Mikheil Benidze ’06: ‘I want to see real democracy in Georgia’

Mikheil Benidze '06 Tbilisi, Georgia / Adrian, MI Education: BA in Business Administration from the Tbilisi State University, MBA in Business Administration from Porto Business School,...

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...

Ayaulym Tursynkhnova ’17: Change Starts Locally

Ayaulym Tursynkhanova’17 (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan /Beresford, SD) is both a FLEX and ACCESS Program alumna. She is a former City Representative (CR) of Ust-Kamenogorsk, and,...

Big Business Executive Zarina Chekirbaeva ’98

Zarina Chekirbaeva ’98 (Naryn, Kyrgyzstan / Glen Ellyn, IL) Education: BA in Business Administration from the American University of Central Asia, MA in Public Administration...

Conflict Transformation Activist Lilit Gizhlaryan ’09

Lilit Gizhlaryan ‘09 Verin Karmiraghbyur, Armenia / Rosly, South Dakota Education: MA in Spanish Language and Literature from Yerevan State University. ‘I decided to continue listening’ What is...

Abdulvahhobi Muminjoniyon ‘09: Athlete and Activist

If you ask Abdulvahhobi Muminjoniyon ’09 (Duashanbe, Tajikistan/ Houston, TX), the FLEX program changed his life. However, since his return to Dushanbe in 2009,...

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,...

Call for Applications: Cycle 6 of the Russia Alumni Mentoring Program

The FLEX Alumni program in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia proudly announces the launch of the Russia ALUMNI MENTORING Program. This six-month-long...

Education Network Conference 2018 in Moldova

Nelson Mandela said that, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” With this in mind, six members...

Interview with Notable Alumnus Hikmat Aliyev ’94

Hikmat Aliyev ’94 (Baku, Azerbaijan/La Harpe, IL) is an alumnus of the first cohort of the FLEX program.  After his exchange year, Hikmat returned...