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!

Develop your students’ STEM skills with real-world impact.

Global STEM Squads

Provide access to clean water in rural underserved communities through applying STEM skills.

 GET INVOLVED VIRTUALLY OR ABROAD

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virtual experiential learning

Virtual Global STEM Squads propel students into an international development organization right from the classroom.  These online programs create engaging experiential learning environments where they apply science and engineering fundamentals to design and analyze community water systems in rural Honduras and Nicaragua.

IN-COUNTRY VOLUNTEER ABROAD

In-country Global STEM Squads travel internationally to volunteer with our WASH teams and partner communities.  Guided by our professional staff students design and build water and sanitation infrastructure projects that improve health outcomes in partner communities abroad.

 

STEM Projects Include

Community Water Systems

Learn the engineering behind large scale gravity-based water systems, then help dig and lay the pipe.

Water for Schools

Help design and build rainwater harvesting systems to provide clean drinking water for schools.

In-Class STEM Instruction

Lead STEM workshops alongside local students to supplement local classroom curriculum.

Community Surveying

Shadow engineers surveying land for water sources and testing water quality

EACH GLOBAL STEM SQUAD PROVIDES

Real-World Applications of STEM Concepts
Water Projects that Improve Community Health
Guest Lectures From Local Experts
Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Training
Local Language Instruction
Enriching Cultural Activities

Where We Work

PANAMA

Nicaragua

HONDURAS

Impact Stats

Community Members Impacted

Miles of Piping Laid

Water Systems Built

volunteers

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.