Notable Alumni

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Interview with Notable Alumnus Hikmat Aliyev ’94

Hikmat Aliyev ’94 (Baku, Azerbaijan/La Harpe, IL) is an alumnus of the first cohort of the FLEX program.  After his exchange year, Hikmat returned to the U.S. to pursue a […]

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Mikhail Pimenov ‘95, The Catalyst for Ukrainian Participation in the Invictus Games

“When I told my parents that I might end up becoming a finalist of the FLEX program and spend a year in the US, they could not help laughing!” In […]

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FLEX Alumni in Turkmenistan Contribute to International Education Week

Every year, FLEX alumni in Turkmenistan organize and participate in a series of events to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). This year, alumni activities were held at the Information and […]

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Munira Mirmamadova ’09 an Inspiring Entrepreneur from Khorog, Tajikistan

Munira Mirmamadova ’09 Khorog, Tajikistan/Austin, TX Education: Bachelor in Management from Khorog State University and 2016 Lehigh University Global Village Fellow.   ‘The FLEX program was the foundation of my […]

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FLEX Kicks off the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian Diplomatic Relations

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of U.S.-Ukrainian diplomatic relations, American Councils organized a reception on November 4 to celebrate the milestone and recollect with the 200+ alumni attendees of […]

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Interview with Roman Tychkivskyy, Co-Founder of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy

‘There is so much potential in Ukraine if you look for it’ Roman Tychkivskyy ’05 Rohatyn, Ukraine/Wichita, KS Education: Degree in Economics from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and MSc in Economics […]

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Nemanja Ostojic ’12 from Montenegro: Combining Business, NGO Work, and University Studies

Nemanja Ostojic ’12 Kotor, Montenegro/Urbandale, Iowa Education: Department of Economics at the University of Montenegro ‘The more I do, the better organized I am. When I returned from the U.S., […]

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Personal Development Summer Academy for Youth 2017 in Western Kazakhstan

  Every great change starts with an individual willing to take the first step. In the spring of 2017, Amina Kosbayeva ’15 (Aktau, Kazakhstan/Cape May Court House, NJ) won a […]

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Moldova Game On Summer Camp 2017

Every single child is unique, and our approach is, too. FLEX alumni in Moldova filled their summer preparing for the Game On Summer Camp.  This, now, annual event brought together […]

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Corporate Finance Specialist from Russia Vyacheslav Kotov ’99

‘I needed to be more flexible than most other teenagers.’ Vyacheslav Kotov ’99 Moscow, Russia/Shoreline, WA Education: Master’s Degree in Economics from the Higher School of Economics (Russia), MBA from […]

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