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TechGirls enables young women (ages 15-17) from around the world to participate in a month summer program in the U.S.  TechGirls aims to “educate for employment,” empowering youths with the skills and vision needed to create vibrant futures. TechGirls also experience American culture during their four-week trip through Home Hospitality experiences, where U.S. families provide a glimpse into the life of an American family.

Due to the pandemic, TechGirls conducted virtual programming in 2020 and 2021 and looks forward to welcoming the 2022 cohort to the United States in summer 2021 totaling over 100 young women if the global health situation stabilizes and travel restrictions ease.

TechGirls have many opportunities to interact with Americans of diverse backgrounds, both in their homes and in their workplaces:

Opportunity – Homestays Saturday July 23, 2022 to Friday July 29, 2022 

If you live in Austin TX, Chicago IL, Denver CO, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Detroit WI, and Cincinnati OH. Open your hearts and home for a great cross-cultural experience consider hosting TechGirls!

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. If you live in one of the eligible cities and would like to host  — Contact us.

TechGirls is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs.