TechGirls Program to Empower and Support Young Women

TechGirls Program to Empower and Support Young Women

Selection Process

  • All TechGirls participants are selected based on the eligibility requirements below. Independent selection committees composed of industry leaders and regional experts review applications.

  • For international semi-finalists, U.S. embassy personnel in host country/territory of permanent residence conduct interviews.

  • For U.S. semi-finalists, Legacy International conducts interviews.

    2024 Eligibility Requirements

    Students eligible to apply are those who:

    Are citizens of one of the eligible countries/territories AND living in that country/territory at time of exchange:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa (AF) – Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia
    East Asia and Pacific (EAP) – Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia, Taiwan, and Vietnam

  • Europe and Eurasia (EUR) – Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Türkiye
    Middle East and North Africa (NEA) – Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia

  • South and Central Asia (SCA) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

  • Western Hemisphere (WHA) – Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Suriname
    United States of America

  • Are between the ages of 15 and 17 at the start of the exchange on July 13, 2024

  • Born on or between July 13, 2006 and July 13, 2009;

  • Have demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies;

  • Intend to pursue higher education and/or careers in STEM, especially

  • Have strong English language skills (advanced intermediate English skills);

  • Exhibit maturity, flexibility, and open-mindedness;

  • Will attend at least one additional semester of secondary school upon their return to their home country;

  • Are committed to completing a community-based project upon their return home; and

  • Meet U.S. J-1 visa eligibility requirements (for instance, U.S. citizens are not eligible for a J-1 visa).

  • Eligible candidates must be citizens and current residents of participating countries. Third-country nationals permanently living in an eligible country should contact us to determine eligibility prior to applying.

  • Preference will be given to those who have limited or no prior experience in the United States. You are not eligible if you have travelled to the United States in the last three years as part of any other ECA exchange program.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; TechGirls Program to Empower and Support Young Women

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