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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Hands-On International Medical Experience for Faculty and Students

GLOBAL MEDICAL SQUADS

Alongside doctors and health professionals, students volunteer in rural clinics and gain hands-on medical experience while helping provide essential medical care in under resourced communities.

Bring International Experiential Service Learning Programs to Your Students through:

ONLINE HYBRID LEARNING

The Global Medical Squads online hybrid programs bring medical clinics and global health professionals directly into your classroom. These online programs create engaging experiential learning environments by leveraging telemedical tools and in-country medical teams to involve students in real live patient cases and healthcare work without the need for international travel.

INTERNATIONAL GROUP TRAVEL

In-country Global Medical Squads travel internationally to collaborate with our medical teams and partner communities abroad. Guided by our professional staff and led by a faculty member, groups of at least 12 students will provide essential medical services to under-resourced communities while also building their medical knowledge and getting hands-on clinical experience.

GLOBAL MEDICAL ACADEMY

Lead a smaller group (4 or more students + faculty) on the Global Medical Academy to Belize and Panama. On each 9-day medical trip, students will get hands-on experience in patient intake, triage, patient consultation (shadowing doctors), and supporting in the pharmacy while volunteering in rural clinics. These programs are offered every spring and summer.

Start planning your squad!

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.