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Language Immersion is a week-long MEDLIFE Field Course offering students an in-depth Spanish immersion experience. Rather than place students in a traditional classroom setting, volunteers will explore real-life situations surrounded by Native Spanish speakers to enhance their knowledge of the language.

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A MEDLIFE Language Immersion Field Course pushes students to expand their knowledge of the Spanish Language and practice their skills in the real world. From conversational Spanish with the locals to practical skills like ordering food, this field course is the perfect opportunity to improve your Spanish abilities.

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The MEDLIFE Difference:
Language Immersion Field Course

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Real World Practice

Throughout your week in Latin America, you’ll have numerous opportunities to practice what you’ve learned. From organized group activities – like visiting a market or going to a weaving workshop at a local non-profit – to your day to day interactions with community members, you will be speaking in Spanish all week long.

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Learning from Native Speakers

Our Language Immersion Field Courses are taught by local community members who speak the language, understand local dialects and vocabulary, and provide culturally relevant courses.

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Supporting Impoverished Communities

The donation goal from your course directly supports MEDLIFE’s medicine, education, and development work in the communities where we work. In addition to learning a new skill, you are supporting communities in need.

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Language Learning Through Service

During the Field Course, volunteers will spend time learning about a foreign language and culture through first-hand experiences, at our Mobile Clinics. They will spend time with patients, community members, and professionals practicing their conversational skills and also discussing current local and global issues.

The MEDLIFE Language Immersion Field Course Week

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When you sign up for a Service Learning Trip you are automatically insured with Travel Insurance for up to $50,000 for the duration of your volunteer week. Create a MyMEDLIFE account to read about the benefits or email us at info@medlifemovement.org to get more information.

From Classroom Learning to Field Learning!

Register today and join the thousands of volunteers who are part of the MEDLIFE Movement!

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TRIPS

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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
Parent

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.