Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, Chile

Center for Malnourished Infants

Spanish (Intermediate)

This center treats newborns, babies, and toddlers (ages 0-3) with secondary malnutrition, malformations, metabolic disorders and heart disease. In addition to treatment, the center also educates the community on prenatal and preventative care. Participants will assist with feeding, dressing, and playing with the infants in between their therapy sessions, and assisting the center's staff as needed.

Medical Clinic

Spanish (Advanced)

Work in a clinic whose mission is to provide the best quality health care for the people of Valparaíso. Observe medical consultations, learn medical terminology, shadow doctors and help provide social, educational and medical outreach to the community. This placement is ideal for those going into the medical field. Placements that may involve patient interaction are observation-based; participants are required to complete the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety (GAPS) workshop for eligibility. *Additional fees apply for placements in Medical Clinics. Please contact ISA Service-Learning for more information.