From Lowville to Washington: My Travel Experiences

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Simon Puchy ’20 (Košice, Slovakia / Lowville , NY)  My name is Simon, and I spent my exchange year in northern New York, in the...

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

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

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

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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...

Slovak Blog Series: My Halloween in America

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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...

After FLEX: Joining the Alumni Family

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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...

Acts of Service Abroad

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By Kristina Stierankova ’20 (Hrachovo, Slovakia / Kuna, ID)  It all began when my host organization in the U.S., The Council on International Educational Exchange...

Finding the Right Placement Organization

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

Slovakia and Turkmenistan: International Cooperation for Better Understanding

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By Kristina Ruth Stierankova ’20 (Hrachovo, Slovakia / Kuna, ID)  I am the alumni coordinator for Slovakia, and I support FLEX alumni in my country...

Slovak Blog Series: My Christmas in the States

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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...