U.S. Embassy Statement on the FLEX Program

Each fall, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, in cooperation with American Councils, has welcomed Turkmen students to apply for the Future Leaders Exchange Program, or FLEX.  In 2016, over 1,000 students applied for 25 spots to study at U.S. high schools during the 2017-18 academic year. Last year, American Councils conducted testing in Ashgabat, Balkanabat, Dashoguz, Mary, Tejen, Turkmenbashy, and Turkmenabat between September and November 2016 in a process open to all Turkmen students who met the age and other criteria. The Embassy is thrilled to support the program, which promotes mutual understanding between the two countries and offers a unique cultural experience  to Turkmenistan’s students.

We expect testing dates for the 2017 FLEX program to be announced soon. The Embassy and American Councils are currently awaiting approval from the Government of Turkmenistan to proceed with testing.  Once approval is received, dates and locations will be announced on the Embassy website and via social media. Please note that American Councils administers FLEX testing, and any further questions regarding the process of applying for FLEX should be referred to them.

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International Education Week (IEW)


Please join EducationUSA Advising Center and American Councils for International Education to celebrate the worldwide event – the annual International Education Week (see schedule). As IEW boasted with its 17th anniversary this year we will organize a lot of special educational presentations, discussion panels, games and events all targeting one goal – to introduce the higher education in the United States of America!

Download the schedule
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Welcome back to Turkmenistan the 2016-17 Academic Year FLEX participants!

Welcome back to Turkmenistan the 2016-17 Academic Year FLEX participants who spent one year attending an American high school and living in an American family!

We look forward to learning about all your adventures, experiences, and the diversity of American culture!

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