Assist in providing community and medical services to those in need while gaining global health experience and immersing yourself in a new culture!
ISL teams work in developing communities in and around Lima and Cusco after taking seminars on tropical medicine and common diseases, vital signs, physical exams, public health surveys, and medical Spanish. Peru has an employed security system named ESSALUD that only covers public and private sector employees and self-employed people who directly contribute to the economy. So, ISL serves in these communities with people who are not able to receive insurance or those who must wait long periods of time for appointments.
- ISL has over 20 years of experience providing volunteers opportunities in 12 different countries
- Our programs are always coordinated by our in-country employees, who are locals and know the area and culture well
- We work under the direction of the local government Ministries of Health, and students are only involved to the extent that these officials approve
- We treat acute conditions only and maintain contact with, and in most cases, re-visit work sites again and again to ensure a lasting relationship