Your Team brings the enthusiasm. 
 Squads Abroad brings experience. 

 Together we can do something BIG. 

why squads abroad

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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.


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.

Our team has more than two decades of experience developing some of the most impactful international volunteer experiences in the world. We built Squads Abroad and its curriculum create a transformative experience for high school students that is financially accessible to all demographics.

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Chaperone requirements:

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

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Educator Scholarship:

We provide 1 full teacher and/or chaperone scholarship for every 5 student volunteers. 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.

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squad pricing

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.

group size

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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.

who we are perfect for:

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

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