Teachers: Join our movement!
Empower your students to improve health and economic outcomes abroad!
Experiential Learning Programs with Global Impact!
Squads are virtual or in-person international service-learning programs with a skill-based focus that supports the health and economic development objectives of community partners abroad.
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What is Squads Abroad?
Squads are groups of passionate students that mobilize abroad for positive social change. Comprised of faculty-led student groups, Squads embark on the largest task of all: making meaningful change on a global scale. Since 2004, collectively with our parent organization, Global Brigades, we have mobilized more than 78,000 university and high school students 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 participate with their students virtually or in-country 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.
Where We Work
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 the community by also transforming the world perspective of students. We help build global citizens with cultural competence and first hand experience that help shape cultural awareness back home.
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.