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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. 

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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.

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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

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
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.