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.

TeleSquads Program Catalog

VIRTUAL EXPERIENTIAL-LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES and clubs WITH A GLOBAL IMPACT!

TeleSquads are designed for high school students to improve learning outcomes through experiential learning, develop cultural competency through virtual immersion, and deliver real impact through our local team by participating in live international humanitarian projects.  Each TeleSquad includes up to 16 live sessions of (approximately 40 minutes each) that can be customized over the length of your class schedule. TeleSquads may be adapted to a classroom or remote learning environment.

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Business Programs

International Business I - Intro to Globalization and Consulting Small Businesses in Rural Panama

Learn about Panama’s unique role in globalization and apply SWOT Analysis framework to consult small businesses in rural Panama.

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International Business II - Support Migrant and Refugee Owned Businesses (Greece)

Learn and implement broad business skills to support refugee & migrant owned businesses in Athens, Greece.

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International Business III - Supply Chain of Agriculture in Central America (Honduras)

Learn and apply management consulting and supply chain strategies to support coffee or honey producers in Honduras.

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Entrepreneurship I - Business Models for Microenterprises in Rural Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the context of small farms and businesses in rural Central America.

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Entrepreurship II - Business Planning to Support Migrants & Refugees in Athens

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the more advanced context of Europe, supporting migrants and refugees trying to earn a living in Greece.

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Entrepreneurship III - Business Planning for Rural Small Businesses in West Africa (Ghana)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the more advanced context of West Africa, supporting small businesses in Ghana.

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Accounting & Finance I: Bookkeeping for Small Businesses in Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of accounting and bookkeeping in the context of small businesses in rural Central America.

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Accounting & Finance II - Microlending and Return on Investment Analysis For Small Businesses in Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of return on investment and microfinance in the context of small businesses in rural Central America.

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Marketing I - Marketing Help for Small Rural Businesses in Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply general marketing strategies in the context of small businesses in rural Central America.

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Marketing II - Online Marketing Support for Refugee-Owned Businesses in Athens (Greece)

Learn and apply online marketing strategies to support small businesses owned by migrants and refugees in Athens, Greece.

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Health Programs

International Medicine I - Central America (Honduras)

Build medical knowledge & learn the fundamentals of international health interventions in Honduras.

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International Medicine II - West Africa (Ghana)

Build medical knowledge immersed in medical interventions in rural Ghana, working alongside local government actors.

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International Medicine III - Migrant and Refugee Populations (Greece)

Increase medical knowledge & understanding of the refugee crisis while supporting vulnerable populations, refugees, & asylum seekers living in Athens, Greece.

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Public Health in the Developing World (Honduras)

Learn how to use data & community mobilization to create community action plans that improve health outcomes in Honduras.

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Dental Care in the Developing World (Honduras)

Build dental & oral health knowledge while improving access to critical dental services in Honduras.

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STEM Programs

Engineering I - Designing Community Water Systems in Central America

Apply civil engineering fundamentals to design community water systems in rural Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Engineering II - Home Repairs and Household Public Health Infrastructure in Central America

Use structural engineering fundamentals to design and select materials for home repairs and construction in rural Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Engineering III - Infrastructure for Sustainable Development (Honduras or Nicaragua)

Implement structural engineering concepts to design and select materials for projects such as bridges and buildings in Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Water Science - Analyzing Potable Water Quality (Honduras)

Apply environmental science and chemical engineering fundamentals to test the quality and efficacy of clean water initiatives in Honduras

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Technology I - Digitizing Sustainable Development (Panama)

Digitize Savings & Loan Portfolios for Banks: Learn about and participate in a live cloud-based implementation that connects rural banks throughout Central America.

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Technology II - Web Solutions for Refugee-Owned Businesses (Greece)

Identify and develop technology solutions for small businesses in Athens

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Erik Werner, Squads Abroad Co-Founder

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.