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What is TechGirls?

TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from 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 Java programming and mobile application development, 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

Destiny – Teen Entrepreneur

TechGirl: Destiny Country: USA Participation year: 2017 Destiny joined the TechGirls 2017 group at Virginia tech for a 9 day coding camp and cross-cultural immersion.  At age ...

Impact Coaches – Empowering TechGirls through Mentorship

This summer, eight amazing Female STEM Leaders are giving their time, insights and inspiration to the 28 TechGirls coming from across the MENA region.  From ...

Ons – Lets Go Tech Camp

TechGirl: Ons Country: Tunisia Participation year: 2017 Ons decided to introduce more Tunisian Teens to STEM by continuing the mission of Mrs. Faten Khalfallah, TechWomen ...