Service Learning Trips

As a chapter of the national non-profit organization MEDLIFE, MEDLIFE at UGA plays a global role in helping poor people live healthier lives. We do this by sending students on year-round week-long medical/development brigades to villages in Lima and Cusco, Peru; Esmeraldas, Tena, and Riobamba, Ecuador; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; and Managua, Nicaragua. We work hand in hand with low-income communities and student groups to bring healthcare, education, and safe homes to the sites where we work. 


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Mobile Clinics

At each location, students shadow local physicians, as well as assist with other medical stations such as pharmacy, dentist, OB-GYN, education, etc. Students also work with local villagers and community leaders on community development projects such as bathroom building in Tena, Ecuador, or staircase building on the rocky cliffs of Pamplona Alta in Lima, Peru. Check out some of our previous UGA MEDLIFE students who have thoroughly enjoyed their trips!

Lima, Peru 2012
Some of MEDLIFE at UGA’s students in Lima, Peru
Ribbon-cutting of a newly built staircase in Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Enjoying time with children in Moshi, Tanzania.
Enjoying time with children in Moshi, Tanzania.

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Want to learn more about Service Learning Trips? Check out our Mobile Clinics FAQ page or email our Mobile Clinics Chairs, Abigal Santos, at with any questions you may have.

One response to “Service Learning Trips”

  1. Thank you MEDLIFE UGA for your amazing work sharing and growing the MEDLIFE Movement at your campus. #GoDawgs

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