You can hear a testimonial from the Senior Director for Education Abroad and the Director of the Centre for Black Culture from Drexel University here!

We are always looking to expand our SLT experiences for students and teachers. Because of this, we have created a page on our website specifically for custom SLTs. If you are interested in developing a trip for your students that is based around your specific area of study, you can get started by entering your information in the form on this page.

To view all our upcoming Service Learning Trips, visit our website today!


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.