TechGirls Program by US Government in USA 2021
Good news! The US government’s TechGirls program is currently open. Since 2012, the program has trained and counseled 238 adolescents (15 to 17 years old) from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories and Tunisia. In 2019, the program was extended to Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021 09:00 PM EST
Qualified countries in Africa: Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Tunisia;
To take in (country): USA
US Government TechGirls Program: Since 2012, TechGirls has mentored 186 adolescent teens (ages 15-17). The main reason for the program is a three-week experience in the United States. They participate in a collaborative computer and technology camp (with US Girls), join a technology company for a job shadowing day, and participate in community service initiatives. There is a multiplier effect: encouraging others in your native community to follow Stem. Independent selection committees comprised of industry leaders and regional experts review applications. Semifinalists are interviewed by staff from the United States Embassy in their country of permanent residence.
Eligibility for the TechGirls program by the US government.
Students eligible to apply for the TechGirls program by the US government are those who:
They are from one of the following qualified nations:
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Tunisia;
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
They are between 15 and 17 years old at the beginning of the exchange;
Have demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in technology, engineering and / or mathematics in their academic programs;
Aim for higher education and / or careers in technology;
Have good English language skills;
Show maturity, flexibility and an open mind;
You will be present for at least one additional semester of high school upon returning to your country of residence; Y
They are dedicated to completing a community project when they return home.
Preference will be given to those with limited or no prior experience in the United States. A person is not qualified if they have traveled to the United States in the last three years as part of any other ECA exchange program.
Please be informed that family members of US Embassy or Consulate personnel or US Department of State employees are not qualified to apply. The program encourages people with diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply, including people living with disabilities.
Number of awards: not specified
Benefits of the US Government TechGirls Program
The US government’s TechGirls program covers the following expenses:
Round-trip international air ticket from the participant’s home country to the United States
Housing during the program
Accommodation in hotel or double occupancy dormitory
Meals during the program
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
How to apply for the TechGirls program from the US government.
GOOD LUCK applying for the US government TechGirls Program!
Legacy International is working strictly with the US Department of State and local and global healthcare professionals to plan a program that conforms to best public health practices. If the state of the global pandemic improves and travel restrictions ease, we anticipate conducting the program in person in the summer of 2021. We are open to providing a high-quality virtual exchange if required. As required by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) works to build friendly and peaceful relationships between the people of the United States and the people of other nations.
The 2021 application opens on November 15, 2020 and closes at 12:00 PM EST on January 15, 2021. Semifinalists will be communicated by email around March 1 for the next phase of interviews. Final results will be made in early April. All candidates will be informed of the results of their application.
Visit the program’s website for details on the US government’s TechGirls program.