The 2023 TechGirls Program is now open for applications!
TechGirls is a Department of State international summer exchange program that aims to empower young women from around the world to pursue education and careers in science and technology. If you are a girl between 15-17 years old and are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), please submit your application to take advantage of this unique opportunity to travel to the United States to develop your STEM skills. The 25-day program will take place starting in July 2023, and includes an interactive technology and computer camp at Virginia Tech University, followed by community and career exploration in several U.S. cities, alongside a 7-month mentoring program both before and after the exchange. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable skills, to interact with industry-leading mentors and trainers, and to meet fellow TechGirls from around the world.
Application Webpage: Apply for TechGirls Program
Application Deadline: December 16, 2022
- Will be between the ages of 15 and 17 at the start of the exchange program on July 8, 2023 (Born on or between July 9, 2005 and July 8, 2008)
- 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 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
- Committed to completing a community-based project upon their return home
- Meet U.S. J-1 visa eligibility requirements (for instance, U.S. citizens are not eligible for J-1 visa)
- Eligible candidates must be Taiwanese.
- 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.
- TechGirls encourages people with diverse backgrounds and skills to apply, including individuals with disabilities.