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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/

Celebration of FLEX Appreciation Day 2021 in Turkmenistan!

On September 4th, 2021 FLEX Alumni Coordinator launched a contest for FLEX alumni kids which was dedicated to the celebration of FLEX Appreciation Day. 12 children colored FLEX logo and submitted their creative works. The contest winners were announced at the FLEX Appreciation Day celebration on September 27th, 2021 which was organized virtually.


34 FLEX alumni expressed interest in celebrating the FLEX Appreciation Day by sharing their FLEX stories, expressing gratitude to FLEX program, and networking with each other.  Various games and icebreakers organized by Regional City Representatives made the celebration fun. Kristina Fateyeva’07 commented: “Thank you so much for a great event. I really enjoyed it and thanks to the FLEX program. Once FLEX – forever FLEX”.

The alumni particularly liked Guess the Baby Photo activity during which they guessed alumni that were on a picture. At the end, all alumni participants took part in a lottery with FLEX promotional prizes.

FLEX talk with Rovshen Charyyev’08 on: “How we ended up in corporate world and how you can do the same”

On May 15th, Rovshen Charyyev’08 (Ashgabat) gave an online talk on the following topic: “How we ended up in corporate world and how you can do the same”. FLEX alumnus has also invited his friend Mile Tasevski, who works as a Supply Planning Manager in Philips and helps university graduates to get their first job offers. During the talk, Rovshan and Mile shared their hands-on experience of working for big corporations, such as Amazon and Philips and discussed hiring and selection process in-depth, shared key tips for securing jobs in international companies. The alumni asked several questions about graduate trainee programs, scholarships and networking opportunities. Overall, 18 participants took part in this talk and 14 of them were FLEX alumni including alumni who connected from Russia, Turkey and Germany. The alumni found the talk very inspiring and they are motivated to use gained knowledge to apply for their first jobs.