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Information about FLEX testing in 2021

FLEX Testing for 2021-2022 academic year: cancelation notice

Due to international travel restrictions in place related to the current global pandemic, American Councils will not be conducting FLEX testing for the 2021-2022 academic year in Turkmenistan.
The testing for the 2022-2023 academic year is planned for late 2021. Please continue checking our website for any updates on eligibility criteria and new testing schedule. If you have further questions, please contact us at

FLEX virtual testing will be open to all high school students in Turkmenistan who meet the following requirements:

  • Born between March 15, 2003 and May 31, 2005. Note: 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 and have an academic standing of good or better;
  • Are eligible to receive a U.S. visa;
  • Are citizens of Turkmenistan.

Students that meet all above-listed requirements and are interested in applying for FLEX program are invited to fill in the interest survey in the following link*:

*If you are unable to open the link, please call
Once we have more updates on FLEX, all eligible candidates that filled in the survey will be invited for testing.

Please Note: This survey is NOT a FLEX test but only a statement of interest. We will contact you when the FLEX testing is approved and ready to begin.

FLEX Alumni 2019 Re-entry Event

On July 7, FLEX Re-entry event was held for 14 FLEX alumni at the American Center of the US Embassy in Ashgabat. Newly returned alumni were welcomed by Mathew S. Klimow, U.S. Ambassador in Turkmenistan, Mergen Saherov from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dovlet Yazkuliyev from Ministry of Education. Special guests made inspirational remarks emphasizing on the important role of the new alumni as cultural “bridge” between Turkmenistan and USA which will contribute to further strengthen bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Following, FLEX Program Coordinator, Alumni Coordinator and City Representatives conducted interactive sessions to help alumni re-adjust to their lives back home and navigate through challenges that may arise.

Throughout the sessions, alumni had an opportunity to share their experiences in U.S. and ask questions about alumni opportunities in Turkmenistan. As the end of the event alumni signed personal “thank you” cards to their host families and friends in USA.

FLEX Program for High School Students

FLEX program is a U.S. government-sponsored program for secondary school students. The program provides full scholarship funding for students to travel to the United States, attend a U.S. high school for full academic year, and live with a host family.

Participation in the program is open to all high school students, that meet the eligibility requirements, which include age limitation, good academic standing, possess knowledge of English, Turkmen citizenship, and U.S. visa eligibility requirements.

Final selection takes place in Washington, DC by a committee of experts in international education exchange programs. Students with physical disabilities can also participate in the program.

For more information about the program, please contact American Councils:
Gerogly street 48A, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
T. (993-12) 36-90-16; (993-63) 50-20-36