Virtual Service Learning Trips
This is MED Anywhere, MEDLIFE’s Virtual Service Learning Trip. This remote program offers students an immersive travel and volunteer experience all from the comfort of their own home or dorm.
The world around us has changed, but MEDLIFE remains committed to both our partner communities and our student communities around the world. As we continue with our emergency response to COVID-19, we have established new and innovative ways to offer service-learning experiences to volunteers.
We are thrilled to introduce MED Anywhere, a Virtual Service Learning Trip that provides interactive learning and remote service opportunities. Join us to learn more about COVID-19 in Peru, meet community members and medical professionals facing the crisis, and to network with fellow MEDLIFErs from around the world. Check out this video to get a taste of the experience!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SLT
Interact with professionals and community members on the front lines
Participate in dynamic workshops and interactive learning from anywhere
Directly contribute to MEDLIFE’s goal of serving 1 million meals
Network with fellow MEDLIFErs from around the world
Build your CV with service hours certified by MEDLIFE
Develop a greater understanding of global health
Empower yourself and others to facilitate change by working together
An Overview of the MEDLIFE Virtual Service Learning Trip
Virtual Service Learning Trips (SLTs) are remote programs that offer students an insider experience with MEDLIFE staff, community members, and professionals.
On your Virtual SLT, you will have an unfiltered look at how the virus has impacted the country. Interacting with professionals and community members, you will participate in engaging workshops and interactive learning. Live streams, webinars, breakout discussions and group messaging will allow for a real-time, engaging experience. Throughout the week you will participate in group activities and feel like you are in Peru with our live streams and workshops.
Make an Impact from Home
Your participation in a virtual service learning trip will directly contribute to MEDLIFE’s goal of serving 1 million meals in response to the hunger crisis caused by COVID-19. Every donation goal will support food deliveries, community soup kitchens, or other initiatives in response to the pandemic. MEDLIFE is hard at work every day listening to partner communities and finding sustainable solutions. You can be a part of that.
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:
6-DAY VIRTUAL SLT
The 6-day Virtual SLT allows the group to take an in-depth look into the root causes of social inequality and how they have played a part in Peru’s confrontation with COVID-19. Through remote field visits, workshops, and discussions, we explore key historical and social contexts as well as the current reality of communities and MEDLIFE’s response to the pandemic. This immersive online experience will equip you with tools and information to become an agent of change in the fight for a world free from the constraints of poverty.
- Monday – Saturday from 1:00pm – 3:30pm EST or Monday – Saturday from 5:00pm-8:00pm
- Gain 20 service hours certified by MEDLIFE
- $249 USD donation per person
- Provide 165 meals to families facing food insecurity
Register now via Give Lively or contact your E-Board to find out when your Chapter is joining a trip!
2-DAY VIRTUAL SLT
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! This two-day express version will take place on Saturday & Sunday of select weekends. In this two-day program, you will take an unfiltered look at how COVID-19 has impacted Peru by interacting with professionals and community members on the ground.
- Saturday – Sunday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST
- Gain 10 service hours certified by MEDLIFE
- $189 USD donation per person
- Provide 120+ meals to families facing food insecurity
We are currently accepting registration for 4 dates in March and April. Register now to make sure you don’t miss out!
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN VIA GIVE LIVELY
In response to requests from students and volunteers from our MEDLIFE Chapters across the world, we’ve decided to open up a new fundraising campaign on Give Lively to allow you to fundraise for your Virtual SLT donation.
Once your MEDLIFE Chapter picks a date for your Virtual SLT, they’ll create a team on our Road to 1 Million Meals fundraising page on Give Lively. All you have to do is find your Chapter using Give Lively’s search and join their team! Check out this video for more detailed instructions on how to register.
If you’re not part of a MEDLIFE Chapter yet or you have any questions on the registration process, feel free to contact us.
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