Senior FLEX Alumni Attend “The 5 Choices for Extraordinary Productivity” Training

In November 112 senior FLEX alumni from 12 countries joined online training “The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity” led by Kari Saddler from Franklin...

Alumni Celebrate Halloween, from Kazakhstan to Hungary

In October, alumni across all FLEX countries reported 39 Halloween activities, with many alumni sharing that Halloween was one of their favorite holidays to celebrate in...

Handwritten Messages from Romania Express Solidarity with Survivors of Domestic Violence

By Denisa Raducan ‘18 (Biliesti, Romania / Greenwood, IN)  The past two years have been far from easy. The pandemic has affected not only our routines,...

International Education Week Drawing Competition Promotes Inclusivity and Diversity

By Maria Kostomanolaki ’20 (Heraklion, Greece/ Hanford, CA)  In November, in honor of International Education Week, I, Maria Kostomanolaki '20, and American Councils intern Marina...

“Girls for Girls” Project Aims to Educate on Female Rights

By Salkynai Emilbekova ‘19 (Naryn, Kyrgyzstan/ Onalaska, WI)  Violations of women’s and girls’ rights in Kyrgyzstan are one of the most pressing issues that society...

FLEX Alumni in Serbia Celebrate World Clean-Up Day

Have you ever thought your neighborhood playground would be nicer if it was cleaner? Or that the schoolyard would be much more enjoyable if...

FLEX Unites Two Families Across the World

In 2016, Rugile Kriksciunaite ’17 (Vilnius, Lithuania/Fort Collins, CO) was one of the first FLEX finalists from Lithuania. During her exchange year, she was...

FLEX and YES Alumnae Create International Educational NGO

In February, FLEX alumna Olga Jagiellowicz ’20 (Kolobrzeg, Poland/Monument, CO) teamed up with YES alumna Tatjana Syafira ’20 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia/Colorado Springs, CO) to found...

FLEX Alumni Organize a Digital Skills Development Initiative in Georgia

In 2020, three alumni, Mariam Geldiashvili ’17 (Telavi, Georgia/Carson City, MI), Aleksandre Gulbiani ’19 (Tbilisi, Georgia/Henderson, NV), and Giorgi Orkodashvili ’18 (Telavi, Georgia/Fremont, NE), organized an...

Christmas in America for Lida Asilyan ’19

Lida Asilyan ’19 (Ijevan, Armenia/Adel, IA) spent her FLEX year in a small town in Iowa. In this interview, Lida shares her relationship with...

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