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ALUMNI ARTICLES

2019 Alumni Workshop for Youth Leaders in English Teaching in Irpin, Ukraine

From May 29 to June 2, 58 alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine gathered in Irpin, Ukraine for the first ever AlumniWorkshop...

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...

How FLEX Alumni Impact Small Communities

For recently-returned FLEX alumni there is always a lingering question in the back of their minds: What’s next? Most go to universities in their...

The Poltava Talks

On June 16, FLEX City Representative Nina Kurochka ’17 (Quincy, CA/Poltava, Ukraine) held the first ever TED-like event in Poltava city: the Poltava Talks....

FLEX Alumni in Zaporizhzhya Improve their Environment for GYSD

Anastasiya Shapovalova ’17 (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine/ Mount Crawford, VA), the current FLEX Alumni City Representative of Zaporizhzhya, organized three impressive city cleanup activities for Global...

WORKSHOP PROJECTS

FLEX Alumni in West Ukraine Offer Democracy Seminar

FLEX Alumni Anna-Mariya Skakodub ’14 (Lviv, Ukraine/ Leola, SD) and Yaryna Faryna ‘13 (Lviv, Ukraine/ St. Cloud, FL) together with the NGO Solidarna...

Say “No” to Corruption

Sergiy Stupak ’15 Project Location: Zaporizhzhya, Mykolayiv, Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, Odesa, Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, Poltava, Chernihiv, Rivne, Zhytomyr, and Khmelnytsky, Ukraine $420 in Eastern...

Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility in Business

Igor Kyryliuk ’11 Project Location: Odesa, Ukraine $250 in Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Grant Funding From March 19-20 Igor Kyryliuk ’11 organized a training aimed at increasing awareness...

The Uniting Space (US) Hub

Anna Heremes ’15 Project Location: Shostka, Ukraine $350 in Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Grant Funding On December 26 Anna Heremes ’15 realized her vision for creating an English...

Anti-Corruption Repair Map as a Tool of Curbing Corruption in Public Finances

Halyna Yanchenko ’04 Project Location: Kyiv, Ukraine $2,200 in Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability Grant Funding From February 3 – March 30, Halyna Yanchenko ’04 implemented a project aimed...

FLEX GRANTS

FLEX English Teacher Training in Kharkiv, Ukraine

FLEX Alumni Coordinator Vadym Hladun ’16 (Kharkiv, Ukraine/ Kalama, WA) held a first-of-its-kind event in Kharkiv city: the English Teacher Training on March 2....

Anti-Corruption Digital Storytelling Workshop in Ukraine

When we listen deeply and tell stories, we build a just and healthy world. Amy L. Hill Sophia Yakovlieva '14 (Olexandriya, Ukraine/Centennial, CO), the Alumni Coordinator...

5 Projects Ideas for FLEX Alumni, by FLEX Alumni Grants 2016 Winners 🙂

Every year, FLEX Alumni around the world hold amazing projects with the support of the FLEX Alumni Grants program. If you missed the full...

Motivation for Change Camp: Smila, Ukraine

A low-cost three-day camp for 17 middle and high school aged students aimed at teaching participant team-building and critical thinking skills to address issues...

English Summer Camp Unity for Ukrainian Youth

Daryna Lapay ‘07 (Odessa, Ukraine/ Gilbert, AZ) Project title: English Summer Camp Unity for Ukrainian Youth Project Location: Zatoka, Ukraine $2000 in 2015 FLEX Alumni Grant Program Funding Daryna...

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Olena Nikitiuk ’18 Implements WYLET Grant Project in Ukraine

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Olena Nikitiuk '18 (Rivne, Ukraine/Silver Spring, MD),...

Eastern Europe FLEX Ability Workshop 2017 #EEFAW17

American Councils for International Education, through the FLEX program, organized a workshop for 76 alumni of the program on November 9-12 in Irpin, Ukraine. ...

FLEX Kicks off the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian Diplomatic Relations

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian diplomatic relations, American Councils organized a reception on November 4 to celebrate the milestone and recollect...

South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017: What’s Your Story?

Forty-five FLEX alumni from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine attended the 2017 South Caucasus FLEX-Ability Workshop in Kvareli, Georgia at the Ministry of Justice...

FLEX Talks in Ukraine

On February 18 more than 130 people attended the FLEX Talks conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the first conference of its kind in...

GYSD GRANTS

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 Zaporizhzhya Improve their Environment for GYSD

Anastasiya Shapovalova ’17 (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine/ Mount Crawford, VA), the current FLEX Alumni City Representative of Zaporizhzhya, organized three impressive city cleanup activities for Global...

FLEX Alumni in South Ukraine Celebrate GYSD

On April 20-22, FLEX alumni in Odesa celebrated Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) by implementing two amazing projects. Yuliia Shevchenko ’16 (Odesa, Ukraine/ Oceanside, CA)...

FLEX Alumni and GYSD 2017:  Education and Career Advice Projects

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and...

NOTABLE ALUMNI

An Interview with Poet, Scholar and Translator Iryna Shuvalova ’02 from Ukraine

Can folk and modern poetry help to overcome post-conflict trauma? Iryna Shuvalova '02 Kyiv, Ukraine / Athens, TN Education (university, degrees, major, area of specialization): Cambridge University,...

Mikhail Pimenov ‘95, The Catalyst for Ukrainian Participation in the Invictus Games

“When I told my parents that I might end up becoming a finalist of the FLEX program and spend a year in the US,...

FLEX Kicks off the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian Diplomatic Relations

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian diplomatic relations, American Councils organized a reception on November 4 to celebrate the milestone and recollect...

Interview with Roman Tychkivskyy, Co-Founder of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy

'There is so much potential in Ukraine if you look for it' Roman Tychkivskyy '05 Rohatyn, Ukraine/Wichita, KS Education: Degree in Economics from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and...

Tetiana Pochynok ’02 Providing Allergy Relief to Lviv, Ukraine Residents

...The journey to success is worth all the troubles and fears. Just remember – you can be weak but you are never alone. There...