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My Family’s Story – 20 Years of FLEX

Khamza Iyldyz ’17 (Jonesville, MI/ Astana, Kazakhstan) and his mother Leyla Malaeva ‘97 (Beavercreek, OH/ Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan) I am honored to share my FLEX story and experience, well, let me […]

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Central Asia FLEX-Ability Workshop 2017: Smart Storytelling

All of us have stories to tell – and FLEX alumni have so many!  From their exchange experiences to stories of the impact that they are making in their countries […]

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Alumni Grow during The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Training

Thirty-eight alumni mentors and mentees of the FLEX Alumni Russia Mentoring program attended a professional development and personal effectiveness training on June 2-4, as they learned about the key lessons […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Tajikistan’s Alumni Fill the World with Love

Starting in 2013, FLEX alumni in Tajikistan formed a relationship with the Hissor Orphanage, an orphanage that is located outside of Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital, and does not receive as much […]

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Serbian Senior Alumni Reunite

Ten years ago, in August 2006, 71 high school students from Serbia set their feet on U.S. soil to become the first full generation of FLEX (then A-SMYLE ) program. […]

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FLEX Alumni Armenia Mentoring Program: Successes of Azniv Tadevosyan ’13 (Gyumri)

Azniv Tadevosyan ’13 Gyumri, Armenia/Visalia, CA Mentee of the FLEX Alumni Armenia Mentoring Program FLEX Alumni Armenia Mentoring program started in the summer of 2015. It is a full-year program […]

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Zhibek Karamanova ’03: Creating the Art Market in Kazakhstan

‘Whether you are a cosmopolitan CEO or an energetic parent, don’t lose touch with the FLEX community and keep up the FLEX spirit! Don’t be shy to offer and receive […]

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FLEX Alumni Russia Mentoring Program: Program Cycle 2

Program Announcement and Call for Applications The FLEX Alumni program in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia proudly announces the launch of the FLEX Alumni Russia Mentoring Program. […]


Call for Mentors: StartQube Social Entrepreneurship Workshop in SEE

Event Title: StartQube Social Entrepreneurship Workshop for A-SMYLE/FLEX and YES Alumni in Southeast Europe Event Dates: October 12-16, 2016 Training Dates: October 10-11, 2016 Link to Mentor Application: Mentor Application Deadline: August 15, […]

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“Let his dream come true for hundreds of other young people.”

FLEX alumni worked together with family and friends of Tim Bekshentayev, who died a year ago in a car accident in the United States, where he was participating in the FLEX program. Volunteers […]

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