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Learn and grow by doing: Explore a BP Global STEM Academy this summer! AFS and BP have partnered to create the BP Global STEM Academies to help you develop the knowledge, critical STEM skills, and intercultural understanding, to propel your future success. The BP Global STEM Academies are full scholarship programs in Brazil, Egypt, and the USA, focusing on science, technology, engineering, math and their exciting applications integrated with developing key global competencies like language skills, adaptability, problem-solving, collaboration, and the ability to build bridges across cultures.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Be between 15 and 17.5 years of age
  • Possess an academic and career interest in science, technology, engineering, math or related fields and applications
  • The ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English
  • Be able and willing to travel unaccompanied abroad

Talented young people from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly young women and students with financial need, are encouraged to apply!

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Field Trips
  • Cultural Tours
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support

Eligibility

For the 2018 BP Global STEM Academies, AFS is identifying and selecting scholarship recipients from Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa, the USA, and children of BP employees globally. If you are from one of the above countries and meet the below eligibility criteria, please contact AFS in your country to apply – Find AFS in Your Country.

  • Be between 15 and 17.5 years of age
  • Possess an academic and career interest in science, technology, engineering, math or related fields and applications
  • The ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English
  • Be able and willing to travel unaccompanied abroad

Talented young people from all backgrounds who reflect the diversity of populations around the world, particularly young women and students with financial need, are encouraged to apply!

Why STEM?

If you are dreaming about becoming a game developer, coder, engineer, or future innovator, a STEM-focused program is a great opportunity! Get the critical skills you need, while engaging with people from around the world and exploring a new and exciting culture.
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Science

experiments creating extraordinary discoveries

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Technology

cutting-edge designs we can’t live without

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Engineering

brightest ideas that set the world in motion

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Mathematics

in Einstein’s words, the poetry of logical ideas

Highlights

Join young people from Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa, the USA, and elsewhere in an active and hands on exploration of STEM subjects and new countries. Learn about the diversity of energy in Brazil, be surprised by the technological sophistication of Egypt, and see how STEM shapes cities in the USA. Get ready for mornings full of fun learning, and afternoons full of getting out and about.
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Brazil: June 16-July 14

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Egypt: June 21-July 19

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USA: July 1-28

Becoming a global citizen to make an impact in the world

“I wish to find my true self through this program and as a young, proud, BP scholar from a rural area, I would like to go back home with something concrete and change their lives as BP and AFS have changed my life.” — Snegugu, BP/AFS scholar from South Africa to USA

A sample day in the STEM Academy

  • 08.30 h – Good Morning!
  • 09:00h – Breakfast
  • 09:30h – Sustainable Energy Lab
  • 14:15h – Lunch
  • 16:00h – Cultural Activities: City Tour
  • 18:00h – Intercultural Orientation
  • 21:00h – Dinner
  • 22:00h – Evening Activities, Night Games, Free Time
  • 23:00h – Good Night!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions about this program? Check out this space for answers!

BP and AFS have partnered to develop the BP Global STEM Academies and BP has
provided funding for 100 full scholarships. Why? Global competencies and STEM
education is critical for student success in today’s global economy. The goal is to
provide this study abroad opportunity to students from diverse backgrounds and in
need of financial support.

By experiencing STEM subjects in a different culture, AFS and BP are preparing the workforce of the future

“Thanks to BP and AFS, I discovered that life has no boundaries. Next year, I will apply to study at a college in the US, which is something that someone who was born in the same conditions as me would never be able to dream nor achieve, if this life changing AFS experience hadn’t occurred.” – Gustavo, BP/AFS scholar from Brazil to USA