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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Global Impact Academy

Take Your Students Abroad On Service-learning Programs

This summer, join students and teachers from across the country on 9-day service trips to Belize, Guatemala, Greece and Panama. Each Academy will take a cross-disciplinary approach to resolving development issues in our partner communities. During the Academy, you will partner with a local school to accomplish 25 hours of service work on WASH, Health, and Education projects. The program also includes fun and engaging cultural and enrichment activities each day. We will meet the students at the airport and organize all food, lodging, transportation, and logistics during their stay.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 Free Faculty/Chaperone w/ 3+ students

Join a Global Impact Program this Summer 2024!

Panama

Session 1   (June 01 – June 09)*

Session 2   (June 25 – July 03)*

*Open to Spanish, Humanities, STEM, Business, and Health students and faculty

Belize

Session 1   (June 16 – June 24)*

Session 2   (June 30 – July 08)*

*Open to Humanities, STEM, and Health students and faculty

Greece

Session 1   (June 09 – June 17)*

*Open to Business, and Humanities students and faculty

Guatemala

Session 1   (June 22 – June 30)*

*Open to Spanish, Humanities, STEM, and Health students and faculty

Program Details

Program Fee

$3,390* including airfare per student (Central America)

$4,590* including airfare per student (Greece)

1 Faculty chaperone FREE (with 3+ students)

* includes all food, lodging, transport, staffing, travel insurance, advertised activities, and contribution to the local projects you  will complete

Day-to-Day Details

Days 1 – 2:

Arrival & Orientation

Our staff will meet you and your fellow Academy program participants at the airport and provide transport to a hotel in the city for orientation and preparation. You will be introduced to our team and get to know everyone.

The following day, you will visit a local heritage site before being transported to the region where you will be working. In the evening, you will learn about rural healthcare and local economic needs.

Days 3 – 6:

Rural School Campaigns

Students will work with our team to support the construction of essential public health or community infrastructure at a local school. Additionally, students will help provide health screenings and workshops to local students and community members. In the evenings, there will be cultural activities to introduce participants to the local customs, arts and crafts.

Days 7 – 9:

Cultural Activities, Sightseeing, and Departure

Students enjoy cultural activities and explore local tourist sites before returning to the city for final evening reflections, celebrations and departure. Friends and family will be excited to hear the many amazing stories, friendships, and discoveries you made!

Sample Itinerary

Are you ready to take the next step?

Register below!

1

Register Your Chapter – Fill out the Global Impact Academy Chapter Registration Form to get started, and we will provide you with a Chapter Promotion Kit.

2

Recruit 4+ participants to join your Chapter!

3

Once you have 4+ participants registered, put down your deposit and 1st Installment to book your airfare!

4

Have an amazing experience and gain valuable skills at the Global Impact Academy!

Interested but have a few questions?

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help: check out our FAQs

Want to talk to the team? Schedule a call!

A Sustainable High-Impact Non-Profit

For 20 years, Squads Abroad has supported communities around the world to access essential medical, public health, and financial services. Through rural and urban clinics, as well as public health infrastructure, water projects, and financial literacy workshops, Squads Abroad and our partners have served over 2 million community members to date.

On a Global Impact Academy program, you will be partnered with service projects that are long-lasting and high impact. Alongside our partner NGO Global Brigades, we ensure that all of your work, and the work of our team, makes a sustainable positive impact on the lives of the communities in which we work. We invite you to come see for yourself!

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.