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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Faculty Site Visits

Experience and learn the rewards of our programs for yourself!

Join high school faculty from across the country as our Program Director and In-Country Team guide engage you in rewarding community service projects, educational workshops, cultural learning and exchange activities. The program includes all airfare, food, lodging, transport and advertised activities.

Take advantage of the opportunity for professional development while experiencing the rewards of our international volunteer programs and returning home with a sense of confidence and purpose to promote a future Squads Abroad program at your school!

2024 Site Visit Dates and Locations

Guatemala
Session 1 (May 25 – May 29)
Session 2 (July 21 – July 25)
*Open to Health, STEM, Spanish, and Humanities

Ghana
Session 1 (June 04 – June 09)
*Open to Health, Business, and Humanities

Greece
Session 1 (June 10 – June 15)
Session 2 (July 22 – July 27)
*Open to Health, Business, and Humanities

Panama
Session 1 (June 24 – June 28)
Session 2 (August 05 – August 09)
*Open to Health, STEM, Spanish, and Humanities

Belize
Session 1 (July 21 – July 25)
*Open to Health, Business, and Humanities

Learn More About the Country of Your Interest

Arrival & Welcome Orientation & Tours

  • Ambassadors travel to the arrival city
  • Transport provided from the airport to arrival city lodging
  • Welcome dinner and orientation with Country Director and In-Country Team
  • Cultural and Enrichment Activities

Community Visits, Projects & Cultural Activities

  • Travel from city to homebase lodging in rural volunteer community
  • Visit partner schools and participate in service projects and exchanges with students
  • Cultural activities

Workshops & Community Visits

  • Workshops and Q&A with In-Country Teams
  • Visit partner schools and participate in service projects and exchanges with students
  • Site visits, community service and cultural activities

Cultural Enrichment Activities & Departure

  • Enrichment & cultural activities
  • Program closure
  • Transport provided from city homebase to the airport for those departing
  • Faculty welcome to stay and travel on own if they choose

Who is invited on a Site Visit?

All High School faculty, administrators, and/or adult club leaders from across the country who are interested in promoting a future volunteer travel program at their school!

Is there a cost to participate in a Site Visit?

The Professional Development Fee ($1350-$2250 dependent upon destination and length of program) includes all airfare and in-country expenses including food, lodging, transport, and advertised activities. Professional Development Fees are made in the form of a ‘donation’ to our 501c3 non-profit on behalf of the registered participant. Contact us if you require any supporting documentation to cover the Professional Development Fee through school and department budgets.

STEPS to Participate

1) Fill out the Site Visit Interest Form below and/or receive an email invite.

2) Receive an invite to register by Squads Abroad President, Erik Werner.

3) Register by filling out the Site Visit Registration Form.

4) Follow the directions sent to you by the Squads team to submit your Professional Development Fee.

5) Connect with our travel agent and book your flights

6)  Receive your confirmation details and attend a Final Expectations Meeting with fellow faculty and Squads Abroad President, Erik Werner.

7)  Embark on an international adventure with fellow faculty from across the country to experience our programs and the amazing impact your students will make first-hand!

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.