Welcome to MEDLIFE’s Virtual Service Learning Trips.



MEDLIFE’s Virtual Service Learning Trips provide interactive learning and remote service opportunities. Students can participate in this program from the convenience of their home or dorm and receive an immersive educational experience. 

On your Virtual SLT, with the use of workshops and interactive learning led by professionals and community members, you will have an unfiltered look at how our partner communities live their lives and the struggles they undertake. 

We currently offer virtual programs based in Lima and Cusco, with a view to opening many more destinations, but we also offer personalized programs that adapt to the needs of our volunteers and teachers.




Interact with professionals and community members on the front lines

Participate in dynamic workshops and interactive learning from anywhere

Contribute to MEDLIFE’s work in medicine, education, and development

Network with fellow MEDLIFErs from around the world

Build your CV with a certificate from MEDLIFE

Develop a greater understanding of global health

Empower yourself and others to facilitate change by working together




Join us to discover more about the daily challenges that Andean people face and get a glimpse into Cusco’s social welfare system. Meet locals, medical professionals, and former patients to hear their inspiring tales. Explore the history of the Inca Empire and how ancient techniques are still practiced in contemporary Cusco as you see how local artisans withstood the effects of the pandemic.




In this virtual trip we will learn more about how the human settlements or “young towns” of Lima were converted from small communities exiled during the terrorism in Peru to become the homes of more than 2 million people who still struggle to get basic services, and how COVID-19 uncovered many hidden shortcomings through the testimonies and stories of diverse individuals such as migrants, medical professionals, and community leaders.




In addition to the programs outlined in this brochure, we can also create custom Virtual SLTs tailored to your organization’s educational needs. For example, if your students are particularly interested in women’s health, we can plan an itinerary that delves deep into this area. Other topics we’d be happy to cover include:

  • Civil infrastructure and urban planning.
  • Law, activism, and human rights.
  • Business, entrepreneurship, and economic development
  • Education and poverty.
  • Sustainability and the environment.

Curious to learn more about our custom options or Virtual SLTs in general? Reach out to [email protected]


Your participation in a Virtual Service Learning Trip directly contributes to MEDLIFE’s aim of providing healthcare, education, and development to disadvantaged communities. Donations will be used to fund infrastructure projects, Mobile Clinics, or other initiatives. Each and every day, MEDLIFE devotes itself to learning about its partner communities and identifying long-term improvements. Become a part of the solution by joining our team!


MED Anywhere is for everyone

To accommodate students from all backgrounds and help make sure every MEDLIFEr has the chance to join a Virtual SLT, we’ve launched 2 trip options:



The 6-day Virtual SLT offers the group a unique chance to fully immerse in this online experience with the knowledge and skills needed to take the lead in the movement to free the world from the constraints of poverty.



Short on time? Join MEDLIFE on a weekend Virtual Service Learning Trip! As an alternative option for students who are busy during the week, this condensed version of MED Anywhere offers an eye-opening remote experience, without interfering with your classes! 

STILL NOT SURE? Check out what PAST participants have to say about the experience! 

“I think my favorite part of the entire thing was being able to actually interact and ask questions with the community leaders and the chef. It gives you a different perspective…”

– Aalia, Virtual SLT Participant, December 2020

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.