One of the locations we provide Service Learning Trips in is Costa Rica. MEDLIFE Service Learning Trips are week-long educational journeys where volunteers work hand-in-hand with the local community on development projects, mobile medical clinics, and more. Located in Central America, Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Our Costa Rica SLTs take place in Tamarindo.
To learn more about our SLT locations, visit our website here.
There are several types of SLTs depending on your area of interest:
- Classic Service Learning Trips
- Nursing Service Learning Trips
- Dental Service Learning Trips
Classic Service Learning Trips
Classic Service Learning Trips are excellent stepping stones for anyone interested in general medical care. During these trips, you will experience a reality tour of the location you will be visiting, volunteer at a mobile clinic, and work under medical professionals. On top of that, you will also be working hand-in-hand with the local community on a development project.
Nursing Service Learning Trips
We also offer Nursing Service Learning Trips. On these trips, volunteers have a much more hands-on experience in the Mobile Clinics. As a volunteer, you will be assisting the MEDLIFE nurses by taking patients’ vitals and handing out educational pamphlets. From there, you will be assigned to one of three stations, General Medicine, Dental, and OBGYN. There you will shadow the MEDLIFE physicians and see what they do up close. Nursing SLT volunteers also get to work with the community on a development project.
Dental Service Learning Trips
Dental Service Learning Trips are similar but focus directly on providing dental care assistance. Like all SLTs, you will embark on a reality tour in one of the communities we work in. The mobile clinic you will be participating in is a Mobile Dental Clinic. Volunteers will run a Toothbrushing station for the kids to teach healthy dental habits, apply fluoride, and give out free toothbrushes. Volunteers will also get to visit a local school and host a Health Education and Dental Campaign Workshop. During this time the volunteers will get to teach kids about dental hygiene practices and self-care topics to provide the foundations for a healthy life.
If you would like to learn more about what we do on SLTs, visit our website.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our upcoming Service Learning Trips. If you are interested in dental care, nursing, or general health care, SLTs are amazing opportunities to gain experience while also making a difference in the lives of these community members.
To learn more about how you can join an SLT, download your free brochure.