Making the Most of a COVID-19 Re-entry Experience

Samuel Boor ’20 (Vrbove, Slovakia / La Crosse, WI)  The 2020 alumni all experienced a different return from the U.S. than other generations. What united...

Finding the Right Placement Organization

By Kristina Stierankova ’20 (Hrachovo, Slovakia / Kuna, ID)  An essential part of the FLEX program is finding a placement organization responsible for placing participants,...

After FLEX: Joining the Alumni Family

By Kristina Stierankova ’20 (Hrachovo, Slovakia / Kuna, ID)  Being a FLEX alumna is such a great gift, and has continued to be a never-ending...

I Want to Fly: Fundraiser Aids Young Boy’s Dream

By Kristina Stierankova ‘20 (Hrachovo, Slovakia/ Kuna, ID)  In December, as FLEX Slovakia Alumni Coordinator, I organized a personal appeal activity to help a family...

Afterschool Clubs During My FLEX Year

During my exchange year, I wanted to make friends and be involved so I joined a few afterschool clubs. Right at the start of...

Slovak Blog Series: My Christmas in the States

When I celebrated Christmas in the U.S. I started to feel the Christmas spirit on December 7th, when I was invited to an “Ugly...

Slovakia Blog Series: My Host Family in the U.S.

What will my host family be like? Will they like me? Will I fit into their family? Will I feel like home with them?...

Slovak Blog Series: My Halloween in America

I spent my FLEX year in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I've always wanted to experience American holidays because they're so different from ours in...

Slovak Blog Series: My Thanksgiving in America

For many people outside of the U.S. they have an idea of what Thanksgiving is like, but most of us don't actually have the...