On November 3, American Councils organized a reception for 20 senior FLEX alumni to honor FLEX Program 25th Anniversary at the U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer’s residence.
Among the guests were the American Councils and U.S. Embassy Representatives. In the beginning of the reception, American Councils Country Director, Toni Tashev delivered a welcoming speech, during which he highlighted the impact the program has had on Turkmenistan and achievements of FLEX alumni.
Sarah Belousov, the U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer also welcomed the alumni and updated them on resources available at the U.S. Embassy to support alumni activities. A FLEX Program Coordinator, Tatyana Kopytova encouraged alumni to promote a spirit of voluntarism in the country.
Throughout the evening, the alumni played various games ranging from improve games to traditional American board games. Closer to the end of reception, the FLEX Alumni Coordinator conducted a lottery, during which five alumni received memorable gifts. The celebration ended with the cake and words of praise about the impact of FLEX Program on community.
Welcome back to Turkmenistan the 2017-18 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!
American Councils for International Education is proud to announce the results of the FLEX Secondary School Exchange Program 2018-2019 program cycle in Turkmenistan.
FLEX continues to be administered in Turkmenistan. 438 students participated in the testing from all Turkmenistan.
Finalists in the competition will have the opportunity to live with an American family and study in an American high school during the 2018-2019 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 300 disabled students have participated in FLEX over the program’s history, including 6 from Turkmenistan.
The next FLEX testing cycle for the 2019-2020 school year will likely begin in fall 2018, 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 2018 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 2019-2020 cycle next Fall!