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.

Join an Ambassador Trip

Are you a faculty leader interested in offering a Squads program with your students in the upcoming year? Join us on an Ambassador Trip to gain first-hand experience of our programs on the ground!

Squads Abroad offers complimentary Ambassador Trips on select dates for qualified Key Club Advisors, High School Teachers, Counselors, Coaches, Administrators or student leaders. While staying as a group at our home-base accommodations, our Country Director will guide two full days of workshops, volunteer placement site visits, and engaging cultural activities, all of which you would potentially experience on a future Squads Abroad program. Take advantage of the opportunity for professional development and return home with a sense of confidence and purpose to later form your own Squad Abroad!

Locations Offered

Tecpan, Guatemala
El Paraiso, Honduras
Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
Cocle Province, Panama

Sample Schedule

Day 1

Arrival

  • *Ambassadors travel to the country. (Ambassadors are welcome to travel early and/or stay later to travel independently at their own expense)
  • Squads van transport from the airport to settle into the home-base
  • Delicious dinner and orientation with Country Director

Days 2-3

Program

  • Welcome breakfast, orientation, and overview of Squads Programming
  • Visit volunteer sites and on-going projects
  • Lunch at the home-base
  • Walking tour of community program sites
  • Cultural activities
  • Dinner at the home-base
  • Evening networking activities

Day 4

Departure

  • Breakfast at home-base
  • Transport to the airport or designated drop off points for Ambassadors who plan to continue their travels.

Upcoming Dates

PANAMA, FEBRUARY 15-18, 2020
GUATEMALA, APRIL 17-20, 2020
PANAMA, APRIL 24-27, 2020
COSTA RICA, JUNE 28-JULY 1, 2020

How to Apply

Potential ambassadors can apply by filling out OUR APPLICATION. Applicants will be contacted and approved directly by Squads Abroad President, Erik Werner. Each Ambassador will be asked to fundraise $300 to cover airfare and program expenses. The $300 is credited toward your school’s future fundraising goals to participate in a Squad.

Space is limited! Only 12 spaces available per Ambassador Trip.

After your application is submitted, our Squads Abroad President, Erik Werner, will contact you to schedule a phone meeting to discuss program details and travel arrangements.

During your stay, you’ll feast on a blend of healthy Panamanian cuisine. Typical meals include plenty of starches like rice and, potatoes, with meat while also having plenty of vegetables to balance out your plate.

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.
 
Upcoming Faculty Ambassador Trips

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.