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...

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...

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...

In Memory of Senator Richard Lugar and Memories from Meetings with FLEX Alumni

Senator Richard Lugar, a foremost voice on U.S. foreign policy during his 36 years of service in the U.S. Senate and co-creator of the...

Greater Awareness = Better Choices: 6 Awareness and Educational Programs Conducted by FLEX Alumni

It is true that the more educated and aware you are, the better choices you make. With a motivation to increase public awareness on...

FLEX Alumni Meet New U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro

FLEX Alumni in Montenegro started off the month of March in the best way possible: meeting with the new U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy...

How FLEX Alumni Impact Small Communities

For recently-returned FLEX alumni there is always a lingering question in the back of their minds: What’s next? Most go to universities in their...

FLEX Alumna Presents on Volunteering in Uzbekistan

Kamilla Sultanova ’00, the co-founder of the non-profit Global Dignity Girls & Boys and an expert on workforce diversity and employee and youth engagement, recently facilitated...