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