The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is delighted to announce TechGirls Programme 2019. This award program is available to the student who has demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies.
TechGirls connects the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and offers them the opportunity to pursue their skills and further their dreams.
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TechGirls is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations.
Applications Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Course Level: This award is open to pursuing higher education.
Study Subject: This award will be offered in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Award: The TechGirls program covers the following costs:
- Roundtrip international airfare from participant home country to the United States
- Housing during the program: Double occupancy hotel or dormitory accommodations
- Meals during the program: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local transportation to group program events
- Cultural events organized by Legacy International
- Emergency health insurance
Nationality: Applicants from the United States Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are eligible to apply.
Number of Awards: Not known
The award can be taken in the USA
To be eligible, the applicants must be following all the given criteria:
· Eligible Countries: The studentships are available to students who are from one of the following eligible countries:
- United States
- Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, and Tunisia;
- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
· Entrance Requirements: Students eligible to apply are those who:
- Are between the ages of 15 and 17 at the start of the exchange;
- Have demonstrated advanced skills and a serious interest in technology, engineering, and/or math in their academic studies;
- Intend to pursue higher education and/or careers in technology;
- Have strong English language skills;
- Exhibit maturity, flexibility, and open-mindedness;
- Will attend at least one additional semester of secondary school upon their return to their home country; and
- Are committed to completing a community-based project upon their return home.
- Preference will be given to those who have limited or no prior experience in the United States. You are not eligible if you have traveled to the United States in the last three years as part of any other ECA exchange program.
How to Apply: To apply for the opportunity , the applicants must submit an online application through the given link: https://legacyintl.org/techgirls/online-application/