There is a new trend sweeping across UC San Diego’s undergraduate campus. And no, it’s not learning how to surf or ordering midnight snacks from the Secret Cookie Service, although service is involved. It has to do with the increasing number of students flying to South America, Africa and other parts of the world to volunteer their time helping people living in difficult conditions. These students are not only providing free care to those who need it the most, but also educating and inspiring hundreds of people that walk through their clinic doors. So, how do they do it? These students are part of global health organizations on campus that all have the same goal: to positively impact impoverished nations. They travel directly to the source, first-handedly providing solutions to health issues affecting the people living in underdeveloped communities. The work these organizations do benefits thousands of people each and every year. So, if you are interested in getting involved with global health, you can check out these five organizations that are making a difference across the world.

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