AFS Partners with BP to Launch BP Global STEM Academies

AFS Intercultural Programs and BP are launching the BP Global STEM Academies, STEM-based study abroad scholarship programs. Over the next three years, 300 secondary school students from around the world with demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering or math will receive scholarships to participate in a four-week BP Global STEM Academy hosted by three national AFS Organizations—AFS Brazil, AFS Egypt and AFS USA. Scholarship programs like the BP Global STEM Academies will help ensure that the STEM community is inclusive and that international education opportunities are open to those who may not be able to afford to go abroad. The BP Global STEM Academies leverage BP’s deep expertise in STEM and AFS’s established track record in international education to develop the next generation of globally competent leaders. Academy scholars will enrich their STEM skills, interact with practitioners and develop key global competencies through problem solving, language learning, collaborative projects, intercultural learning and cultural immersion activities.