TechGirls enables 28 young women (ages 15-17) from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia to participate in a 3-week program in the U.S. TechGirls aims to “educate for employment,” empowering youths with the skills and vision needed to create vibrant futures.
During these 3 weeks, the TechGirls have many opportunities to interact with Americans, both in their homes and in their workplaces. If you live in the southwest Virginia (Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Robaoke, Forest and Bedford) and are interested in hosting a TechGirl Friday please contact TechGirls
Home Hospitality Opportunity
American families play a central role in the overall experience of international guests. Through time spent with US families, our visitors come to understand U.S. cultural values and our diverse way of life. Over 300 Virginia families, companies, and organizations have participated in hosting Legacy International visitors since 1994. If you would like to host —Download Host Family Questionnaire 2017 e-form
Contact Us for more information on how to become a host.
Job Shadowing Opportunity – (date TBD) – Washington DC metro area
Legacy organizes a job shadowing day with tech professionals in the DC area. Job shadowing illustrates the varied application of technology in different sectors (e.g. NGOs, public health, civic education, biotech research, and communications.)
Contact us for more information on how to become a Job Shadow host.
TechGirls is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs and is administered by Legacy International .