Applications call for fully funded TechGirls Program 2021. This is the fully-funded opportunity for an eligible female to attend the program in the United States of America.
TechGirls is an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It 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.
Since 2012, TechGirls trained and mentored 214 teenage girls (ages 15-17) from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, and Yemen. In 2019, the program expanded to include 24 young women from Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) for a total of 238 teenage girls.
The core of the program is a three-week experience in the United States. TechGirls participate in an interactive technology and computer camp (with US Girls), join a tech company for a day of job shadowing, and participate in community service initiatives. The TechGirls programming yields a multiplier effect – as the benefits of the exchange accrue not only to the TechGirls themselves, but multiply out to the wider community.
The TechGirls program covers the following costs:
Applications are open for the female candidates from the following countries: United States, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
|Type of Opportunity||Exchange Programs|
|Organizer||The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs|