Teachers: Join our movement!
Empower your students to improve health, education, and economic outcomes abroad!
Experiential Learning Programs
Squads are virtual or international experiential learning programs with a skill-based focus that support the education, health and economic development objectives of community partners abroad.
Choose Your Squad focus:
Resolve public health challenges while learning to identify the systems that cause them.
Improve educational outcomes by bettering infrastructure in under-resourced schools.
Help provide access to clean water in rural under resourced communities through applying stem skills.
Inspire entrepreneurism and financial literacy abroad for youth in under-resourced communities.
Each Squad is one critical piece of a larger system for sustainable development. Collectively, we mobilize hundreds of groups a year that fund and support a team of local development specialists to work collaboratively with community leaders to improve health, education, and economic outcomes year-round.
Each Squads program builds upon and applies the skills of volunteers to meet community health, education and economic development goals. Real world experience that makes lasting impact.
Each Squads program builds upon and applies professionals skills in the areas of Health, STEM, Education and Business targeting UN Sustainable Goals in partner communities.
Elevate Cultural Competence
A Squads’ success transcends the impact made in each community, to help transform the daily life of the volunteer. We help build global citizens with cultural competence and first hand experience that help shape cultural awareness back home.
Where We Work
What is Squads Abroad?
Squads are groups of passionate volunteers that mobilize abroad for positive social change. Comprised of students and led by faculty, Squads embark on the largest task of all: making meaningful change on a global scale. Since 2005, collectively with our parent organization, Global Brigades, we have mobilized more than 78,000 university and high school volunteers as one of the largest empowerment initiatives to improve global health, economic, and educational outcomes in under-resourced communities.
Each Squad faculty leader chooses a skill-based program and country to then volunteer with their students virtually or alongside our local teams that work year-round to create continuity between groups. Our strong community partnerships and expert in-country staff have established an unparalleled track record for safety and program impact.
Our Holistic Approach
with Global Brigades
Squads Abroad is the high school division of Global Brigades, a highly recognized international development organization that uniquely implements a Holistic Model that targets specific UN Sustainable Development goals within partner communities.
Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring.