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.
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The world’s first virtual experiential-learning and volunteer program for high school student groups on an international level.   

 

Our virtual Global STEM Squads are an international collaboration to improve access to clean potable water in underserved communities in Honduras and Nicaragua. Each STEM Squad is a live project based learning case study involving engineering challenges in which students collaborate with our engineers on water systems in rural underserved communities. 

STEM Squads are structured as up to 14 guided online sessions over the course of 2-12 weeks customized to meet your schedule and curricular objectives.

Current Programs

Physics- Hydraulic Modeling of Community Water Systems in Nicaragua

Apply physics and engineering fundamentals to conduct hydraulic modeling of community water systems in rural Nicaragua.

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Environmental Science – Analyzing Potable Water Quality in Nicaragua

Apply environmental and water science fundamentals to test the quality and efficacy of potable water sources in a rural community in Nicaragua.

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Structural Engineering- Infrastructure Design (CAD) of Community Water Systems in Nicaragua

Ask us how you and your class can customize this offering to be done in person in one of our program countries.

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Material Science – Material Analysis and Design of Residential Dwellings in Nicaragua

Ask us how you and your class can customize this offering to be done in person in one of our program countries.

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Civil Engineering- Developing Community Water Systems in Nicaragua

Apply civil engineering fundamentals to develop and present a full water system proposal for a community in rural Nicaragua.

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STEM TeleSquad Sample Itinerary

TeleSquads may be scheduled over a 1-9 week period.

STEM TeleSquads may be scheduled over a 1-9 week period. Our team works with you to customize for your school or class.

During these sessions, students get practice experience working on a real water system design, learn and apply engineering software and other technical field tools, and increase cultural competence in unique international contexts.

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Our experts recently hosted an information session for classroom leaders to learn more about how easy it is to keep students engaged virtually with Global STEM TeleSquads. View the recording where they walk through the itinerary and explain how each session can create meaningful learning outcomes through hands-on application.

Our Panel

Erik Werner

President

Squads Abroad

Julio Granados

WASH Program Manager

Panama

Pablo Garrón

Executive Director

Panama

 

 

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.