TechGirls enables 52 young women (ages 15-17) from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Uzbekistan to participate in a 3-week program in the U.S. TechGirls aims to “educate for employment,” empowering youths with the skills and vision needed to create vibrant futures.
During these three weeks, the TechGirls have many opportunities to interact with Americans of diverse backgrounds, both in their homes and in their workplaces:
Home Hospitality Opportunity
If you live in the southwest Virginia (Roanoke, Salem, Bedford, Forest or Lynchburg) consider hosting 1-2 TechGirls.
- The Central Asian girls will enjoy home stays Friday afternoon, July 12 through Sunday afternoon July 14
- The Middle Eastern girls will enjoy home stays Friday July 26 through Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019 (weekend only; two nights).
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 .