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 programmes in Brazil, Egypt, and the USA, focusing on science, technology, engineering, maths 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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Please Note: The deadline for applications is MONDAY 2nd APRIL 2018. No applications received after that will be considered.

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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, maths or related fields and applications
  • The ability to participate fully in a classroom and programme conducted entirely in English
  • Be able and willing to travel unaccompanied abroad
  • Be available for all three of the programmes (during the application process you can rank your preferred programmes and give reasons. Final allocation to a specific programme will depend upon availability). Programme dates are:
    • Brazil: June 16 – July 14
    • Egypt: June 21 – July 19
    • USA: July 1 – July 28

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!


If you are dreaming about becoming a game developer, coder, engineer, or future innovator, a STEM-focused programme 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.


experiments creating extraordinary discoveries


cutting-edge designs we can’t live without


brightest ideas that set the world in motion


in Einstein’s words, the poetry of logical ideas

Go to a STEM Academy in one of these countries:

Becoming a global citizen to make an impact in the world

“I wish to find my true self through this programme 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


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.

Brazil: June 16 – July 14
Egypt: June 21 – July 19
USA: July 1 – July 28

A sample day in the STEM Academy

  • 08.30h – 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 programme? 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