FLEX Talking Clubs in Kyrgyzstan

Starting back in 2017, FLEX alumni in Kyrgyzstan organized weekly FLEX Talking Clubs for residents of various cities in Kyrgyzstan to practice their English,...

Central Asia FLEX Ability Workshop 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

On July 25-28, 61 FLEX Alumni from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan attended the Central Asia FLEX Ability Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to...

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...

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...

FLEX Talks Kyrgyzstan

On November 1, the FLEX Alumni Program in Kyrgyzstan hosted a 25th Anniversary Celebration for the FLEX Program. The celebration included speeches in a TED-style format...

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....

FLEX Alumni in Kyrgyzstan Implement TechMothers Project

During the summer of 2017, FLEX alumni Zhibek Kamalbek kyzy ‘14 (Jalal-Abad Kyrgyzstan/Saint Olaf, IA), Sezim Zhenishbekova ‘15 (Naryn, Kyrgyzstan/Saranac, MI) and Atai...

FLEX Talking Club in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Starting on September 5, FLEX alumni launched the weekly Talking Club in partnership with the American Corner in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Talking Club is a...

Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017: Smart Storytelling

All of us have stories to tell – and FLEX alumni have so many!  From their exchange experiences to stories of the impact that...

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