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.

Global STEM Squads

[mk_page_section bg_image=”https://squads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/i-thgqfqb-x2-1.jpg” bg_position=”center top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_stretch=”true” video_color_mask=”rgba(51,161,156,0.6)” min_height=”540″ js_vertical_centered=”true” padding_top=”70″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][mk_fancy_title color=”#ffffff” size=”45″ force_font_size=”true” size_smallscreen=”40″ size_tablet=”32″ size_phone=”28″ font_weight=”900″ txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”6″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]GLOBAL STEM SQUADS[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://squads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/stem_icon.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”60″][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][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=”900″ txt_transform=”uppercase” letter_spacing=”3″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”] Help provide access to clean water  in rural under resourced communities through applying STEM skills.[/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][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row fullwidth=”true” equal_columns=”true” attached=”true”][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_custom_box padding_horizental=”60″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/textile.jpg” overlay_color=”rgba(226,215,206,0.85)” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][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” margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Infrastructure projects may include:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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” responsive_align=”left”]

  • Design and build community water systems
  • Conduct new and follow-up water assessments studies
  • Surveying land for water system
  • Improve water flow and piping to improve access

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][mk_custom_box padding_horizental=”60″ margin_bottom=”0″ bg_image=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/textile.jpg” overlay_color=”rgba(51,161,156,0.85)” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][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” margin_bottom=”10″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Volunteers will be able to:[/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” responsive_align=”left”]

  • Support in the construction or repair of a community water system
  • Conduct water testing and analysis to improve quality
  • Describe the challenges and opportunities of the water access in the host community and country at large

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”100″][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section bg_color=”#f8f5ef” sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][mk_padding_divider][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=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Each Global STEM Squad provides:[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/challenge-icon-green.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]Learning Objectives for Volunteers[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/construction-icon-green.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]Infrastructure Projects for Community Partners[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/site-icon-green.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]Guest Lectures from Local Experts[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cultural-icon-green.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Training[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/lang-icon-green.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]Local Language Instruction[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”http://squadsabroad.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/fun-icon-green.png” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#403b35″ 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”]Enriching Cultural Activities[/mk_fancy_title][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=”#33a19c” bg_stretch=”true” video_color_mask=”rgba(248,245,239,0.6)” full_width=”true”][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][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”]squad details[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Duration: Squads can range between 1-2 weeks. In addition to the service component, cultural enrichment activities are available in each country (example: Machu Picchu visit).

Donation Goal: Each volunteer is expected to fundraise a minimum of $990 to cover all their in-country expenses, which includes: transport, local staff, meals, insurance, and accommodations in our private Home-Bases. Additionally, Squads fundraise towards a Group Project Contribution of $1500 or more.

Group Size: Each Squad requires a minimum of 5 volunteers and one adult chaperone. We provide 1 free adult chaperone with 5 students,  2 free adult chaperones with 6-16 students, and 3 free with 17-27.  Maximum group size is dependent upon home-base capacity, generally around 40-50 pax.   [/vc_column_text][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.