Key Club, the nation’s oldest and largest service organization for high school students is teaming up with Squads Abroad, a program of Cross-Cultural Solutions, the world’s leading expert in international volunteering with over two decades of experience.
Squads Abroad provides affordable opportunities for your club to volunteer abroad and make a meaningful impact in under-resourced schools around the world. Key Club members will develop cross-cultural competence and character while gaining hands-on international experience implementing projects that improve health and education outcomes for in-need communities.
Guided by our local staff on the ground, each trip also includes fun and engaging cultural activities that provide a deeper cultural context and new perspectives. Our home-base model provides safe and private accommodations for your group to enjoy healthy authentic meals, relax after a meaningful day of service, and reflect with your group on all the amazing experiences.
Squads Abroad is an unmatched leadership opportunity for your Key Club to tangibly make a difference in this world!
Key Club students can choose to join a one, two, three, or four-week session on any of the destinations and start dates below, you’ll be sharing your experience with a group of your peers, all ages 14-18 — and like you, they’ve decided that dedicating their summer to serving others abroad while exploring another culture is a pretty cool challenge to take on.
As a summer high school volunteer in Guatemala, you’ll be warmly welcomed into the safe and quiet Maya Highlands town of Tecpan to join a passionate team of change-makers. From the colorful textiles on a Maya woman walking down a cobble-stoned street, to the volcanoes that seem to rise straight out of the ground, to the freshly-made tortillas, Guatemala is a country for the senses. Guatemala has one of the largest populations of indigenous citizens in Latin America and many of our volunteers tell us that Guatemala, with its many traditions, is a place unlike any they’ve ever visited. We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories and photos of colorful markets, swims in volcanic lakes, and Maya ceremonies to share with your friends and family back home.
Guatemala Summer 2018 Start Dates:
June 16 (Global Education), June 30 (Global Education and Sports Leadership), July 14 (Global Education and Health)
A worldwide leader in eco-tourism, Costa Rica is recognized for its rich biodiversity while also well known for its warm and welcoming people who live by the expression ‘Pura Vida.’ Cartago, once the former capital, is conveniently located just outside of bustling San Jose and is surrounded by green farmland and forested hillsides. Cartago offers our Squads Abroad, a chance to experience everyday “Tico” life while performing valuable volunteer projects. As a High School Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica, you’ll be welcomed warmly into the rich relaxed ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle. We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories and photos of gorgeous landscapes, expansive beaches,, and your fellow volunteers to share with your friends and family back home.
Costa Rica Summer 2018 Start Dates:
June 23 (Global Education), July 7 (Global Education), July 21 (Health), August 4 (Sports Leadership)
As a volunteer in Ghana, you’ll find a unique richness everywhere you look, from the country’s cultural history to its varied expanses of wilderness and coastline. Known for its exceptionally warm national character, Ghana, meaning “Warrior King,” is a place where visitors are welcomed as friends. In the Volta Region, home to the Ewe people, you will become family. With English as an adopted “official” language, amazing connections can be made for your Squad Abroad in Ghana. As a High School Volunteer Abroad in Ghana, you’ll be welcomed warmly into a colorful tribal culture with your team of global change-makers. We know it’s your summer and you want to have amazing stories and photos of natural wonders, mountains,and waterfall swims to share with your friends and family back home.
Ghana Summer 2018 Start Dates:
June 23 (Global Education); July 7 (Global Education or Sports Leadership); July 21 (Global Education or Health)