4 FLEX Alumni Projects That Were All About Promoting STEM in 2018

Given the progress of technology, foundational skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have become more important than ever. Throughout 2018, FLEX alumni...

The Future is Female Project in Azerbaijan

Gulnar Gurbanova ’14 (Baku, Azerbaijan/Iron, MN) teamed up with her fellow FLEX alumnae to conduct “The Future is Female” training as a follow-on project...

Alumni Mentoring Games in North Kazakhstan

In March, Alumni Coordinator Aknur Berdigulova ‘14 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan/Pearland, TX) coordinated 97 alumni meet-ups with the goal of promoting participating alumni’s professional and personal...

Youth Empowerment in Eurasia: Seven Initiatives by FLEX Alumni

FLEX Alumni became more independent and grew as they lived, and learned during an academic year in the U.S.  Many returned home to share...

2019 Alumni Workshop for Youth Leaders in English Teaching in Irpin, Ukraine

From May 29 to June 2, 58 alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine gathered in Irpin, Ukraine for the first ever AlumniWorkshop...

Alexandr Hriptun ‘08: “Football is family”

Alexandr Hriptun '08 Tiraspol, Moldova / Burleson, Texas Education: BA in English and German Philology from Moldova State University; MA in European Studies from Aarhus University...

Follow Your Heart: From Qarshi to Harvard Medical School

Jamshid Jambulov’s journey from growing up in southern Uzbekistan to being accepted into a paid Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School began with applying...

Vardan Partamyan ‘99: ‘Every life is full of adventures’

Bath, Maine / Yerevan, Armenia Education: BA in International Relations and MA in English and Political Science from Yerevan State University ‘When I look back...

FLEX Alumni Reunion in Georgia

Ten years ago, FLEX finalists from Georgia were headed to the airport where the journey of a lifetime was about to start. Little did...

Love at First Sight: Stories of Alumni Falling In Love With Their Host Communities...

The most exciting part of becoming an exchange student is getting to experience a different culture and meeting new people. Ever since the inception...