Undergraduate Cohort Advising (UCA) 2023-2024 Application is now OPEN

UCA is a group advising program that assists high school students, grades 9, 10 and 11 (only from the 12-grade school system), who want to be strong applicants to the U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

Participants meet year-round with an EducationUSA adviser to get an in-depth understanding on the U.S. undergraduate:
• Higher Education System;
• Application Timeline;
• Best Fit School & Major;
• Scholarship Opportunities;
• Application and Scholarship Essay Writing;
• TOEFL, SAT, Academic Reading and Writing Skills;

• High school students, grades 9-10 and 11 only from the 12-grade system;
• Strong interest in applying to the U.S. college or university;
• Advanced English language and math skills;
• Able to commit for the program duration;
• Goal oriented and highly motivated;
• Good academic standing;

• Build a strong U.S. college application;
• Improve academic writing skills;
• Competitive SAT/TOEFL scores;
• Develop extracurricular activities;
• Advantage in applying for scholarships and financial aid;

PROGRAM DURATION: February 2023 – January 2024
FORMAT: In-person, weekend workshop series
DEADLINE: 17:30 on Thursday, January 5, 2023

APPLY NOW: https://bit.ly/UCA_2023-24

GRE Program – Applications open for Spring 2023

Advertisement for Potential Participants

Are you planning to apply for graduate school in the United States or abroad? Join us for the GRE Program, an 18-week hybrid learning program for eligible citizens of Turkmenistan. The program is designed to help you improve necessary skills to get you ready for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), graduate school application process, and graduate-level coursework.

American Councils invites citizens of Turkmenistan to apply to participate in the GRE program:
• Intensive 18 weeks (weekday evenings/Sundays) preparatory course
• The course will be taught via a hybrid model which combines online and in-person
• Participants will be required to have constant access to the internet via a computer,
tablet, or smartphone; assignments will be submitted via email and social media apps

This course includes preparation aimed at all components of GRE (Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning), Academic Reading and Writing, and applying for admission to a U.S. graduate school.

Eligibility/Requirements for Potential Candidates:
• 4-year degree (Bachelor’s degree);
• Be a citizen of Turkmenistan currently living in Turkmenistan;
• Advanced level of English;
• Motivated towards academic success and study at a U.S. graduate school;
• Ready to commit to an 18-week preparatory course.

Application Package: All documents MUST be submitted in electronic format*
• Completed the GRE Program Application;
• Undergraduate academic transcript (Graduate transcripts, if applicable);
• Diploma/Certificate (undergraduate degree; graduate degree – if applicable);
• One signed academic or professional recommendation letter in English;
• Resume;
• Copy of domestic passport;
• OPTIONAL: official score report for English proficiency test (i.e., TOEFL, IELTS).

Email all documents to: gre@americancouncilstm.org
Deadline: 5:30 p.m. on January 22, 2023

*Please submit all documents attached in ONE e-mail letter, include your name and document name for each of the documents.

For more information, please call +993 61 81 68 55 (9 am-4 pm on Monday-Thursday) or e-mail to gre@americancouncilstm.org

Only candidates with complete application package will be considered.

Information about FLEX testing in 2022

A Year in America for High School Students!

American Councils for International Education announces the 2022 testing schedule for the U.S. Government-funded FLEX Exchange Program for High School Students. Finalists of the competition will have the opportunity to live with an American family and study in an American high school during the 2023-2024 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. Students with disabilities are also encouraged to participate in the competition. More than 300 disabled students have participated in FLEX over the program’s history, including 6 from Turkmenistan.

FLEX testing is open to all high school students who meet the following requirements:

Born between March 15, 2005 and May 31, 2007; students in the 11th grade who are required to complete military service are ineligible;
• Have not lived in the United States for more than three months in the last five years;
• Speak English well;
• Are currently enrolled in a secondary school, having an academic standing of good or better;
• Are eligible to receive a U.S. visa;
• Are citizens of Turkmenistan.

In order to participate in the competition, please register and fill in the Round 1 Interest Form that will be available on our website from November 16th to December 14, 2022.

If you are unable to access the form, please call American Councils cell phone +993-63-50-20-36.

Testing schedule 2022:

Round 1 Interest and Contact Information Form November 16th, 2022 to December 14th, 2022
Round 2


English Language Check Call*

(All eligible candidates who filled the Interest Form will take part in 5-7 minute call performed by FLEX staff)

December 15, 2022 to January 9th, 2023

Please contact American Councils in Ashgabat
for more information:

phone: (+99312) 36-90-16; (+99363) 50-20-36
email: flex.tm@americancouncils.org;
website: https://americancouncilstm.org/flex/