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2021 TechGirls Virtual Exchange

November, 2021

Congratulations to the 105 TechGirls who were selected for this year’s virtual TechGirls program from 12 countries/territories across the MENA and Central Asia regions and the US for an exciting six-week virtual exchange for the start of their TechGirls journey!

Dates:  June 28 to August 10, 2021

What does it involve?

  • TechGirls commitment: 18 hours total per week.  TechGirls have activities to do and post asynchronously as well as having real-time zoom meetings to discuss the results of their independent work with the group for approximately 1-2 hours each.

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During the program the TechGirls will:

  • Part One: Building common ground, sharing their backgrounds and cultures, and building a sense of shared purpose around social responsibility and leadership training
  • Part Two: Engaging in the College Readiness Program and gaining an Introduction to Project Planning
  • Part Three: Participating in one of four instructional course options from Virginia Tech
  • Part Four: Exploring careers in STEM through our NASA Virtual experience and sessions with women leaders in the tech field in the USA
  • Part Five: Project Planning with the Legacy team and support from TechWomen and TechGirls alumnae.
  • The TechGirls groups come together for a closing summit at the end of the program and reflect on their experiences

At the end of the program, TechGirls will:

  • Receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of State and Legacy International
  • Be able to join the TechWomen-TechGirls club in their country (for MENA and Central Asia participants)
  • Become part of the TechGirls network of over 238 alumnae
  • Join the U.S. Department of State alumnae network
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