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.   

Each Global Business TeleSquad is designed for aspiring business students to build business knowledge through skill-based virtual programs that deliver small business consultation to “clients” from our partner communities. To get an idea of a similar program, check out this video about Global Health TeleSquads.

Current Programs

Entrepreneurship III – Business Planning for Rural Small Businesses in West Africa (Ghana)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the more advanced context of West Africa, supporting small businesses in Ghana.

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International Business III – Supply Chain of Agriculture in Central America (Honduras)

Learn and apply management consulting and supply chain strategies to support coffee or honey producers in Honduras.

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Marketing II – Online Marketing Support for Refugee-Owned Businesses in Athens (Greece)

Learn and apply online marketing strategies to support small businesses owned by migrants and refugees in Athens, Greece.

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Marketing I – Marketing Help for Small Rural Businesses in Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply general marketing strategies in the context of small businesses in rural Central America.

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Accounting & Finance II – Microlending and Return on Investment Analysis For Small Businesses in Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of return on investment and microfinance in the context of small businesses in rural Central America.

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Accounting & Finance I: Bookkeeping for Small Businesses in Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of accounting and bookkeeping in the context of small businesses in rural Central America.

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Entrepreurship II – Business Planning to Support Migrants & Refugees in Athens

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the more advanced context of Europe, supporting migrants and refugees trying to earn a living in Greece.

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Entrepreneurship I – Business Models for Microenterprises in Rural Central America (Panama)

Learn and apply concepts of entrepreneurship and business planning in the context of small farms and businesses in rural Central America.

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International Business II – Support Migrant and Refugee Owned Businesses (Greece)

Learn and implement broad business skills to support refugee & migrant owned businesses in Athens, Greece.

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International Business I – Intro to Globalization and Consulting Small Businesses in Rural Panama

Learn about Panama’s unique role in globalization and apply SWOT Analysis framework to consult small businesses in rural Panama.

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Make an impact abroad, right from home

Business TeleSquad Itinerary

 

  • 9-15 SESSIONS ADAPTED TO MEET YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE
  • 15 HOURS OF GUIDED ONLINE INSTRUCTION LED BY OUR FACILITATORS
  • 8 SELF-PACED ACTIVITIES  FOR ADDITIONAL INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP INSTRUCTION
  • 20 + HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT WITH CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT

 

 

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Ready to start planning?

View Our 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 Business TeleSquads. View the recording where they walk through the itinerary and explain how each session can create meaningful learning outcomes for aspiring business leaders. 

Our Panel

Erik Werner

President

Squads Abroad

Juan David Villegas 

Juan David Villegas

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Anibal Cardenas

Anibal Cardenas

Strategic Development Director

Panama

 

 

Will your school join the 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.