Lead your students to be part of real-world global impact programs
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Global Impact Squads provide high school history and humanities students the opportunity to partner with schools and education institutions abroad to provide much needed infrastructure projects, cross-cultural exchanges, and education campaigns. These 7-10 day custom group volunteer travel programs also incorporate cultural learning activities designed to build students’ history and humanities knowledge. Each Squad is comprised of a minimum of eight (8) student volunteers accompanied by a minimum of two (2) complimentary faculty leaders. Squads Abroad professional in-country teams (include Program Facilitators, Paramedics, Language Support Staff, and Private Drivers) handle all the program logistics and ensure group safety.
Where We Work
GLOBAL IMPACT PROGRAMS ALSO INCLUDE
In each partner country, students and faculty will be immersed in the local culture and will be introduced to some of the region’s most beautiful traditions. For example, in Belize, students will learn from locals how to cook cassava pudding or practice “Cayetano” inspired artwork. In Honduras, students can practice their Spanish skills during a traditional candy-making workshop or local coffee tour. Or in Ghana, groups are welcomed by local communities with traditional drumming, dancing and songs. In every country, you and your students will dive deep into the culture and leave with a greater understanding of the local customs.
All of our program countries offer optional add-on enrichment activities. In Panama, the options include an overnight trip to Soberania National Park Excursion, a day trip to Monkey Island or a Boat Tour of the Panama Canal. In Guatemala, you can spend one or two nights exploring the town of San Juan La Laguna on the majestic shores of Lake Atitlan. Or you can explore the historic city of Antigua Guatemala, or a climbing experience to the Pacaya volcano. Greece is famous for its striking islands, filled with blue and white architecture, against the backdrop of the Mediterranean. Spend a weekend lounging on the Greek islands, or hopping between a few to experience delicious food, a warm and welcoming culture, and the peaceful island life. Ask us about specific options in each country.
In addition to the optional enrichment activities, all groups will spend at least an afternoon or two enjoying local tourist sites as part of their trip. This might include a guided visit to Mayan ruins, a trip to a local beach or a walk through the jungle. We want students to understand the beauty and history of the region, and include visits to local historical monuments, like touring the famous city of Athens to view its great history with sites such as the Parthenon. In Panama, every group will have the chance to explore the streets of Casco Viejo, the oldest neighborhood of the city and one of Central America’s great cultural hubs. Come see the world on a Squad Abroad!
Explore each of our specific country pages to learn more about the unique individual offerings.
EACH PROGRAM PROVIDES
Customizable Educational Workshops for Volunteers to Deliver
Hands-on School Improvement Projects
Guest Lectures from Development Experts
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Training
Local Language Instruction
GLOBAL IMPACT ACADEMY
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!