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Travel with Purpose: 5 Reasons to Lead a Squad Abroad in 2024!

Written by Marco

On January 12, 2024

Every year, thousands of high school students travel abroad to experience another culture and learn new skills. There are many different reasons that students and faculty travel, and many destinations. So what makes Squads Abroad unique?

What is Squads Abroad?
Squads Abroad isn’t just another trip with students. It’s a movement that makes a transformative impact in rural communities. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with a powerful mission, “To inspire, mobilize, and collaborate with communities to achieve their own health and economic goals” and “to empower communities, grow student leadership skills, and experience the world through the lens of collaboration and sustainable development.” Since 2004, we’ve mobilized over 80,000 students, partnering with communities and schools to make a real difference.

How is Squads Abroad different?

Reason 1: Impactful service that makes a real difference

Imagine traveling with your students, and stepping off a plane into a foreign community, not as a tourist, but as a collaborator. You will work together with locals, co-creating solutions to their problems related to health and economic challenges. This is the experience and reality that Squads Abroad offers students – an opportunity to be the change they want to see in the world, with impactful projects at the same time.

 

Reason 2: Tailored experiences that meet your interests and needs

Squads Abroad doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all programs. We meticulously match your student class with the perfect community based on your interests and the community’s needs. Cultural immersion and meaningful service projects are all seamlessly woven into each program.

Reason 3: Expert Support, Professional Mentors and a Safe Environment

Forget the feeling of being lost in translation or language barriers. Squads Abroad’s in-country team will be your guide, ensuring a safe, smooth, and enriching experience from the moment you arrive in the country up until you leave. Read more about our safety and security practices.

 

Reason 4: Affordable Adventures

Volunteer programs with big impact shouldn’t break the bank. Squads Abroad offers transparent program fees, making it accessible for students from all backgrounds to participate in this transformative journey.

 

Reason 5: Teachers Travel for Free!

Educators, this is the opportunity to lead by example! Squads Abroad recognizes the important role that teachers play in shaping young minds. That’s why educators have the opportunity to travel free on our programs. You can witness your students’ growth firsthand, and return home with a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration.

Squads Abroad is more than just a service trip; it’s a community. You’ll be joining a vibrant network of passionate individuals dedicated to making a lasting impact on the world.

Ready to embark on an adventure that matters? Visit the Squads Abroad website to learn more about upcoming programs, explore testimonials from past participants, and connect with their vibrant community. It’s an opportunity for your students to step outside their comfort zones, discover their potential, and leave a lasting impact on the world. Contact us today and let’s make a difference together

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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.