UN Development Goal:

Good Health & Well-being

Preventable diseases still account for millions of premature deaths each year

This includes both communicable & non-communicable diseases. Limited or no access to healthcare results in poor reproductive, maternal, and newborn health. In 2015, 303,000 women died of complications during childbirth. Limited access to safe drinking water leads to the upwards of 800,000 deaths per year. Household and outdoor air pollution accounted for 7 million deaths in 2016 alone. Improving the health of the world’s populations requires a strong collaboration between public health, medical, and political initiatives.

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Educating Women and providing services such as women’s healthcare, prenatal and postnatal training, and women’s health education can lead to decreased mortality rates in children and mothers.

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Installation of Simple Water Filtration and storage systems allow families and communities to better avoid water borne illnesses. Education on boiling water before use can also provide relief.

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Introduce Proper Indoor Ventilation to greatly reduce air pollution related deaths, and provide education on the benefits of cooking outside versus inside for safer breathing environments.

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Implement Protection Against Malaria – Nearly 800 children die every day from malaria in regions where mosquitoes carry the disease. Proper education, prevention and protection methods can aid in reducing this number of fatalities drastically.

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Sample Projects

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Groups have hosted community education projects on cooking and the importance of good indoor ventilation can aid in the decrease of air pollution related deaths.

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The donation of mosquito nets in areas that have a prevalence of mosquito borne illness can help better protect families while they sleep.

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Lucky Iron Fish Project –  The Lucky Iron Fish is a small cooking tool that infuses meals with a healthy amount of natural iron to help prevent iron deficiency and anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is among the world’s more common deficiencies, especially in the developing world. Anemia not only affects women, but unborn children too leading to higher risk of mental underdevelopment.

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Where will you make your difference?

Aboriginal Journey through the Australian Outback

Welcome to the Land Down Under! On this radical journey you will camp in the Australian Outback and experience pure adventure. Hear stories of the aboriginal people as you discover ancient cave paintings. Get ready for campfires and nights under a blanket of stars in this magnificent desert region.

Amazon Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, your team will live and work on the Amazon River in the heart of the rainforest. Your group will be providing medical relief and education on hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and sexually transmitted diseases in addition to basic hygiene, water storage, sanitation, and mosquito/insect control.

Andes Mountains Medical Expedition

Join us in partnership with International Medical Relief for a trip to Lavalle, Argentina in the Mendoza region of the Andes! This beautiful area will feed your senses with magnificent views of the beautiful wineries, olive groves, fruit orchards, and the highest mountain in the Western and Southern hemisphere, Aconcagua.

Argentina Short Stay

Get a taste of Argentina by experiencing the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires with its exciting street artists and brightly painted zinc shacks. Explore El Tigre and its surrounding islands in the Paraná Delta by river boat on this 3-day getaway. ¡Bienvenido a Argentina!

Art, Cuisine, & Sustainability in Porto, Portugal

Porto has breathtaking medieval architecture, lively music, wonderful food and amazing wine. The best way to experience Porto is by walking her medieval streets full of vibrant art and azulejo tiles. Have your camera at the ready, there will be many photo opportunities! Porto is a bustling city by day that turns romantic and soft at night.

Athletic Engagement in Samoa

Apia is the capital of Samoa, located on the north coast of the island of Upolu. It’s the perfect home base for interesting Samoan adventures and sharing your love for sports with the local schools. Come along on a once in a lifetime opportunity to share the joys and benefits of athletics!

Cambodia Medical Expedition

Cambodia’s tragic history defined by decades of political unrest, violence, and poverty has surprisingly shaped an inspiring, optimistic and warm population. This poignant intersection of a painful past and developing present leaves no visitor untouched.

Cambodia Short Stay

Discover Siem Reap — home to the temples and ruins of Angkor Wat, Bayon and Neak Pean. Immerse yourself in Cambodian culture at an acrobatic circus with live music. Indulge your senses in some of the best cuisine in Southeast Asia and be welcomed to a country of vibrant people, history and natural landscapes. ស្វាគមន៍មកកាន់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា

Caribbean Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, join us as we travel to Haiti for medical relief and public health education. The Haitian culture is incredible and diverse, with much strength and resolve.

Costa Rica Medical Expedition

Costa Rica’s charm lies in its lush rain forests, unspoiled beaches and abundance of wildlife. With 24% of the population under 15 and 11% over 60, you will care for patients of every age in partnership with International Medical Relief.

Cuba Short Stay

Discover Cuba on this 3-day getaway by visiting Playa Varadero with its bridge-linked lagoon and whitesand beaches. Dive underwater in Cayo Piedras to explore its colorful marine life and crystal clear waters. ¡Bienvenido a Cuba!

Discover Argentina

Fall in love with Argentina in this week long discovery. Sample some of the most enticing experiences and sites that this country has to offer. Tour bewitching Buenos Aires, visit the magical Iguaza Falls and venture to South America’s frontier of Patagonia! From culture hounds to intrepid hikers, Argentina truly has something for everyone!

Dominican Republic Medical Expedition

We will be traveling to villages surrounding the province to provide patients with much needed health care services, dental care, education and medications. In partnership with International Medical Relief, it will be your group’s priority to provide care for the people of the Dominican Republic who can’t access care.

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Eco Exploration of The Gambia

While The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa, it has a captivating array of places to explore and attractions. On this educational student trip to The Gambia, you will have an informational, cultural, and adventurous experience. Some of the highlights include spotting the Big Five wild animals on a photo safari, kayaking the Gambia River, discovering the village of Gunjar, and taking a traditional cooking class.

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Enchanting Bolivia

International travel to the enchanting country of Bolivia doesn’t make it onto the radar of most travelers. On this epic adventure, you’ll get away from the crowds and learn more about this country that’s nicknamed the “Tibet of the Americas.”

Gambia Medical Expedition

The Gambia is known as one of the most culturally rich countries on the African continent, with many tribal and ethnic groups living peacefully side-by-side. In partnership with International Medical Relief, we have been invited by the Ministry of Health to provide aid to these populations.

Guatemala Medical Expedition

Welcome to La Antigua, a small city in south central Guatemala known for its colonial and Spanish baroque architecture, active and dormant volcanoes, multi-colored buildings, secret doorways and warm people. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will host clinics in the beautiful valleys around La Antigua and in schools and orphanages near the city.

Himalayan Medical Expedition

Join our partner organization, International Medical Relief in Nepal for a heart-pounding adventure through the heart of the Himalaya’s where you will trek with local Sherpas to remote communities in order to offer acute medical care.

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Historical Tour in Germany

If you’re planning to travel abroad, Germany is one of the best places to visit. There are amazing cities to see, and you’ll be able to help in plenty of ways during your time here. Opportunities for volunteering are abundant in Germany, so come take a journey with us today!

Honduras Medical Expedition

Welcome to Honduras, a country known for its natural beauty and extreme poverty, with more than 50% of the population destitute. Health care is almost nonexistent in the rural areas of the country where your team will work in partnership with International Medical Relief.

Iguazu Falls Adventure

The exquisite Iguazu Falls have awed tourists, locals and indigenous inhabitants for centuries. The falls act as a natural boundary between Brazil and Argentina making the forceful river a significant part of the political and geographical structure of South America.

Jamaican Experience

With its white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise waters it’s no wonder Jamaica attracts millions of tourists every year! For six glorious sun-soaked days, you’ll explore three distinct areas of the island country – from laid back Negril to vibrant Montego Bay and colorful Ocho Rios.

Kenya Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, we continue to make a difference in Kenya as we return to aid survivors in this land of continued healthcare peril. Participate in a truly ‘Out Of Africa’ experience and bring aid to those living in disadvantaged situations without access to medical and dental care.

Kenya Safari

Ready yourself for a wild African safari in some of the world’s most renowned parks. You’ll have the opportunity to gaze upon lions, leopards, buffalo, and zebra. Bare witness to a once-in-a-lifetime Maasai Mara sunrise and while you try to spot Africa’s “Big Five”.

Koh Rang, Cambodia Medical Expedition

Encompassing a number of picturesque islands, the Koh Rong Archipelago delivers the kind of off-the-radar experience that many of South East Asia’s islands offered 30 years ago prior to a rise in tourism; where white sand beaches, protected reefs, and jungle-covered hills remain untouched. Worldwide Navigators has partnered with International Medical Relief, Song Saa Private Island and the Cambodian government to provide healthcare to islanders living within the Archipelago of the Thailand Gulf.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park is one of the most sought out sites in South Africa, and one of world’s most diverse Safari destinations. Come along with us on this exotic animal adventure!

Linger Longer in Brazil

Get a taste of one of the most lively countries in the world on this 3-day tour. Relax on the world-renowned beaches of Ipanama, discover some of the most spectacular panoramic views in the world and experience a Brazilian sunset by cruise. Bem vindo ao Brasil!

Linger Longer in Nepal

Nepal, known for its rich culture, lush landscape and extravagant, spiritual temples, is naturally a traveler’s magnet. Dive deep into spirituality and nature in the lively cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu. The country’s catchphrase is “Once is not enough” and you’re about to experience why first-hand.

Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Trek

Traverse this epic trail across an amazingly diverse array of landscapes, mountains, forests, jungles,  OH-MY! With four days of trekking you’ll be able to take in some of the most striking wonders of the Andes. Rest and rejuvenate in the spas of Aguas Calientes before making the vertical hike up to Machu Picchu.

Malaysian Adventure

Feel the rush of dynamic Kuala Lumpur, with it’s bustling energy and vibrant culture. Escape to the mostly undeveloped Perhentian Islands, where time moves a little slower. Explore ancient temples and get a taste of Malaysia’s potpourri of Asian culture and history of Penang, the state known as the “Pearl of the Orient”.

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Mountain Biking in Moab, Utah

It’s easy to see why Moab is hailed as one of the best mountain biking locations in the world. With a variety of terrain, endless amounts of trails, a deep respect for the environment, and some of the most breathtaking views around, outdoor enthusiasts won’t soon forget this incomparable eco adventure.

Myanmar Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, we will venture to small city communities and remote villages around Yangon (formerly Rangoon). You will hold clinic in small Buddhist temples, under tarps in the middle of the village, in orphanages, or in the simple homes of the people you will treat.

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Nature Escape in Costa Rica

Looking for a tropical nature escape? Look no further and join us as we tour the rainforest, beaches and small communities of Costa Rica! Take a latin dance class, visit an organic farm, zipline above the canopy lines of the rainforest, walk the trails of a lush national park and immerse yourself in a beautiful small community on this trip to Costa Rica.

Nicaragua Medical Expedition

The growth in the Bluefields area has expanded beyond the ability of the medical structure to care for their patients. In partnership with International Medical Relief, we work in town to help offset the overload of patients from the continual growth in this area.

Panama Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will be working with indigenous people and small villages throughout Panama. On this trip, you will be part of a continuing effort to help some of Panama’s poorest groups of indigenous people and the indigenous community that works in the largest garbage dump in Panama City.

Peru Rainforest Medical Expedition

This beautiful trip starts and ends in Pucallpa, Peru. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will provide care for many of the Shipibo-Conibo people as you work in the small villages along the river.

Philippines Medical Expedition

We are excited to return to Leyte — one of the most beautiful islands in the chain of 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines with our partner International Medical Relief. Your group will provide acute medical and dental care to many families while teaching them how to stay healthy in their environment.

Playa del Carmen Getaway

Known for stretches of white sandy beaches and endless entertainment options, Playa del Carmen, Mexico offers a perfect balance of modern sophistication and authentic old-world charm. Pack your bathing suit & sunscreen and get ready for a vacation in the sun!

Polynesian Medical Expedition

In February 2018, Tonga was hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Gita, a category 4 storm that damaged more than 1,600 homes, caused widespread flooding, contaminated water supplies, and increased the incidence of dengue fever and rotavirus. In partnership with International Medical Relief, you will see patients of every age and diseases ranging from the commonplace to some of the neglected tropical diseases.

Rwanda Medical Expedition

Rwanda’s history, past and recent, contains a mixture of tragedy and triumph, and you will find the locals resilient, bright, and warm-hearted. Partner with International Medical Relief to tackle Rwanda’s principal health problems include dysentery, malaria, and acute infections left untreated.

Senegal Medical Tour

Most of Senegal remains rural, with very limited education, almost no health care outside of the cities, and extreme poverty. On this expedition, we will focus our efforts on the Talibé children.

Senegal Short Stay

Welcome to Senegal, the French country on Africa’s west coast. Rich with colonial heritage and many natural attractions, Senegal is known for its exciting safaris, nightlife, and historical museums.

Short Stay in Cusco, Peru

A visit to Cusco tumbles you back into the cosmic realm of ancient Andean culture fused with the colonial splendors of Spanish conquest. Here, you will have the opportunity to dive into Inca history visiting sacred spots nestled in the landscape during this 3-day adventure. ¡Bienvenido a Perú!

Short Stay in Madagascar

Dip your toes in the exciting culture and unique landscape of Madagascar by discovering a royal city and burial site and the perfect symbiosis of a zoo and botanical garden on this 3-day getaway. Tonga soa eto Madagasikara!

South Africa Medical Expedition

Twenty years into South Africa’s democracy public health issues remain a challenge in epic proportions. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will be working in several communities of refugees, tribes and those living in slums without access to health care.

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Sporting Tour in Australia

Australia boasts some of the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet. Journey to the other side of the globe with us on this epic sporting tour. You’ll learn about the country’s sport health industry, environmental practices and enjoy multiple cultural excursions to experience the most out of your trip abroad.

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Sustainability in Berlin

Learn about how Berlin has become a sustainable city by visiting an urban garden, exploring the city using energy efficient methods and seeing firsthand how you can live a sustainable life when touring a collaborative housing complex. We hope you take what you learn on this trip and apply it to your everyday life in your hometown.

Tanzania Medical Expedition

Tanzania, a land of spectacular beauty, is one of the largest countries of Africa. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will host clinic in the small villages surrounding Arusha, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Thailand Lantern Medical Expedition

Experience the real “Land of Smiles” in a serene town of Northern Thailand where you will stay in a small forest compound surrounded by mango trees. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will participate in an ongoing effort to decrease certain health concerns in the villages we work in.

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Trekking Expedition in Chile’s Torres del Paine

Chile is a land where soaring peaks meet rushing rivers, a place where nature runs wild. On this expedition, you will visit Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the most visited tourist attraction in Chile. Experience adventure, adrenaline, and a sense of accomplishment as you trek these jagged peaks, witnessing the breathtaking views, the magnificent Grey Glacier, and enjoying the refuge lodge’s hot tubs. Start planning your overseas adventure today!

Trinidad & Tobago Getaway

Laden with vibrant Caribbean colors and stunning natural beauty, the dual-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago will whisk you far away from reality. Spend restful hours lying on palm tree-lined beaches and snorkeling in transparent Caribbean waters or take a nature trek to explore stunning waterfalls!

Uganda Medical Expedition

Join us as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages around Kampala and Jinja in partnership with International Medical Relief. Your group will participate in an ongoing effort to empower communities to take steps for better preventative care through community health education and in training community members to help others in their communities.

Vietnam Medical Expedition

The Vietnam you see today is steeped in ancient rites and traditions that have survived throughout the bumps and scrapes of history. Join us in partnership with International Medical Relief in Da Nang, Vietnam for a fully-immersive medical and health expedition.

Vietnam Short Stay

Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City journey is excellent for travelers who want to know about the heritage, culture, cuisine, and wonders of Vietnam. The trip covers a cycle ride of Hanoi’s Old Quarter; the Halong Bay cruise on a traditional junk boat; visit of UNESCO world heritage site Hoi An on foot; and the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels

Zambia Short Stay

Victoria Falls is classified as the largest sheet of falling water in the world and is roughly twice the height and width of Niagara Falls. Livingstone also cites the older name of Seongo, which translates to “the place of the rainbow” as a result of the immense and constant spray. If you’re lucky you may spot one of the many hippopotamus or crocodile that call the river home.