WHAT IS TECHGIRLS?
GIVING BACK
BUILDING SKILLS

Building a new generation of coders

CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Building bridges through experience in host families, service projects, job shadow days, touring....

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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

Rund – sharing her passion

TechGirls 2017: Rund from Jordan has been offering computer science courses to young people since she returned home in the Fall of 2017.   She gained ...

Hela – making a difference

TechGirls 2017:  Hela of Sfax Tunisia is a co founder at Fablab Tunisia, an open laboratory that works as a platform for engineers, designers, developers ...

Safaa – helping others achieve their dreams

TechGirls 2013: Safaa is from  Tétouan Province, Morocco. She is 21 years old and working on her Masters Degree in Applied Analysis and Statistics Engineering. ...