Location: Central America (Island)

Language: english (patois)

Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music. Jamaica is the only country that International Samaritan visits where English is the primary language, though they do speak a different dialect called Patois.

About riverton, jamaica

Riverton City is a landfill site on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica. In March 2015, it was the site of a major fire, starting on the 11th of March. The poor air quality brought a halt to activities in Kingston, as businesses, schools and other services were forced to close down early. The Medical Association of Jamaica called on the Cabinet to tackle the public health risks, saying that at least 600 people had attended public health facilities as a result of smoke inhalation.

What we do here

Host Service Immersions

We host 30+ service immersions a year with high schools, universities, organizations, and churches.

Host Medical Missions

We go on several medical missions a year to bring medical care to communities that don’t have access to doctors.


We advocate for the individuals in these communities by bringing their stories back to the U.S.

About Us

International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization with the designation 501(c)(3). Our headquarters is located in Ann Arbor Michigan.


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803 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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