Self-Defense Workshop in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan

An exceptional City Representative from Northern Kazakhstan, Alena Stakhanova ’18 (Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan/Milton, DE), organized a self-defense workshop for thirty young women.  Alena collaborated...

Second Annual Inclusive Debate Tournament in Kazakhstan

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Alumni Coordinator of South Kazakhstan Bibinur Zhamaliddenova ’15 (Aktau, Kazakhstan/ Madison, OH) and alumna...

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....

First Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan

On June 17, exceptional City Representative Yana Veytsman ’17 (Karaganda, Kazakhstan/Colorado Springs, CO) organized the very first Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Kazakhstan. This event...

Global Youth Service Day in North Kazakhstan

Five members of the FLEX Alumni Community in North Kazakhstan received Global Youth Service Day Matching Grants and organized amazing projects.  Let’s learn about...

Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Do you know about 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Marzhan Balabek ’17 (Taraz, Kazakhstan/ Northport, AL), the FLEX Alumni City Representative of Almaty, recognized...

FLEX Alumni in South Kazakhstan Celebrate Gender Equality through Sports

This March, the FLEX Alumni community of South Kazakhstan organized a Powderpuff football game in Almaty in honor of International Women’s Day. ‘Powderpuff’ is...

Pull Yourself Up by your Bootstraps Bootcamp by Karina Ibragimova ’14

During her FLEX exchange year, Karina Ibragimova ‘14 (Aktobe, Kazakhstan/ Cogan Station, PA) was surprised by the variety of classes offered at her American...

Kazakhstan Alumna Aizhan Alzhanova ’04 Initiates a Club for Socially Vulnerable Women

A valuable change starts with a single person who dares to take a step forward, and FLEX alumna Aizhan Alzhanova '04 (Shymkent, Kazakhstan/Gibson, GA)...

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