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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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Celebrating Female STEM Leaders


"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

Yasmina of Lebanon

Yasmina has big plans after her TechGirls experience. She wants to create workshops that will help her peers gain a better understanding of the capabilities ...

TechGirls 2019 Capstone – Central Asian girls share their memories

On July 30, 2019, over 85 people came to to AT&T forum to celebrate the accomplishments of the TechGirls 2019 cohorts from USA, Central Asia ...

Nada – The 2019 Experience

I am Nada A. from Morocco and I would like to thank all who made this program possible on behalf of the 2019 TechGirls family. ...