COUNTRIES: Iraq, Kuwait, United States, West Bank and Gaza
DURATION: 04/01/2019 - 06/30/2021
FUNDER: The Stevens Initiative
PARTNER: BiteTech, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Palestine Polytechnic University, Partners for Sustainable Development, Save Youth Future Society, Speak Now English Center, Volunteer With Us, Kuwait College of Science & Technology and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of the Sciences to Partner

Apply to join the NextGen Coders Network

Applications are now open for the Summer 2021 semester, which will run from July 12 to September 5

The NextGen Coders Network is a 8-week virtual exchange between participants from Iraq, Kuwait, the Palestinian Territories, and the U.S. Our program is a project-based learning experience which includes self-guided coursework on topics like intercultural communication, program management, and coding. Participants will work both synchronously and asynchronously with teammates from across the world to produce a final website or mobile application on a topic of their choice.

Interested applicants, please note that this program will require three to six hours of effort per week, including at least one hour of synchronous meetings per week. Please consider carefully whether you can commit to that level of effort for the full eight-week program before applying. Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded a certificate of completion and join the alumni networks of NGCN, World Learning, the Stevens Initiative, and the U.S. Department of State.

The Summer 2021 semester will run from July 12 to September 5. The application is now open and will close in late June. If you are from the United States, or are an international student attending a US school, please apply through the application link on this page.

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NextGen Coders Network is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. It is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.