TechGirls enables young women (ages 15-17) from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Uzbekistan to participate in a three-week program in the U.S. TechGirls aims to “educate for employment,” empowering youths with the skills and vision needed to create vibrant futures. TechGirls also experience American culture during their three-week trip through Home Hospitality Day, where U.S. families provide a glimpse into the life of an American family.
Due to the pandemic, TechGirls conducted virtual programming in 2020 and looks forward to welcoming the 2020 and 2021 cohorts to the United States in summer 2021 totaling 85 young women if the global health situation stabilizes and travel restrictions ease.
TechGirls have many opportunities to interact with Americans of diverse backgrounds, both in their homes and in their workplaces:
Opportunity – Home Hospitality Day 2021
If you live in the southwest Virginia (Roanoke, Salem, Bedford, Forest or Lynchburg) consider hosting 2 TechGirls for a day!
- The Middle Eastern girls will enjoy home hospitality day Saturday July 10, 2021
- The Central Asian girls will enjoy home hospitality day Saturday July 17, 2021
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
TechGirls is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs and is administered by Legacy International .