U.S. Department of State TechGirls Program 2022 for next generation of young women in STEM (Fully Funded to the United States)
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022
TechGirls connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing them access and opportunities to advance their skills and pursue their dreams.
The core of the program is a 27-day experience in the United States in partnership with Virginia Tech University (tentatively scheduled for July 2022). TechGirls participate in an interactive technology and computer camp, then travel to one of the following cities (Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Portland or Seattle) for job shadowing at a tech company, and homestay and community service experiences. The TechGirls programming yields a multiplier effect as participants return home to educate their peers and create community based projects.
Are between the ages of 15 and 17 at the start of the exchange July 7th, 2022;
Have demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies;
Intend to pursue higher education and/or careers in technology;
Have strong English language skills;
Exhibit maturity, flexibility, and open-mindedness;
Will attend at least one additional semester of secondary school upon their return to their home country; and
Are committed to completing a community-based project upon their return home.
The TechGirls program covers the following costs:
Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
Housing during program
Double occupancy dormitory accommodations
Meals during program
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Local transportation to group program events
Cultural events organized by Legacy International
Emergency health insurance