Panama Surprises!
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(2 Reviews)

Panama Surprises!

Panama is a place of incredible geographic diversity! The vast rainforests are home to some of the world's most exotic wildlife, while the beaches are perfect for laying in the sun.

Panama contains a rich array of cultures ranging from indigenous and Latino to peoples of African, Asian, and European descent. ISL offers a wide variety of programming to the region, including veterinary, dental, optometry, nursing, and interdisciplinary global health opportunities. Teams usually consist of 6-14 volunteers and are accompanied by ISL staff and licensed health professionals.

Panama is also one of two countries ISL serves in that can offer a Hike for Humanity Team! ISL’s Hike for Humanity program offers a unique adventure, sending volunteer teams to assist those in greatest need by reaching out to villages farthest from urban advantages. This unique fusion of service-learning and adventure is one of the many programs that you can participate in.

North America » Panama » Panama City
North America » Panama
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
Project Types
Year Round
Starting Price
Price Details
Two meals per day, all lodging, land and water transport, guides, tips, museum and event fees, field academic program costs, border costs, security costs, project supplies.

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Program Reviews (2)

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23 years old

Culturally Immersed


We had an absolutely amazing trip. What made the trip so amazing... our incredible leader. She went out of her way to not only make sure we were equipped to work with our patients and provide them with the highest quality care we were capable of, but also that we learned a lot about the country we went to and about their culture. Overall I would highly highly recommend ISL because of the special people you will meet on your trip. The experience is truly humbling.

How can this program be improved?

Because our trip landed on a holiday break we did not do what most groups do for ISL trips. Rather than setting up a clinic and providing care to people in need, we went and did check-ups on kids in a foster home/orphanage. I wish we would have known this up front, because I just wondered what all our funds we spent on the trip went towards, since we did not set up a pharmacy or spend money on medications for the patients.

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21 years old
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina

Great trip


I can't begin to put into words how, truly incredible this trip was. (oxymoron) It was without a doubt the most rewarding experience of my short life, so far. The people of the communities we visited were so inspiring, and as corny as it sounds, they touched all of our hearts. It brought me tremendous joy to be able to offer medical services to the wonderful people, and i absolutely can't wait to go back.

About The Provider


International Service Learning (ISL) has been connecting volunteers with meaningful service projects and educational opportunities around the world for more than 20 years. ISL's staff are professionals in health care, travel, transpiration, translation, etc. The support ISL offers its volunteers is unmatched. ISL sends volunteers