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Volunteer Ethically Abroad with Us!

MEDLIFE was created from a desire to improve upon traditional models. We strive to provide a more ethical, effective, and sustainable approach to medical missions and student involvement in global health.

As a volunteer, you'll deepen your understanding of poverty, global health, and sustainable development in Latin America, while learning directly from local doctors. Make a difference—one smile at a time!

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The SLT is also a crucial starting point for the MEDLIFE Movement, as it provides an educational opportunity for our volunteers to learn more about living a life in extreme poverty and how MEDLIFE approaches the issues our partner communities face.


Leading an on-campus Chapter and participating in one of MEDLIFE’s Service Learning Trips to Lima has hands down been the most life-changing experience of my life. The eye-opening opportunity brought to light the consequences of income inequalities in Peru, and the privilege I have of living in Canada. The connections I made through MEDLIFE and the people I met on my trip influenced my decision to pursue an additional degree in International Economics and Development (which will require an extra year of studies), paving the way to a career in sustainable economic development.

Kevin | University of Ottawa


Traveling to Lima, Peru on a MEDLIFE Service Learning Trip has been one of the best experiences during my time at U of T. Initially, I was very apprehensive about going, not knowing anyone on the trip. However, I quickly met a few people who turned into some of my best friends. It was an extremely eye-opening experience for me; witnessing the sharp divide between wealth and poverty that exists in Lima was astounding.One of the biggest things about MEDLIFE that drew me to it was its focus on education and development. MEDLIFE emphasizes the importance of educating people and developing sustainable infrastructure to promote lasting change in healthcare and medicine. MEDLIFE’s Follow-Up Care Program and numerous development projects are shining examples of this.I would encourage anyone who is on the fence about going on a trip to go for it. You never truly understand the impact of poor healthcare access until you go and see it with your own eyes.

Michael | UTSG

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The SLT has given me a couple of things. First is the experience. It also gives me an excellent perspective so I can see how different cultures and different areas are outside of my hometown and where I go to school. It doesn't matter if you're in the medical field or not. It's a great way to show support and make a difference in people's lives. The MEDLIFE staff are super helpful when it comes to showing you around. You don't have to know anything about medicine. They walk you through it. And it's just a really great experience.

Lia | Keuka College