[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][mk_page_section bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/teaching.jpg” bg_position=”center top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” min_height=”516″ full_width=”true” margin_bottom=”33″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][/mk_page_section][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_column][mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h1″ color=”#665a4f” size=”28″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”28″ size_tablet=”24″ size_phone=”20″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”] Your Team brings the enthusiasm.   Squads Abroad brings experience. [/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h1″ color=”#665a4f” size=”35″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”35″ size_tablet=”30″ size_phone=”25″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”none” letter_spacing=”3″ font_family=”none” align=”center”] Together we can do something BIG. [/mk_fancy_title][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ size=”35″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”35″ size_tablet=”32″ size_phone=”28″ font_weight=”900″ txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]why squads abroad[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/header-line-full.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]Squads Abroad empowers teacher-led groups around the world to improve health and educational outcomes in under resourced communities with the support of experienced on-the-ground teams. Each Squad has a defined focus with achievable deliverables that benefit community partners while providing a transformative learning experience for the student volunteers. In addition to meaningful service projects, our professional local staff, facilitates enriching cultural activities that provide a deeper cultural context and understanding. Our exclusive home-bases provide volunteers safe and private accommodations to enjoy healthy authentic meals, relax after a meaningful day of service, and reflect with their group on the transformative experience. Cultural explorations to World Heritage sites or other unique attractions that put the experience in a greater context are provided upon request.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true” equal_columns=”true” attached=”true”][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/textile.jpg” overlay_color=”rgba(46,164,159,0.85)” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chaperone-icon.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”22″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”22″ size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”24″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Chaperone requirements:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”18″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”18″ size_tablet=”16″ size_phone=”20″ line_height=”130″ font_weight=”500″ txt_transform=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” responsive_align=”left”]

Squads must be accompanied by an adult-chaperone although it is not required that they be formal educators. Teachers, counselors, faculty, coaches, parents, or any adult in a position of youth leadership may lead a group. Squads insures a chaperone to student ratio of 1:5 between volunteers and our local staff.

  • The required chaperone: student ratio is 1:5

  • Chaperones must be 25 years old or over

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/textile.jpg” overlay_color=”rgba(242,103,51,0.85)” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/teacher-icon.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”22″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”22″ size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”24″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Educator Scholarship:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”18″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”18″ size_tablet=”16″ size_phone=”20″ line_height=”130″ font_weight=”500″ txt_transform=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]

We provide 1 teacher and/or chaperone scholarship for every 6-7 student volunteers, 2 free chaperones for every 8-17 students, and 3 free chaperones with 18 or more students. Flights and in-country expenses are fully covered. We strive to make our programs as accessible as possible for educators and chaperones to take time off to create this life-changing experience for their students.

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/textile.jpg” overlay_color=”rgba(57,178,135,0.85)” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/squad-icon.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”22″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”22″ size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”24″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]

Squad Pricing

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”18″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”18″ size_tablet=”16″ size_phone=”20″ line_height=”130″ font_weight=”500″ txt_transform=”none” margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Volunteers make an Individual Program Contribution starting at $990 per week to cover all their in-country expenses, including a stay at our safe and private Home-Base accommodations.  All meals, transportation, staffing, and emergency medical insurance are included. Additionally Squads fundraise towards a Group Project Contribution of $1500 or more.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true”][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box bg_color=”#f3e6b3″][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ size=”35″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”35″ size_tablet=”32″ size_phone=”28″ font_weight=”900″ txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]group size[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/header-line-full.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][vc_column_text]Squads Abroad is an amazing experience for groups of all sizes, but we find the sweet spot to be somewhere between 6-30 group members. Of course, if you have a larger group, we’d be happy to talk about the goals and options for your possible Squad Abroad.[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][/mk_custom_box][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_fancy_title color=”#cd514f” size=”35″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”35″ size_tablet=”32″ size_phone=”28″ font_weight=”900″ txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]who we are perfect for:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/header-line.png” image_size=”full”][vc_column_text]

  • Language Classes
  • Service Clubs
  • Religious Studies Classes
  • Sports Teams
  • Social Studies Classes
  • History Classes
  • Key Club groups
  • Community College groups

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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.
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.