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.
https://americancouncilstm.org/flex/

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/

INFORMATION ABOUT FLEX TESTING IN 2022

FLEX virtual testing will begin as soon as the program receives the approval of the government of Turkmenistan.

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

Born between March 15, 2004 and May 31, 2006. 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.

For more information, please call +993-63-50-20-36.

The Letter of President Biden to President Berdimuhamedow

THE WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON
November 12, 2021
His Excellency
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
President of the Republic of Turkmenistan
Ashgabat

Dear Mr. President:

I want to express my gratitude to you and your government for the assistance and cooperation you offered as relocations from Afghanistan were underway in August and September. Your timely help in expeditiously granting overflight and refueling clearances and facilitating passenger transfers to onward destinations was greatly appreciated.

The bilateral relationship between Turkmenistan and the United States is important, and I am glad to see it strengthening year after year as we work together in support of climate action, regional security, human rights, and economic opportunity.

The United States remains steadfast in support of Turkmenistan’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

Sincerely,
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.