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.

Teachers: Join our movement!

Lead your students to implement real-world global health programs.

Global Health Squads

With the facilitation of our local teams, students help improve health outcomes in under resourced communities abroad by supporting clinics, public health campaigns, and sanitation projects.

 

LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Building Cultural Competence

Global Health Squads travel abroad to learn directly from our local health care professionals about the community’s challenges of healthcare access and have the opportunity to visit existing health facilities for more context.  Each program involves mobile healthcare screenings, impact projects, and cultural immersion activities.

new telemedical program

Global Health TeleSquads directly propels students into an international medical relief setting right from their homes. The program creates an engaging experiential learning environment leveraging telemedicine tools, enriching cultural activities, and our on-the-ground doctors to walk through real patient cases and outcomes from our international clinics.

 

Health Projects Include

Mobile Medical Clinics

Students enable local health professionals to deliver mobile medical and screening services to community members.

Health Infrastructure

Students enable the construction of infrastructure that improves health outcomes such as hand washing stations, eco-stoves and latrines.

Children’s Workshops

Facilitated by our local teams, students create health workshops for local children in the areas of hygiene, dental health, and preventative health. 

Telemedical Clinic

Students shadow our on-the-ground physicians in live clinics that are sensitively streamed to your class utilizing telemedical tools to optimize learning experience and participation.

EACH GLOBAL HEALTH SQUAD PROVIDES:

Child Health Screenings or Medical Clinics
Sanitation Infrastructure Project
Guest Lectures From Local Experts
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Training
Local Language Instruction
Enriching Cultural Activities

Where We Work

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

COSTA RICA

PANAMA

GHANA

GREECE

ABOUT HEALTH SQUADS

Global Health Squads work to improve health care access and sanitation infrastructure to improve health outcomes in partner communities. Programs can range between 1-2 weeks and include enrichment activities that build cultural competence inspired by the local population.

Each volunteer has an individual donation goal depending on the country to help cover logistical expenses such as transport, local staff, meals, insurance, accommodations and the year-round follow-up of their program by our teams. Additionally, each group fundraises $1500 as a team to go toward the costs of the sanitation project for the school and clinic materials.

Each Squad needs a minimum of 6 volunteers and one faculty leader. Leaders participate without a donation goal.

Impact Stats

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Teachers, join our movement!

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.
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.