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...

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...

FLEX English Teacher Training in Kharkiv, Ukraine

FLEX Alumni Coordinator Vadym Hladun ’16 (Kharkiv, Ukraine/ Kalama, WA) held a first-of-its-kind event in Kharkiv city: the English Teacher Training on March 2....

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...

Olena Nikitiuk ’18 Implements WYLET Grant Project in Ukraine

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Olena Nikitiuk '18 (Rivne, Ukraine/Silver Spring, MD),...

Anti-Corruption Digital Storytelling Workshop in Ukraine

When we listen deeply and tell stories, we build a just and healthy world. Amy L. Hill Sophia Yakovlieva '14 (Olexandriya, Ukraine/Centennial, CO), the Alumni Coordinator...

An Interview with Poet, Scholar and Translator Iryna Shuvalova ’02 from Ukraine

Can folk and modern poetry help to overcome post-conflict trauma? Iryna Shuvalova '02 Kyiv, Ukraine / Athens, TN Education (university, degrees, major, area of specialization): Cambridge University,...

25 GYSD Projects by FLEX Alumni 2004-2018

As FLEX celebrates the 25th anniversary of the program, we also celebrate the 15th anniversary of FLEX alumni organizing amazing Global Youth Service Day...

Announcing GYSD Matching Grants Program 2019

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) Matching Grants program for FLEX and YES alumni....

The Poltava Talks

On June 16, FLEX City Representative Nina Kurochka ’17 (Quincy, CA/Poltava, Ukraine) held the first ever TED-like event in Poltava city: the Poltava Talks....