The Global Girl Project taught me that we can have these opportunities, that we should stand up for our rights as women, that we should unite, work together, observe, value ourselves, fight for our space and now I consider myself to be more important. I feel capable of doing anything.
— Thaynara, Global Girl Project scholar from Brazil

Global Girl exchange program

The Global Girl exchange program exposes young women from developing countries to different cultures, experiences and ideas.

Through the program these young women are empowered to think about real and long-lasting change through projects they can implement in their own communities.

Global Girl Project partners with not-for-profit organizations in developing countries such as Brazil, Haiti, India, Rwanda, Pakistan, Nepal and Sierra Leone to identify and support exchange opportunities for the program.

We at Global Girl Project know that real and long lasting change for a community is most successful when it comes from within that community. 
— Julia Lynch, Founder, Global Girl project

The program

The Global Girl program is both educational and experiential. During the two-month exchange, the participants will:

  • travel to Nepal with other exchange program students and be exposed to different cultures, ideas, languages and ways of living

  • participate in educational workshops that help them to think 'outside the box' and start to see possibilities for the future that they may never have considered before

  • develop a plan for education and development projects that they will take home and implement in their own community.

Finally, once they complete their community project implementation, they will receive a one-time stipend to help support their ongoing higher education.

It was a very important event in my life, it’s a rare opportunity for a woman to stop to think about herself.
— Thaynara, Global Girl Project scholar from Brazil

Get involved

  • Global Girl Partners play a vital role in helping to select and support the girls to participate in the program, prior to, during and after the exchange. Find out more about how to get involved as a partner organization on the Partner with us page.

  • If you have special skills that might be useful to Global Girl project we'd love to hear from you! Find out more on the Volunteer opportunities page.

  • Find out more about how to participate in the Global Girl exchange program on the Become an exchange student page.