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WHAT IS TECHGIRLS?
2020 TechGirls Virtual Camp
Tech Training & STEM Careers
TRANSFORMING LIVES

Building a new generation of Global STEM Leaders

CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Building bridges through time with host families, service projects, job shadow days, touring and more!

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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.

The centerpiece of the program is a weeklong technology camp that provides participants with an in-depth examination of technology-related topics, such as coding and cyber security and engages them in 45+ hours of hands-on instruction. The camp is complemented by additional activities such as site visits to technology companies, leadership clinics, community service opportunities, job shadowing, and cultural events. As part of program follow-on, the TechGirls implement at least one peer training program or service project within their schools and/or communities.

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Legacy International.  

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Testimonials

"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."
Kavi, USA

“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.”
Rukhia, Kazakhstan

“TechGirls was a life changing experience. It made me want to become a better person and a braver woman in the future. ”
Rania, Algeria

Reem – A Journey in Computer Science

Reem, TechGirl 2017 During my teenage years, I made a decision that changed my life. I wanted to make a difference. Several years later, I ...

Adison – Python Programming for All!

Adison, TechGirls 2020, US I am enormously grateful to have had the honor of being a US Youth Ambassador for the TechGirls program this year. ...

Maryem – Collaboration in a Virtual World

Maryem, TechGirl 2020, Tunisia Due to the plot twist of a lifetime — Covid-19 — my whole cool plan for 2020 turned upside down, including ...