Alumni Articles: Kyrgyzstan

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FLEX Talking Club in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Starting on September 5, FLEX alumni launched the weekly Talking Club in partnership with the American Corner in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Talking Club is a place where community members can improve […]

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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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FLEX Experience and How I Became a Professional Dancer

Kanykei Iskander kyzy ’13 (LaGrange, KY/ Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) I would like to share my story of becoming a professional folk dancer and how much FLEX program helped me at this. […]

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Children’s Day Events

FLEX Alumni organized events in recognized of Children’s Day on June 1, 2014, the international holiday to honor children.  In Armenia alumni worked together with the Child Development Foundation in Yerevan […]

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Exchanges to Internships, Experiences to Interests

Nadezhda Pak ‘10 Raymore, MO/Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Current education: American University of Central Asia Since returning from her 2010 FLEX exchange year in Raymore, Missouri, Nadezhda Pak has been active in […]

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Colors of India

Monsoon, yoga, Ghandi,  curry  and spicy foods, 200% humidity level, monkeys walking in the city center, elephants, holy cows in the middle of highway roads, festivals, spontaneous temples, Taj Mahal, basmati rice, unbelievable traffic,

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A Young Scholar’s Notebook

Kemel Toktomushev ’04 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan/Pensacola, FL Here we go. I am sitting in a small airport in Florida waiting for the boarding call to catch a flight back to London […]

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Exploring East Asia

Cholpon Muradilova ’11 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan/Brimley, MI Hello everyone! My name is Cholpon M. and I am a sophomore at American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan. In 2010-2011 I was a FLEX […]

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FLEX Fashion Designer’s Thank You

Akmaral Arzybaeva ’07 Tashkumyr, Kyrgyzstan/Needham, MA I was a six-year old girl who would bring candies from home and sell them to classmates at school until my mother found out,  which […]

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FLEX: Bridge to the Global Community

Izat Osmonov ’09 Kant, Kyrgyzstan/Hobe Sound, FL During my year abroad as a FLEX exchange student in South Florida in 2008-2009, I blogged on the experiences of a teenager from Kyrgyzstan […]

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