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FLEX Talks from Alumni in Armenia

Seven alumni of the 2017 FLEX Ability Workshop gave TEDx-style "FLEX Talks" at the U.S. Embassy in Armenia on November 22. . Members of...

FLEX Alumni Share their Culture through the American Councils Insider Tour

The American Councils’ Insider Tours provide travelers with an in-depth look at areas of the world that are less-often picked by the average tourist,...

FLEX Alumni Create Leadership and English Clubs in Armenia

Ten recently-returned FLEX Alumni created a theme-driven clubs in one of four regions in Armenia. Each of the clubs emphasizes developing both leadership skills...

FLEX Alumni Armenia Mentoring Program: Successes of Azniv Tadevosyan ’13 (Gyumri)

Azniv Tadevosyan '13 Gyumri, Armenia/Visalia, CA Mentee of the FLEX Alumni Armenia Mentoring Program FLEX Alumni Armenia Mentoring program started in the summer of 2015. It is...

“Our Child. Smaller World. Someone You Love, More Than You Ever Expected”

Stranger in the house. Awkward. Uncomfortable. That is how someone who has never hosted an exchange student might describe the experience.It was true for my...

WORKSHOP PROJECTS

Call for Mentors: South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop Program Description FLEX-Alumni Bringing Ideas, Leadership, and Initiative To Youth. American Councils for International Education is searching for interested senior FLEX Alumni from program...

Call for Applications: 2017 South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop Program Description FLEX-Alumni Bringing Ideas, Leadership, and Initiative To Youth. American Councils for International Education announces the South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop to be held...

Skills to Community

Arman Misakyan '15 and Petros Mkheyan '15 Project Title: Skills for Community Project Location: Gyumri, Armenia $200 in South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Grants On November 28 and December 18,...

Safety on Social Media

Arakelyan Shushanna ‘15Project Title: Safety on Social MediaProject Location: Arbat, Ararat province, Armenia $117 in 2015 South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Grant Funding  On November 21-23, Shushanna Arakelyan...

How to Start Your Career

Arusyak Poghosyan '14 Project Title: How to Start Your Career Project Location: Hrazdan, Armenia $ 250 in South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Grant funding  Arusyak Poghosyan '14 conducted career skills...

FLEX GRANTS

GROW Environmental Camp in Armenia: a FLEX Alumni Grant Project

Peace Corps volunteers (PCVs) and FLEX alumni have been collaborating ever since the FLEX program began 25 years ago. For years, Peace Corps volunteers...

5 Projects Ideas for FLEX Alumni, by FLEX Alumni Grants 2016 Winners 🙂

Every year, FLEX Alumni around the world hold amazing projects with the support of the FLEX Alumni Grants program. If you missed the full...

Inclusive Summer Camp in Armenia

Karen Gishyan ‘14 Project Title: Inclusive Summer Camp Project Location: Stepanavan, Armenia $2645 in 2015 FLEX Alumni Grant Program Funding On August 21-23, Karen Gishyan ‘14 together with...

20 Years of FLEX in Syunik Region of Armenia

Lilia Mamikonyan ‘14 (Sisian, Armenia/Watertown, NY) Project title: FLEX - 20 years in Syunik Project Location: Sisian, Syunik region, Armenia $1300 in 2015 FLEX Alumni Grant Program...

English for Youth with Disabilities Grant Project

Aram Serobyan ’12 (Yerevan, Armenia/Saint Ignatius, MT) Project Title:  English for Youth with Disabilities Project Location:  Stepanavan, Armenia $500 in 2014 FLEX Alumni Grant Program Funding Aram Serobyan...

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017: What’s Your Story?

Forty-five FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine attended the 2017 South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop in Kvareli, Georgia at the Ministry of Justice...

Call for Applications: 2017 South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop Program Description FLEX-Alumni Bringing Ideas, Leadership, and Initiative To Youth. American Councils for International Education announces the South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop to be held...

FLEX Alumni are International Education Week 2016

Annually, the FLEX Alumni community celebrates International Education Week through a variety of alumni activities.  International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the...

FLEX Alumni Volunteer to Promote Education in the USA

Education USA Advising Centers* in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine held U.S. Higher Education Fairs this fall and FLEX alumni in these countries...

Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Workshop: Entrepreneurship, Technology, and STE(A)M

Sixty-two FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine attended the 2016 Eastern-Europe FLEX-Ability Workshop in Kvareli, Georgia at the Ministry of Justice...

GYSD GRANTS

FLEX and YES Alumni Serve Their Communities on Global Youth Service Day

FLEX and YES alumni took on the Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) challenge this spring - organizing events in their communities and working with...

GYSD Project: ‘Back to the Roots’ in Gyumri, Armenia

Project organizer: Arman Misakyan '15Event location: Gyumri, Armenia$ 156 FLEX GYSD Alumni Grant Funding$ 194 cost share from: The Armenian Youth Foundation in Gyumri,...

GYSD Project: Crafty Hands in Vanadzor, Armenia

Project Organizer: Lusine Snkhchyan '13Event Location: Vanadzor, Armenia$240 FLEX Alumni GYSD Matching Grant Funding$470 cost share from the Vanadzor Children's Home, art teacher Karina Avagyan,...

GYSD Project: Step Up – Clean Up in Tatev, Armenia

Project organizer: Lusine Poghosyan '15Event location: Tatev, Armenia$212 FLEX Alumni GYSD Matching Grant Funding$225 cost share from the Tatev Youth Center and Peace Corps volunteers...

GYSD Project: The Best for the Students in Vanadzor, Armenia

Project organizer: Arsen Mazmanyan '15Event location: Vanadzor, Armenia$195 FLEX Alumni GYSD Matching Grant Funding$210 cost share from FLEX alumni volunteers, School #2, and local...

NOTABLE ALUMNI

Ani Arakelyan: Inspiring Youth and Making a Difference in the Vanadzor Community

Ani Arakelyan ’15 (Vanadzor, Armenia/ Roseville , MN) Inspiring Youth and Making a Difference in the Vanadzor Community After successfully completing the FLEX program, Ani Arakelyan...

Programmer Shahen Mailyan

An interview alumnus Shahen Mailyan who is developing a new global restaurant app.  His message to FLEX alumni: Our world is fast-paced and the...

Hasmik Tonapetyan ’09 Brings Her Experience Back to Gyumri

‘Each experience in my life somehow leads to the other while my main interests remain the same – it’s youth work, civic activism and...

Magda Markosyan ’02 Creative Agency CEO and Dreamer

‘Make sure that you bring the inspiration of your FLEX year back to your home country. Never stop dreaming because it’s your aspirations and...

Hasmik Asatrian ‘96: One of Armenia’s Top Businesswomen

‘The basis of my success comes from the change in my mindset which occurred during my FLEX year. Being able to use it for...