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...

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...

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...