We have been working hard to ensure we are providing opportunities for both advisors and student leaders to learn about Squads Abroad so you may all have the opportunity to gain first hand experience, professional development, leadership skills, and equip you with all the necessary knowledge to plan and lead a future Squad of your own.

So, we have decided to merge the Summer Leadership Institute with a Panama Ambassador Trip for both student leaders and advisors! 


Are you a passionate student leader or advisor who is interested in international development, service, leadership, or travel and want to grow the movement at your club or school?


Join us for our Panama Ambassador Trip designed for both student leaders and their advisors and teachers. Participants will gain valuable insight into the different Squad Types, meet our in country staff and some of the leaders and schools we work with. Volunteer and participate in cultural activities designed to enhance your strengths as leaders and expand your ability to mobilize a Squad with your group in the upcoming year.

Our seven-day Summer Leadership Institutes are open-enrollment programs for students across the country to prepare and train to lead a future Squads Abroad program at their school.  Guided by our professional in-country staff,  it includes five full days of volunteering at our work sites, leadership workshops, and engaging cultural activities.  Participants fly into Panama City, Panama- Tocumen International Airport (PTY) where they will be greeted by our professional staff and transported to our home-base accommodations in San Carlos, Cocle Province.


Any student leader and advisors/teachers/troop leaders/coaches considering taking the lead to mobilize a Squad program with their school.


Experience our Global Education, Global Health, and STEM Squads first-hand.


Stay at our private and expansive home-base accommodations in COCLE PROVINCE,  PANAMA


JUNE 23-29, 2019

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All the in country costs for program implementation including the Ambassador’s ground transportation, food, lodging, emergency insurance, staffing, security, and cultural experiences are all covered.

Airfare is not included however, Squads Abroad travel team can work with volunteers to book airfare.

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How to Apply?

To register visit the Squads Abroad Empowered page. Once you register, Kait Tuculet, Volunteer Engagement Associate, will follow up with all the trip details and schedule a conference call to answer any outstanding questions.

You may contact Kait anytime at