Colors of India

Monsoon, yoga, Ghandi,  curry  and spicy foods, 200% humidity level, monkeys walking in the city center, elephants, holy cows in the middle of highway roads, festivals, spontaneous temples, Taj Mahal, basmati rice, unbelievable traffic,

A Young Scholar’s Notebook

Kemel Toktomushev '04 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan/Pensacola, FL Here we go. I am sitting in a small airport in Florida waiting for the boarding call to catch a...

Exploring East Asia

Cholpon Muradilova '11 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan/Brimley, MI Hello everyone! My name is Cholpon M. and I am a sophomore at American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan. In 2010-2011...

FLEX Fashion Designer’s Thank You

Akmaral Arzybaeva '07 Tashkumyr, Kyrgyzstan/Needham, MA I was a six-year old girl who would bring candies from home and sell them to classmates at school until my...

FLEX: Bridge to the Global Community

Izat Osmonov '09 Kant, Kyrgyzstan/Hobe Sound, FL During my year abroad as a FLEX exchange student in South Florida in 2008-2009, I blogged on the experiences of...

Kyrgyzstan Alumni Association of Exchange Programs for Country Development

Aizat Jakybalieva '07 Naryan, Kyrgyzstan/Seguin, TX shoolakg gmail com I’m very much delighted to tell the story of alumni in Kyrgyzstan. But first, I would...

The Making of the Documentary Film Cancer Free

Maria Rechkunova-Goodson '99 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan/Fairview, NC richmasha yahoo com Two FLEX alumnae, Veta Shapkina’99 (Bukhara, Uzbekistan) and Maria Rechkunova’99 (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) are making a documentary film about Effective...