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.

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

 

STEM TeleSquads are an international collaboration to improve access to clean potable water in underserved communities in Honduras and Nicaragua. Each TeleSquad is a live project based learning case study involving engineering challenges in which students collaborate with our engineer to map out and design a full water system in rural communities. 

TeleSquads are structured as up to 14 guided online sessions over the course of 4-12 weeks customized to meet your schedule and curricular objectives.

Current Programs

Water Science – Analyzing Potable Water Quality

Apply environmental science and chemical engineering fundamentals to test the quality and efficacy of clean water initiatives in Nicaragua.

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Technology II – Web Solutions for Refugee-Owned Businesses (Greece)

Identify and develop technology solutions for small businesses in Athens

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Technology I – Digitizing Sustainable Development (Panama)

Digitize Savings & Loan Portfolios for Banks: Learn about and participate in a live cloud-based implementation that connects rural banks throughout Central America.

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Engineering II – Infrastructure Design for Sustainable Development in Central America

Implement structural engineering concepts to design and select materials for water projects such as water tanks, cisterns, control booths, and underground pump stations in Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Engineering III – Residential Architecture and Materials Science in Central America

Use structural engineering fundamentals to design and select materials for home repairs and construction in rural Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Engineering I – Designing Community Water Systems in Central America

Apply civil engineering fundamentals to design community water systems in rural Honduras and Nicaragua.

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Make an impact abroad, right from home

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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View Information Session

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.