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.

Key Club

[mk_page_section bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/dsc_0151kc-e1517265322345.jpg” bg_position=”center top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” min_height=”751″ padding_top=”15″ padding_bottom=”60″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h1″ color=”#ffffff” size=”42″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”35″ size_tablet=”30″ size_phone=”25″ font_weight=”bolder” txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”202″ font_family=”none” align=”center” drop_shadow=”true” shadow_distance=”3″ shadow_blur=”5″ shadow_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.75)”]Your CLUB is the KEY towards making an IMPACT around the WORLD![/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/wordmark_keyclub_white_png-11.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/header-line-full.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_fancy_title color=”#893734″ size=”24″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”24″ size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”20″ font_weight=”600″ txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]KEY CLUB HAS TEAMED UP WITH SQUADS ABROAD TO CREATE THE LARGEST HIGH SCHOOL MOVEMENT IMPROVING HEALTH AND EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD![/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/header-line-full.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section layout_structure=”half_left” bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/squad-details.jpg” bg_color=”#f8f5ef” bg_stretch=”true” 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”]KEY CLUB AND SQUADS ABROAD[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Squads Abroad provides affordable opportunities for your club to volunteer abroad and make a meaningful impact in under-resourced schools around the world.  Key Club members will develop cross-cultural competence and character while gaining hands-on international experience implementing projects that improve health and education outcomes for in-need communities.

Guided by our local staff on the ground, each trip also includes fun and engaging cultural activities that provide a deeper cultural context and new perspectives. Our home-base model provides safe and private accommodations for key clubbers to enjoy healthy authentic meals, relax after a meaningful day of service, and reflect with your club on all the amazing experiences you’ve shared.

Squads Abroad is an unmatched leadership opportunity for your Key Club to tangibly make a difference in this world![/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”80″][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”]HOW KEY CLUB MEMBERS CAN GET INVOLVED:[/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]

3 easy steps to organizing your Key Club Squad:

1.  Decide on the trip dates, destination, and length of program you are interested in promoting.  Contact our Squads Abroad Director, Erik Werner, in advance to confirm availability before promoting the trip.

2.  Receive promotional materials to start promoting the trip including a customized trip proposal, posters, customized website page for your group , and a PPT presentation and more information and handouts to share with students and parents.

3.  Announce the trip, plan an interest meeting, and start enrolling!  We recommend you set an application and deposit due date anywhere from 2-6 weeks following the trip announcement to drive enrollment.  Squads Abroad staff are always available to join your group meetings via conference call.

[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_button dimension=”outline” size=”large” url=”/request-info/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_right=”0″ outline_skin=”custom” outline_active_color=”#ffffff” outline_active_text_color=”#ffffff” outline_hover_bg_color=”#ffffff” outline_hover_color=”#cd514f”]REQUEST INFO[/mk_button][mk_padding_divider size=”80″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true” equal_columns=”true” attached=”true”][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”0″ bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/textile.jpg” overlay_color=”rgba(205,81,79,0.85)” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/health-icon.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]global health squad[/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”]Resolve public health challenges while learning to identify the systems that cause them.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_button dimension=”flat” size=”medium” url=”/squad-types/global-health-squads/” align=”center” margin_right=”0″ bg_color=”#f3e6b3″ btn_hover_bg=”#893734″ text_color=”dark” btn_hover_txt_color=”#ffffff”]LEARN MORE[/mk_button][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][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/edu-icon.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]global education squad[/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”]Improve educational outcomes by creating inspiring learning spaces in schools.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_button dimension=”flat” size=”medium” url=”/squad-types/global-education-squads/” align=”center” margin_right=”0″ bg_color=”#f3e6b3″ btn_hover_bg=”#893734″ text_color=”dark” btn_hover_txt_color=”#ffffff”]LEARN MORE[/mk_button][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mountain-range.jpg” bg_position=”center center” bg_stretch=”true” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”80″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” 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”]View our destinations and
small group summer dates[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_button dimension=”outline” size=”large” url=”/destinations” align=”center” margin_right=”0″ outline_skin=”custom” outline_active_color=”#ffffff” outline_active_text_color=”#ffffff” outline_hover_bg_color=”#ffffff” outline_hover_color=”#cd514f”]OUR DESTINATIONS[/mk_button][mk_padding_divider size=”80″][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_position=”center center” bg_stretch=”true” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title color=”#ce534e” 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”]OUR PARTNERS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/header-line-full.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cross-cultural.png” image_size=”full” link=”http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”20″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/thinking-beyond-borders.png” image_size=”full” link=”http://www.thinkingbeyondborders.org/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”20″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/united-nations.png” image_size=”full” link=”https://www.un.org/ecosoc/en/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”20″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/aua.png” image_size=”full” link=”http://unofficialambassadors.com/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”20″][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/key-club-seal-blue-e1517343735576.png” image_size=”full” link=”http://unofficialambassadors.com/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”20″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/mk_page_section]

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.