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Volunteer International Medical Mission Trips: My Experience with International Service Learning

In Central America, college students, Costa Rica, Granada, Medical Mission, Nicaragua, Travel by Katelyn2 Comments

While completing my Masters in Public Health studies I became very interested in international public health. The field of public health is extremely diverse and you can do just about anything from HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns and education to healthcare information technology. Despite what many people think, there is a huge public health gap within the United States. Just look at …

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A Day in Granada, Nicaragua

In Central America, Granada, International Learning Service, Medical Mission, Nicaragua, Travel by Katelyn2 Comments

In 2011 I travelled to Costa Rica and Nicaragua on a medical mission with International Service Learning, a United States-based educational NGO that focuses on enlisting medical and educational volunteers to provide care to underserved communities in Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. We spent a week providing care to Concepcion de Alajuelita, a very poor urban community …