Notable Alumni

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Tetiana Pochynok ’02 Providing Allergy Relief to Lviv, Ukraine Residents

…The journey to success is worth all the troubles and fears. Just remember – you can be weak but you are never alone. There are like-minded people who are ready […]

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The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum through the Eyes of Two FLEX Alumnae

Learn more about the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum and how to apply at http://www.bradleyherald.org/opportunities/other/. Liya Khalikova ’10 (Kazan. Russia/Leland, MI): Education: BA in Political Science from the Higher School of Economics […]

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Social Café: Social Entrepreneurship in Action in Kazakhstan

Organizers of the Social Cafe in Astana have recently opened a crowdfunding campaign to support the initiative.  All of the funds raised will help people with learning and developmental disabilities, […]

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Sergey Sek ’04 (Kazakhstan): a Successful Strategist with a Philosophical Mindset

Notes from the Author – FLEX alumna Tatyana Movshevich ’04 (Dzerzhinsk, Russia/Blandon, PA):  Not long ago I attended the City Nomads exhibition at the British Council in London. The exhibition was […]

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FLEX Talks in Ukraine

On February 18 more than 130 people attended the FLEX Talks conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was the first conference of its kind in Kyiv, where FLEX alumni shared their […]

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Ani Arakelyan: Inspiring Youth and Making a Difference in the Vanadzor Community

Ani Arakelyan ’15 (Vanadzor, Armenia/ Roseville , MN) Inspiring Youth and Making a Difference in the Vanadzor Community After successfully completing the FLEX program, Ani Arakelyan ’15 immediately became actively […]

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FLEX Alumnus from Montenegro Empowers Youth in the Region

FLEX alumnus from Montenegro, Stefan Raicevic ’12 (Bar, Montenegro/Parsons, KS), is using what he learned during his exchange year to empower youth in the Balkans through the organization Movement of Cooperation […]

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Fifteen Years After the FLEX Program

A Conversation with Emil Gafarov ’02 and his host parents, Martin and Paula Krause Emil Gafarov ’02 Mingachevir, Azerbaijan / Green Bay, Wisconsin Education: Master’s Degree in Economics from Azerbaijan […]

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American Culture Oasis in Mary, Turkmenistan

In the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan lies an oasis where the city of Mary is located. And in Mary, just like in a nesting doll, another oasis […]

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Layla Abdullaeva (Uzbekistan) Success Against All Odds

‘Every time something big is happening in my life, I step back a little and mentally prepare myself. I’m learning how to be more courageous and enthusiastic about each new […]

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