Are you an educator potentially interested in offering a volunteer school group program with your students in the future but would like to gain the first-hand experience of our programs beforehand?

Squads Abroad  offers complimentary ‘Ambassador Trips’ on select dates (including airfare) for qualified High School teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators or group leaders.  While staying as a group at our home-base accommodations, our Country Director will guide two full days of workshops, volunteer placement site visits, and engaging cultural activities you would potentially offer your students on a future Squads Abroad trip.  Take advantage of the opportunity for professional development while returning home with a sense of confidence and purpose.   To organize a group of students at your school to form a Squad Abroad and take on a valuable volunteer initiative while broadening their cultural perspective!

Educator Trips


Any Educator who is considering a future Squads Abroad volunteer school group program.

Educator Trips


Complimentary travel programs for that include roundtrip airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, 3 meals-a-day, and organized activities

Educator Trips


Cartago, Costa Rica
Tecpan, Guatemala,

Educator Trips


COSTA RICA: April 26-29, 2017- FILLED!​
GUATEMALA: June 20-23, 2017- FILLED!

Next Session TBD- Call or Email if Interested!

Educator Trips


We reserve 12 spaces per date offering.  Ambassador Trips are available to educators on a first-come, first-serve basis pending approval for select dates.

Educator Trips


Potential ambassadors should submit an online application (below). Applicants will be contacted and approved by the Director of HS Programs, Erik Werner.

sample itinerary

CCS-Squads Abroad Ambassador Trip Schedule


  • Ambassadors travel to Costa Rica arriving Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO) in the evening
  • CCS van transport from the airport to the Home-base in Cartago
  • Settle into the Home-base and get some rest


  • Welcome Breakfast,  Orientation, and Overview of CCS Programming by the Country Director Jose Hernandez
  • Community tour of Cartago and cultural activities offered in the surrounding area
  • Lunch at the home-base
  • Visit Squads Abroad host volunteer sites and project initiatives.
  • Irazu Volcano National Park tour
  • Dinner at the home-base
  • Evening Free-time


  • Breakfast at the home-base
  • Visit Squads Abroad host volunteer sites and project initiatives.
  • Lunch at the Home-base
  • Overview of educational and language learning activities offered
  • Orosi Valley and Tapanti Natl Rainforest tour
  • Dinner and Trip Closure at the Home-base
  • Free-time


  • Morning shuttle available to the airport for a flight home OR stay extra day(s) and enjoy free-time on your own!
Educator Trips
Educator Trips

Ambassador TRIP Application

(only 12 spaces available)

Submit the brief application below to apply for our upcoming Ambassador Trips. After your application is submitted, our Squads Abroad Director, Erik Werner, will be in contact asap to schedule a phone meeting with you to discuss trip details and arrangements.