Building a new generation of coders
Building bridges through experience in host families, service projects, job shadow days, touring....
What is TechGirls?
TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from the United States, Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology.
This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Legacy International.
"We enjoyed meeting intelligent and charming young women from the Middle East."
Karen, VA, host family
"We have met some wonderful girls, and even travelled to their countries to meet their families."
Skip, VA, host family
The job shadow experience "enabled [TechGirls] to visualize a future with great potential."
Amy, DC, job shadow host
"I realized how fundamentally similar we all were despite coming from different cultural backgrounds."
Isabelle, CA, US ambassador
"I really enjoyed learning more about different cultures and meeting the girls. They were smart, well spoken, and inspired me to work harder."
Elizabeth, NY, US Youth ambassador
"Through the TechGirls experience, I was able to expand my knowledge of fields like cybersecurity and Java game development. TechGirls opened my eyes to STEM education in other countries."
“Cyber security classes were very important for me because thanks to our professor, I made the decision to choose cyber security for my future education in university.”
“TechGirls was a life changing experience. It made me want to become a better person and a braver woman in the future. ”