Painting Pinwheels for the Rugutė Foundation in Lithuania

FLEX alumni in Lithuania collaborated with the Rugutė Foundation in February, for a meaningful and creative volunteering activity – painting pinwheels! The Rugutė Foundation has...

Empowering Young Girls and Bringing the Community Together Through Soccer

Shabnam Valiyeva ’15 (Barda, Azerbaijan/Swansea, IL) was hosted by a ‘soccer family’ during her exchange year. She and her host family would practice in...

Vira Hrabchuk ’19 and her Charitable Theater: “Poklykannia”

Vira Hrabchuk ‘19 (Ternopil, Ukraine/Colorado Springs, CO) started a theater company in Ukraine called "Poklykannia" to raise funds for disabled children in her community....

“Making Hard Decisions in A Complicated World” Lecture for FLEX Alumni in Latvia

On February 15, American Councils staff, FLEX alumni, and Education USA in Latvia had the honor of hosting Dr. Sam Potolicchio, director of Global...

#BridgingStories Between Turkey and Armenia

For decades hatred has seemed to be the only visible common value between Armenia and Turkey. This is largely due to the territorial, cultural,...

Celebrating Maslenitsa and Martisor in Moldova

FLEX alumni and NSLI-Y students held a spring holiday celebration in February to share their unique cultural traditions, backgrounds, and experiences with one another...

FLEX Community Spirit at the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT)

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” - unknown Once you become a FLEX...

FLEX Alumni in Latvia Promote Opportunities for Study Abroad

FLEX alumni, having studied abroad in high school, often serve as a great resource for members of their community to learn about opportunities to...

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,...

FLEX Alumni Attend the Greenheart Global Leaders Conference in Washington, DC

Greenheart International, a placement organization that partners with the FLEX program, hosted its annual conference entitled the Greenheart Global Leaders Conference (GGLC) in Washington,...