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Building Bridges between America and Turkmenistan: International Arts and Crafts Project

For over a year, FLEX alumni in Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan have been running an international art project that aims at fulfilling the main goal of the FLEX program: improving mutual understanding […]

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The Poltava Talks

On June 16, FLEX City Representative Nina Kurochka ’17 (Quincy, CA/Poltava, Ukraine) held the first ever TED-like event in Poltava city: the Poltava Talks. The Poltava Talks hosted 30 participants […]

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Call for Applications: Cycle 6 of the Russia Alumni Mentoring Program

The FLEX Alumni program in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia proudly announces the launch of the Russia ALUMNI MENTORING Program. This six-month-long mentoring program is a professional […]

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FLEX Alumni in Russia Attend Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Alumni had really positive things to say about the Emotional Intelligence trainings held on May 19 in St. Petersburg and June 16 in Moscow, Russia.  The workshop was organized by […]

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FLEX Alumni in Zaporizhzhya Improve their Environment for GYSD

Anastasiya Shapovalova ’17 (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine/ Mount Crawford, VA), the current FLEX Alumni City Representative of Zaporizhzhya, organized three impressive city cleanup activities for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD). She wanted […]

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Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Do you know about 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Marzhan Balabek ’17 (Taraz, Kazakhstan/ Northport, AL), the FLEX Alumni City Representative of Almaty, recognized that for people in her […]

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FLEX Alumni from Turkmenistan Implement Toastmasters International Project

From January to May 2018, Selbi Veliyeva ’16 (Mary, Turkmenistan/ Dinuba, CA) led the Toastmasters International Project at the Mary American Corner (MAC) in Turkmenistan. This was a collaborative effort […]

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Interview with Emil Hasanzade ’15, Filmmaker and Founder of the FEMM Project

FLEX Alumni Coordinator Sabina Suleymanova’14 (Baku, Azerbaijan/Traverse City/ MI) interviewed Emil Hasanzade ’15 (Baku, Azerbaijan/Monroe, WA) regarding his project, FEMM, based on gender equality and feminism in Azerbaijan. Through the […]

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FLEX Alumni in Central Ukraine Participate in the European Youth Parliament (EYP)

At first glance, the European Youth Parliament may sound like many other NGOs. It is described as a “platform for discussion of current social, economic, and political issues, as well […]

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FLEX Alumni Visit a Children’s Shelter in Baku

One of the most long-lasting lessons alumni learn during their FLEX year is the importance of volunteering. After returning back home alumni regularly volunteer in their communities. With the initiative […]

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