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.

announcing the panama spanish immersion program!

For more than 18 years, Squads Abroad and our partners have been offering world-renowned Spanish immersion experiences for high school students and faculty. We are so excited to announce that our programs have re-opened in Panama, and we would love for your Spanish students to join us!

During our Impacto Global immersion programs, students and faculty are invited to volunteer in local Panamanian schools to provide healthcare screenings, educational workshops, and hands-on service projects. Each program includes enriching language immersion and cultural learning experiences. With nearly 2 decades of experience serving communities in Panama, our projects are respectful, impactful, and safe.

 

 

Spanish immersion opportunities in Panama

We have updated our program catalog for the fall and spring to include new Spanish-immersion programs in health, business, STEM and community development, designed to immerse high school students in real-world Spanish learning while serving communities in Central America.

As an international nonprofit, we serve hundreds of rural communities in Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Our local engineers, doctors and development professionals would love to collaborate with your students to provide cultural knowledge while serving in-need communities. In more than 50 high school programs this past year, we have seen that this virtual cross-cultural exchange is a huge win for both sides.

We asked students what their favorite part of the TeleSquads program was…

“Participating with Squads Abroad will be one of the most memorable weeks of my entire life.

I’ve improved my language skills, learned about the local culture, and created strong bonds with people I never thought I’d get along with. The activities we did were amazing too and we all had a strong sense of teamwork throughout the week.”

Monarch High School Student

IMPACTO GLOBAL VIRTUAL SQUADS

A virtual Spanish Immersion program that engages students in real-world international development work!

Impacto Global Squads explore the challenges and opportunities of rural and resource limited Central American communities to gain access to medical care, financial services and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) infrastructure. The program focuses on hands-on collaboration with community members to research, plan and implement a community action plan to bring these resources to its members.

Impacto Global helps students develop transferable skills that can be applied across a variety of community development projects both abroad and at home.

The program also serves as the most authentic Spanish immersion experience with engagement with native speakers in hands-on collaboration with our local support staff and community leaders held through virtual meetings to survey families and create a community action plan.

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.
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.