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Announcing: FLEX Abroad!
Have you heard?! FLEX is now open for American high school students. The deadline to apply is December 8, 2021. Alumni, please share the FLEX Abroad opportunity with your American schools, siblings, and classmates and encourage them to apply! Click the link below for the YouTube playlist of informational videos to learn more about the program and how to apply.
2021-2022 CRs & URs Selected!
Over 200 of you and your fellow FLEX alumni are now FLEX City and University Representatives! This global teal of alumni will implement FLEX Alumni projects in their communities and expand the awesome work of the program throughout the FLEX world. Click the link below to reach out to your local Alumni Coordinator and connect with a CR or UR near you!
We are excited to invite you to the next Career Development 101 training on “Cyber Security – Understanding Your Digital Footprint.” Viktoriia Miliar '13, an Information Security Lead at Grammarly, will share best practices to protect your assets and yourselves on the internet. The webinar will take place on October 28 at 10:00 AM EST (DC). To join the session, please register via the link below or attend through a live-stream on the FLEX Alumni Facebook Page.
Thank you for celebrating FLEX Appreciation Day 2021! Alumni sent this year's postcard to people around the globe and celebrated on social media by using #FLEXDay2021 and #ThankYouFLEX. Check out the highlights from FLEX Appreciation Day in the link.
Alumni in Serbia celebrated World Clean Up Day by organizing seven cleanups across the country. Over 100 volunteers joined them!
Rugile Kriksciunaite's ’17 host family and family were brought together during a trip to visit her in Lithuania.
This month we spotlight Olga Jagiellowicz ’20Olga teamed up with YES alumna Tatjana Syafira ’21 from Indonesia to found Impactional, an international youth-led non-profit organization. The two were inspired to create the organization after their exchange experiences. Impactional, has offered virtual international education programs to thousands of young individuals across 20 countries.
Halloween is around the corner! In 2015 a group of FLEX Alumni gathered in Window on America Center in Odesa, Ukraine, to celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins. Afterwards they voted on the best one, and this one won!
The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program is a United States Department of State-sponsored program for secondary school students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. The program provides merit-based scholarships for students to travel to the United States, live with a host family, and attend a U.S. high school for a full academic year. Learn more at
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