Top 5 Reasons To Volunteer Abroad In Latin America

MEDLIFE offers Service Learning Trips in Peru, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. All three are culturally diverse and beautiful countries that offer excellent opportunities for volunteers to experience a different part of the world while making a positive impact on the local communities. Here are the top five reasons to volunteer abroad in Latin America:


Cultural immersion:

Volunteering abroad in Latin America with MEDLIFE is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture. By working within the community, you can learn about the traditions, customs, and way of life of the people in the region.

Personal growth:

Volunteering abroad can be a transformative experience that challenges you to step outside of your comfort zone, develop new skills, and gain a fresh perspective on the world. This can lead to personal growth and a greater sense of self-awareness.

Making a difference:

By volunteering with a nonprofit organization in Latin America, you can directly contribute to important social and environmental initiatives that are making a positive impact in the local community. You can help to address issues such as poverty, lack of infrastructure, and lack of access to education or healthcare.

Building relationships:

Volunteering abroad is a great way to meet new people and build relationships across cultures. By working alongside local volunteers and community members, you can develop a deeper understanding of the challenges they face and the strengths they possess.


Latin America is full of diverse and stunning landscapes, from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes mountains. Volunteering abroad with MEDLIFE can offer opportunities to explore these places while contributing to a meaningful cause. This can be a great way to combine adventure and social impact.


If you are interested in joining a Service Learning Trip in Latin America with MEDLIFE, visit our website to learn more.


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.