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.

Ambassador Trips

[mk_page_section layout_structure=”half_right” bg_image_portrait=”https://squads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/56358397_1187975538073837_8202498060517900288_n.jpg” bg_color=”#f8f5ef” video_color_mask=”rgba(248,245,239,0.6)” full_width=”true”][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title color=”#893734″ 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” align=”center”]JOIN AN UPCOMING AMBASSADOR TRIP![/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text align=”center”]If you are faculty leader interested in offering a Squads program with your students in the upcoming year, join us in an Ambassador Trip to gain the first-hand experience of our programs on-the-ground!

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Squads Abroad  offers complimentary “Ambassador Trips” for qualified educators, Key Club or HOSA advisors, counselors, coaches, and school administrators. Ambassadors will participate as a group to experience what student volunteers will do on their Squad. Ambassadors will meet our in-country teams, receive workshops about our programs, volunteer at community sites, engage in cultural activities and stay in our home-bases. Ambassadors return home with the confidence and purpose to effectively lead Squads on campus!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row fullwidth=”true” equal_columns=”true” attached=”true”][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#ce534e” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/who.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”]WHO?[/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”]Any Faculty/Educator who is considering bring Squads Abroad to their campus.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#3d3d3d” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/what.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”]WHAT?[/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”]Complimentary leadership development programs for Squads faculty members. All Ambassador Trips include airfare, in-country logistics, lodging, 3 meals-a-day, and guided cultural and volunteer activities that your students would participate in. Ambassadors are welcome to travel down early or stay after the program to travel independently.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#ce534e” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/where.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”]WHERE?[/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”]GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

COSTA RICA

PANAMA[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#3d3d3d”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/when.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”]WHEN?[/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”]UPCOMING TRIPS​

COSTA RICA, FEBRUARY 7-10, 2020

PANAMA, FEBRUARY 15-18, 2020

GUATEMALA, APRIL 17-20, 2020

PANAMA, APRIL 24-27, 2020

BAY ISLANDS (HONDURAS), JUNE 26-29, 2020

 

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true” equal_columns=”true” attached=”true”][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ min_height=”400″ bg_color=”#3d3d3d” bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/img_5544-e1539787784983.jpg” bg_stretch=”true”][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#ce534e” 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”]GROUP SIZE?[/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 reserve 12 spaces for each Ambassador Trip. They usually fill up, so Ambassadors are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ min_height=”400″ bg_color=”#3d3d3d” bg_image=”https://squads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/img_1084-e1571075116175.jpg” bg_stretch=”true”][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_color=”#ce534e” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/how.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”]How?[/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”]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 against your school’s future fundraising goals to participate in a Squad.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section bg_color=”#ddd2c5″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][mk_padding_divider][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” align=”center”]SAMPLE ITINERARY[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]DAY 1:

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

Day 2:

  • Welcome Breakfast,  Orientation, and Overview of Squads Programming
  • Visit volunteer sites and  on-going projects
  • Lunch at the home-base
  • Walking tour of the community and surrounding area
  • Cultural activities
  • Dinner at the home-base
  • Evening networking activity

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at the home-base
  • Visit volunteer sites and project initiatives
  • Lunch at the home-base
  • Visit to local cultural site
  • Dinner, closure and trip evaluation at the home-base
  • Evening free-time

Day 4:

  • Transport to the airport or designated drop off points for Ambassadors who plan to continue their travels.

*Approved Ambassadors are asked to fundraise $300 for the Ambassador Trip to help cover airfare and logistical costs of the program. The $300 will be reimbursed back to your group as scholarship or go toward the group fundraising goal for your school’s next Squad.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_color=”#f8f5ef” bg_stretch=”true” video_color_mask=”rgba(248,245,239,0.6)” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/itinerary-2.jpg” image_size=”full” align=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_padding_divider][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” align=”center”]Ambassador Trip Application – Apply Now![/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text align=”center”]

(Only 12 spaces available per Ambassador Trip)

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

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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.