AFS Global STEM Accelerators Program 2024

Deadline: 17th of March, 2024

The 2024 AFS Global STEM Accelerators Program invites applications from young women worldwide.

AFS Global STEM Accelerators are 12-week digital programs (from home) that teach global competency skills, social impact, and sustainability-focused workshops. The curriculum is co-developed by AFS and the University of Pennsylvania. This program concludes with student-led social impact projects and presentations that propose potential solutions to real-world problems, with a focus on climate change and energy transition.

AFS and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Social Impact Strategy reward scholars with the Advanced Certificate on Global Competence for Social Impact upon completion of the program.


  • Participant age: Must be 15-17.5 years old at the program start date
  • Language: Ability to participate fully, both online and in a classroom setting, in a program conducted entirely in English.
  • Interest: Interest in STEM, sustainability, and global competencies, Curiosity and willingness to interact with diverse global peers and explore new cultures
  • Technology: A computer, smartphone or other digital device to access the virtual program content, An integrated webcam and microphone for participation in online dialogue sessions, Stable internet or wifi connection*
  • Talented young women from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly underrepresented populations, and students with high financial need, are strongly encouraged to apply!

Accelerator Program:

The 12-week all-virtual Global STEM Accelerators exchange program will run in two cohorts in 2024:

  • Cohort 1: May 4 – August 4, 2024
  • Cohort 2: August 24 – November 24, 2024


  • February 1: Application opens
  • March 17: Application deadline
  • April 5: Admissions decisions for Cohort 1 announced via email
  • April 6 – May 12: Cohort 1 virtual exchange
  • May 10: Admissions decisions for Cohort 2 announced via email
  • June 22 – July 28: Cohort 2 virtual exchange
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Scholarship winners for the 2024 Global STEM Accelerators will be announced April 5, 2024 (for Cohort 1 scholars) and May 10, 2024 (for cohort 2 scholars).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AFS Global STEM Accelerators Program

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