Service is a foremost focus of VIDA Health Partnerships at IUPUI. We are involved in both local and international service initiatives that provide our volunteers with opportunities to share their skills and talents through engagement with their community.
Service is the primary means by which VIDA student most directly impact the communities supported by VIDA Health Partnerships. At IUPUI, VIDA students serve as volunteers at one of VIDA’s international partner sites, specifically in the Dominican Republic, where they work closely with 7 Elements’ team and community partners.
International Service Learning Trip
International Service Trip with 7 Elements
Members of VIDA Health Partnerships at IUPUI have the opportunity to assist in VIDA’s international mission of improving healthcare inequity and providing support for disparities in human security over spring break by supporting communities surrounding Las Canas, Dominican Republic. VIDA Health Partnerships’ efforts in Las Canas are made possible through its local community partner, 7Elements.
The service trip is a credit-bearing experience and course at IUPUI. The experience also counts as international experience for the RISE Initiative. Partnering students can elect to receive one-credit hour through the IUPUI School of Science to become eligible for numerous IUPUI-affiliated scholarships.