Youth TechCamps

Opportunity Type: 
Education

The Global Connections and Exchange Youth TechCamps : My Community,
Our Earth Program (GCE MyCOE) is looking for current high school
students in the United States, Bolivia, Panama and South Africa. High
school students from each of these countries will be selected to form
teams and will collaborate online and in person at one of three rounds
of training events to be held in Bolivia, Panama and South Africa. The
overarching theme for this program will be Geotechnologies for Climate
Change and Environment. Students that are selected will be given
academic preparation, orientation, mentoring, training in use of
geotechnologies such as online mapping, community GIS, mobile GPS,
and crowd-mapping and will participate in cultural exchange
activities. Youth work will be featured in an online project fair and
showcased at national venues. Travel and lodging is also provided by
the program.

All applicants must be both citizens of and residing and studying in
the country from where they are applying. For example, US applicants
must be United States citizens who both live and are currently
studying in the United States. Bolivian applicants must be Bolivian
citizens who both live and are currently studying in Bolivia, etc.

Applicants must over the age of 15 by June 1, 2014 and no older than
18 years old by September 1, 2014. You should be attending at least
one semester of high school after the exchange program.



DEADLINE FOR U.S. STUDENTS IS JANUARY 10, 2014.
DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IS FEBRUARY 1, 2014.

The official language of this program is English.


To read more about this program, including more detailed information
about eligibility or about the countries we are working with, and
more, please seewww.aag.org/techcamps .
You can also find a link to the application form there. Please direct
any questions tomycoe@aag.org .

/This program is managed by the Association of American Geographers
which serves as Secretariat for the My Community, Our Earth
Partnership and receives funding and support from the US Department of
State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Programs
Division through the Global Connections and Exchange Program./

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-08
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