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American Councils in Turkmenistan congratulates the U.S. Summer Admissions Workshop (SAW’16) participants for successful completion of the full five-day intensive workshop! Throughout these five-day college-preparatory summer sessions, participants focused on getting invaluable information on application process to the U.S. Higher Educational Institutions and became the most competitive applicants!

From June 29 – July 31, 2016 the total of 53 participants took part in a five day series of intensive academic lectures, U.S. standardized practice tests, and academic activities with the goal of putting students on a viable path to competitively applying to U.S. colleges and universities during the Fall 2016 – 2017. SAW-2016 took place in the EducationUSA Advising Center in Turkmenistan and the three regional American Corners in Mary, Dashoguz, and Turkmenabad, reaching high school students and recent graduates in four out of five regions of the country.

The curriculum of the SAW-2016 sessions focused on giving the participants a fundamental understanding of the U.S. higher education application process, application strategies, requirements, and a task timeline, application and scholarship essay writing tips, academic integrity and statement of purpose, outlines of tuition costs, skills and resources for finding scholarship opportunities, introduced to the Prep4Success program and diagnostic SAT and TOEFL admission tests.

SAW-2016 was open to visitors of the centers who are interested in attending a U.S. college or university. All interested candidates were selected based on their Application Essay, score results from the TOEFL as well as SAT assessment tests and determination to apply to U.S. institutions.

Congratulations again to the SAW-2016 participants! We wish you achieve your goal in getting education in the U.S. through the acquired skills necessary for successfully applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities.


If you are interested in applying to colleges or universities in the United States you are WELCOME to participate on the college preparatory session U.S. SUMMER ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP 2016

The 5-day intensive summer session aims to provide YOU with the most useful skills for preparing successful application to
U.S. Higher Educational Institutions.

Join U.S. SUMMER ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP to learn everything about American Higher Education System and Educational Opportunities in the United States!

Workshop Dates: July 11th – July 15th, 2016
– Download SAW 16 Application form
– Download SAW 16 Flyer

• Strong interest in applying to U.S. College or University
• Strong Knowledge of English skills (English language proficiency will be tested!)
• Participation (5 days and follow-up session!)
• Positive attitude

How to sign up?
1. Put your name on a sign up list by June 24th, 2016
2. Take an English assessment test on June 26th, 2016
3. Become a participant

To register and find out more about U.S. Summer Admissions Workshop’16 please contact:

EducationUSA Advising Center (EAC) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
48 A Gerogly Str. 3rd Floor, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Tel: (+99312)- 36-90-16/21/22 (ext. 112)

FLEX 2016-17 Results!

American Councils for International Education is proud to announce the results of the FLEX Secondary School Exchange Program 2016-2017 program cycle in Turkmenistan.

FINALISTS (click here to open the list)
Student Last Name Student First Name Student Middle Name City/School #
1 Abdurasulova Banu Atabekovna Dashoguz school # 24
2 Aitgeldiyeva Guljemal Ahmedovna Dashoguz school # 25
3 Ashyrova Yazjemal Allanazarovna Anev school # 16
4 Bayramdurdiyeva Shanaz Suleymanovna Turkmenbashy school # 5
5 Gara Dashly Altyn Nurmammedovna Ashgabat school # 43
6 Gayipov Serdar Ashyrmyradovich Mary school # 6
7 Gurdova Jennet Hemrayevna Balkanabat school # 3
8 Jepbarova Guljemal Bashimovna Bayramali school # 7
9 Jorayeva Munira Maksimovna Turkmenabat school # 29
10 Kurbanova Enayy Alymshanovna Turkmenabat school # 30
11 Matyakubova Yulduz Alymbayevna Dashoguz school # 11
12 Mengeliyeva Dilafruz Shukrullayevna Dashoguz school # 11
13 Nurmamedov Eziz Nurmamedovich Mary school # 20
14 Palvanova Merjen Bayramkulyyevna Ashgabat school # 60
15 Saparova Lyale Chariyevna Mary school # 16
16 Selimov Burhannadin Said Ogly Turkmenabat school # 11
17 Starov Nikita Andeevich Ashgabat school # 2
18 Tolegova Enejan Bayramovna Turkmenabat school # 29
19 Ulakina Darya Pavlovna Turkmenbashy school # 14
20 Veliyeva Bibihatija Yegenmuradovna Balkanabat school # 3
ALTERNATES (click here to open the list)
1 Akopyan Margarita Kamoevna Balkanabat school # 15
2 Arzimanova Nikole Rolandovna Turkmenbashy school # 14
3 Bazarov Azim Rustamovich Bayramali school # 2
4 Ilmuradova Selbi Serdarovna Turkmenabat school # 29
5 Lukashova Taisiya Andreevna Ashgabat school # 27
6 Muradov Kervenmurat Orazmuradovich Ashgabat school # 20
7 Rozmetova Alsu Ahmedjahovna Dashoguz school # 10

FLEX continues to be a very popular program in Turkmenistan.  914 students participated in the testing from across all five welaeyats, at seven different city testing centers.

FLEX also continues to be a very competitive program.  The 2016-17 FLEX cycle in Turkmenistan had an acceptance rate of 2.2% while Harvard University had an acceptance rate of 5.2% in 2016.  In future years we hope the number of FLEX Finalists will be increased to allow more talented Turkmen students to represent the best of their country in America.

Finalists in the competition will have the opportunity to live with an American family and study in an American high school during the 2016-2017 school year.
The FLEX program pays for all travel, housing and living expenses for program participants with all funding generously provided by the Government of the United States of America.  FLEX testing is open to all high school students who meet the requirements of the program including students with disabilities.  More than 220 disabled students have participated in FLEX over the program’s history, including 4 from Turkmenistan.

The next FLEX testing cycle for the 2017-2018 school year will likely begin in September of 2016, after the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan provides permission for the program. Students, teachers, and parents should check our website or call our office in August of 2016 for details on testing dates, student eligibility requirements, and special testing opportunities for students with disabilities.

Best wishes to all the Finalists on their exchange year and good luck to applicants to the 2017-2018 cycle next Fall!