Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.
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Teachers:

Join our movement…

Empower your students to improve Health, STEM, Business and Education outcomes abroad!

Experiential Learning Programs with Global Impact!

Squads are virtual or in-person international service-learning programs with a skill-based focus that supports the health and economic development objectives of community partners abroad.

Choose Your Squad Focus

Improve health outcomes by supporting ‘school health campaigns’ and ‘mobile medical clinics in underserved communities.

Spanish Immersion programs that Improve education outcomes by supporting small construction projects and education workshops in schools.
Improve WASH outcomes by designing and building water and sanitation infrastructure in underserved schools and communities.
Improve education outcomes by supporting small construction projects and education workshops in schools.
Improve business outcomes by supporting small business owners with business plans and teacher financial literacy.

What is Squads Abroad?

Squads are groups of passionate students that mobilize abroad for positive social change. Comprised of faculty-led student groups, Squads embark on the largest task of all: making meaningful change on a global scale. Since 2004, collectively with our parent organization, Global Brigades, we have mobilized more than 78,000 university and high school students as one of the largest empowerment initiatives to improve global health, economic, and educational outcomes in under-resourced communities.

Each Squad faculty leader chooses a skill-based program and country to then participate with their students virtually or in-country alongside our local teams that work year-round to create continuity between groups. Our strong community partnerships and expert in-country staff have established an unparalleled track record for safety and program impact.

Where We Work

HONDURAS

GUATEMALA

BELIZE

PANAMA

GHANA

GREECE

Sustainable Impact

Each Squad is one critical piece of a larger system for sustainable development. Collectively, we mobilize hundreds of groups a year that fund and support a team of local development specialists to work collaboratively with community leaders to improve health, education, and economic outcomes year-round.

Skill-Based Volunteering

Each Squads program builds upon and applies professionals skills in the areas of Health, STEM, Education and Business targeting UN Sustainable Goals in partner communities.

Elevate Cultural Competence

A Squads’ success transcends the impact made in the community by also transforming the world perspective of students. We help build global citizens with cultural competence and first hand experience that help shape cultural awareness back home.

Our Holistic Approach with Global Brigades

Squads Abroad is the high school division of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities.

Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring.

Our Holistic Model

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HOSA Conference Review 2024

Squads Abroad at HOSA in 2024! Squads Abroad attended HOSA regional conferences across the United States this past March and April to meet with aspiring health and medical students and...

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Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners. Faculty choose their dates, duration (typically 1-2 weeks), and their site location from one of our six program countries.
Squads Abroad is a 501c3 non-profit organization under our parent company Global Brigades, a Platinum Level Guidestar member for Financial Transparency. Since 2004, our organization has collectively mobilized more than 70,000 international volunteers to help resolve global health and economic disparities around the world.
Through virtual or in-country programs, Squads are passionate groups of volunteers who mobilize abroad to create positive change. Each Squad type has a skill-based focus area that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners.