Alumni Highlights

Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Moldova | Montenegro | Russia | Serbia | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | Uzbekistan

Armenia

Gor Avetisyan ‘01 (Yerevan) became the head of Digital Marketing Unit at Badger Marketing Agency.

Karine Avetisyan ‘02 (Yerevan) became a Senior Manager of Commercial Finance at Expedia Partner Solutions.

Elmira Ayvazyan ‘15 (Echmiadzin) is an awardee of the Hovnanian Scholarship for academic excellence.

Anush Babajanyan ‘01 (Yerevan) was placed on the Professional Shortlist for the Sony World Photography Awards, which is one of the largest and most important global contests among photographers and photojournalists. View the photo here.

Lusine Bichakhchyan ‘13 (Yerevan) became the Digital Marketing Manager at Menu Group UK LTD, which is a successful Armenian startup that does food deliveries all over Yerevan and other major cities.

Anush Hambaryan ‘10 (Vanadzor) was accepted to Harvard University to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy.

Nune Harutyunyan ‘13 (Gyumri) represented Armenia as part of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

Tigran Grigoryan ‘17 (Yerevan), Arus Melkonyan ‘17(Jrashen), and Gohar Minasyan ‘17(Yerevan) participated in an English Public Speaking Competition in Yerevan on March 11, 2018 through LCC International University in Lithuania. 22 participants gave speeches on the topic of Utopias and Dystopias. 3 FLEX Alumni participated and the overall winner of the competition was Arus Melkonyan ‘17 who had the amazing chance to represent Armenia in LCC International University.

Liana Karapetyan ‘16 (Vanadzor) earned the Erasmus + scholarship to study one semester in University of Murcia, Spain in the fall of 2018.

Arsen Simonyan ‘03 (Yerevan) became the Regional Program Manager at Save the Children Armenian Representative Office.

Azniv Tadevosyan ‘13 (Gyumri) was honored to hear that participants from her Citizen 2017 camp won the Diamond Challenge in Armenia.

Meri Torosyan ‘16 (Yeghegnadzor) earned the Erasmus + scholarship to study one semester in University of Murcia, Spain in the spring of 2019.

Diana Zakaryan ‘12 (Yerevan) started a new position as Tour Manager at Medical Center Avanta.

Azerbaijan 

Suliddin Bagirov ’11(Ganja) started a new job as a reporter on Economics for the Caspian International Broadcasting Company (CBC TV). It is the first and only international TV channel of Azerbaijan, which airs programs in Azerbaijani, Russian, English and Armenian languages.

Emil Eminov ’13 (Baku) started a new job as Commercial Assistant at The Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Germany.

Gulnar Gurbanova ’14 (Baku) started an internship at the International Department at the State Committee for Affairs of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Abulfaz Hajizada ’13 (Kargalan) started an internship with IT Services of Bolivar Medical Center.

Tinatin Hasanova ’17 (Ganja) started an internship at the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Azerbaijan.

Garanfil Hasanova ’08 (Lenkeran) recently moved to Istanbul after receiving a job offer from NOVKO Retail Turkey, where she will be working as a Brand Manager for Italian fashion brands.

Gunay Heydarova ’10 (Baku) started a job as a Client Support Analyst at SAP Concur.

Timur Huseynov ’10 (Sumgait) started a job as an Account Manager for Large Customer Sales at Google.

Muzhgan Jafarova ’14 (Baku) is doing her second Erasmus exchange in London, at SOAS University.

Madina Mammadova ’13 (Ganja) started a job as a Sustainability Service Specialist at EY (Ernst & Young).

Laman Mammadova ’17(Ganja) was accepted to Riga Technical University where she will major in Information Technologies.

Farid Musabayov ’11(Baku) started a new job as a Training & Development Manager at Carnival Cruise Line.

Aynura Osmanova ’13 (Kurdamir) started a job at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Kristina Stepnova ’10 (Sumgait) is starting a new job at Holiday Inn Baku as a Sales Executive Manager.

Aysun Zeynalova ’12 (Ganja) received the Presidential Youth Award for his contribution to and engagement in the public sphere of Azerbaijan.

Estonia

 

Georgia

 

Salome Abuselidze ‘14 (Batumi) started an internship at the U.S Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Giorgi Baidze ‘12 (Kvemo Alvani) and Nino Goshkheteliani ‘11 (Kutaisi) will be representing Georgia at the 59th Annual Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Luka Bedoshvili ‘17 (Gori) started university at the Theatre and Film University of Georgia and received a full scholarship.

Rima Beridze ‘11 (Batumi) started volunteering in Lithuania through the EVS exchange program.

Ketevan Chachava ‘05 (Tbilisi) was selected to represent the Georgian alumni community at the Civic Education Workshop in Washington, DC.

Nana Chigoga ‘14 (Akhaltsikhe) started an internship with the Peace Corps in Georgia.

Shalva Chonishvili ‘16 (Kutaisi) started working as a social media manager and content creator at the “Know How” Training Center.

Shalva Chonishvili ’16 (Kutaisi) received a U.S. Embassy Alumni Outreach grant to work with internally displaced children in Georgia.

Shalva Chonishvili ‘16 (Kutaisi), Levan Chutlashvili ‘14 (Dedoplistskaro), and Manana Kapanadze ‘16 (Akhaltsikhe) were selected as Teachers’ Assistants for the 2018 FLEX Pre-Departure Orientations.

Levan Chutlashvili ‘14 (Dedoplistskaro), Esma Gumberidze ‘13 (Tbilisi), Kristine Milorava ‘07 (Tbilisi) and Nino Sakvarelidze ‘10 (Tbilisi) were chosen as speakers for the FLEX 25th Anniversary celebration in Georgia.

Esma Gumberidze ‘13 (Tbilisi) was the only student selected to speak at Tbilisi State University’s 100th anniversary celebration, from where she graduated with a Law degree.

Mariami Jgushia ‘15 (Tbilisi) started working as a social media manager and content creator at Adjarabet.com.

Davit Jintcharadze ‘17 (Batumi) was accepted to New York University in Abu Dhabi and received a full scholarship.

Mariam Kikvadze ‘15 (Ozurgeti) received the Erasmus + scholarship and will continue to study at Friedrich Schiller University for a semester.

Mariam Kurtanidze ‘12 (Gori) started working at the British Councils as a Resource Coordinator.

Sevil Mamedovi ‘16 (Marneuli) was accepted by Tbilisi State University to pursue a degree in Law.

Elene Okruashvili ‘17 (Tbilisi) was accepted by the University of Eastman to pursue a degree in Music Education.

Anjela Pakhlajian ‘10 (Tbilisi) started a position at American Councils for International Education as a Critical Languages Scholarship Program Coordinator.

Tatia Rtveladze ‘14 (Gori) started working at EducationUSA as a Junior Adviser.

Davit Shervashidze ‘06 (Batumi) was elected as the Exchange Program Alumni Association Board Chairman.

Kazakhstan

 

Alina Abdisheva’10 (Semey) participated in the Zhaina International Women’s Forum in Astana.

Maulen Akhmetov ‘14 (Karaganda) became a finalist for the ABC Incubation program for his project ‘Zero Waste’, which focuses on growing ecologically beneficial vertical indoor crops. He was also the speaker at the opening of the Nazarbayev University Start-Up Club, where he shared his experience with social entrepreneurship.

Danel Akhmetova ’15 (Aksay) was placed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence at Nazarbayev University School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Ayzhan Alzhanova ’04 (Shymkent) created and registered the foundation and center “MamaPro” that offers professional trainings and workshops for socially vulnerable women.

Azhar Askarbekova ‘17 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) received a full scholarship to study at Hangzhou Dianzi University in China.

Ruslan Askarov ‘14 (Aktobe) received a $1,000 scholarship from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Aydana Asylbekova ‘14 (Semey) participated in the Annual Entrepreneurship Conference at New York University.

Dameli Aymbetova ‘16 (Almaty) received a full scholarship to study at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute of the National Nuclear Research University in Russia.

Ainur Bazhuova ‘17 (Uralsk) was named “Best Delegate” at the Model United Nations Conference in her city.

Yenlik Beketayeva ‘11 (Talgar) started a job at the Marketing Department of KIMEP University.

Aknur Berdigulova ‘14 (Karaganda) received an honorary volunteer certificate from the Nazarbayev University Volunteers club for her dedicated work.

Sofiya Golub ’17 (Aktobe) won second place at the regional Olympiad in English Language.

Aygerim Kagarmanova ‘10 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) participated in Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within” Seminar in Singapore, where she served as the lead coordinator for all participants from Astana.

Aynur Kagarmanova ‘13 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) participated in Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within” Seminar in Singapore and the Zhaina International Women’s Forum in Astana.

Ayzhan Kapysheva ’10 (Kokshetau) started a position as a Program Assistant at Columbia University in New York, NY. As an assistant for the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice program, her main responsibility is to liaise with external departments, including SIPA Communications, Admissions, and Program Management Team.

Zhibek Karamanova ’03 (Almaty) began as a lecturer at the Environmental Law at School of Law of KIMEP University.

Anar Kasymova ‘09 (Pavlodar) published an article on UNDP Kazakhstan’s website entitled “#WONDERWOMEN: How Kazakhstan’s female activists change society”.  View the article here.

Shakhnoza Khalimzhanova ‘14 (Shymkent) joined Nazarbayev University’s Varsity Football Team.

Aleksandra Kislenkova ‘15 (Oskemen) received a Dell EMC First-Year Student grant for demonstrating great achievements in mathematics and IT learning.

Aruzhan Koshkarova ‘16 (Almaty) was highlighted on multiple news sources for her Technovation Challenge award-winning app “QamCare”. See one of the articles here.

Aliya Kuantayeva ‘16 (Pavlodar) was accepted to the Leadership scholarship program LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. She also took part in the Regional New Silk Model United Nations conference from February 24-25, 2018. Lastly, she was selected to be the delegate at the Asia Youth Model United Nations conference in Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2018.

Baurzhan Kulzhanov ‘09 (Almaty) founded “Foreign Gate”, and English Language center in Almaty.

Karina Lezgiyeva ’14 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) was placed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence at Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology. She also received an award from the Yessenov Foundation to fund an internship that will teach her skills to help develop Kazakhstan’s intellectual potential.

Yevgeniya Migranova ‘12 (Balkhash) participated in the Procter & Gamble CEO Challenge in Moscow.

Maksim Mizitov ‘16 (Shymkent) won 2nd place at the regional Spelling Bee contest in Shymkent and attended the national finals in Astana.

Intizor Saidikarimova ‘16 (Shymkent) joined Nazarbayev University’s Varsity Football team.

Dayana Sarsengalieva ’17 (Uralsk) won the city English Language Olympiad in Uralsk.

Natalya Shirokorad ‘15 (Petropavlovsk) was chosen for an exchange program at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) from January to May, 2018.

Feruza Sultanmuratova ‘15 (Shymkent) was awarded “The Best Head of Dormitory of the Year” at Kazakh State Women’s Teacher Training University.

Ayaulym Tursynkhanova ‘17(Ust-Kamenogorsk) was selected as the City Representative of the Month in January.

Kristina Udartseva ‘12 (Stepnogorsk) was hired to the Marketing and Management Department at Air Astana and also received the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship. She was also selected to take part in the “After You” Program which provides overseas training opportunities for students who have limited opportunities in building international experiences.

Kamila Undaganova ‘16 (Uralsk) was accepted to the University of New York in Prague, the American University of Bulgaria and the Hult Business School in Boston.

Asel Uvaliyeva ’12 (Almaty) was placed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence at Nazarbayev University School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She also opened a contemporary ballet club at Nazarbayev University in order to promote a healthy lifestyle among students.

Yelena Zagorulina ‘14 (Pavlodar) participated in the first KAZTeach International Teachers’ Conference.

Sabina Zakirova ‘17 (Taraz) enrolled in Kendall college of Art and Design of Ferris State University as an Illustration major.

Violetta Zelenkova ‘14 (Almaty) organized an all-Russian student Olympiad in Conflict Studies at Tomsk State University.

Shahira Zharimbetova ‘11 (Kyzylorda) was selected to take part in the Maybank Global Apprenticeship Program.

Aigerim Zhauzhurek ’08 (Kokshetau) became a board member of “MamaPro”, a foundation for socially vulnerable women.

Zhanar Zheksenova ‘14 (Semey) participated in the Annual Entrepreneurship Conference at New York University.

 

Kyrgyzstan

Sabina Abbasova ‘16 (Kara Balta) became the president of the Student Senate at the International University in Central Asia.

Atai Amanatov ‘15 (Naryn), Sevarakhon Tadzhibaeva ‘15 (Jalalabad), Sezim Zhenishbekova ‘15 (Naryn) and Meerim Zhanybek kyzy ‘15 (Jalalabad) organized Bishkek Case Cup 2018. 24 teams from different universities of Bishkek took part on this competition and only 7 of them were selected to final round. The Coca Cola Company and Student Senate of American University of Central Asia were the main sponsors of the championship event.

Mira Dzhakshylykova ‘17 (Balykchy) presented her civic engagement project “From Heart To Heart” at the Get Engaged 2018 Conference in Budapest, Hungary. Her project will support persons with disabilities in Cholpon Ata by helping them create handmade souvenirs that will be presented at the 3rd World Nomad Games.

Nargiza Erkebekova ‘13 (Bishkek) started a job at the Association of Social Entrepreneurs of Kyrgyzstan.

Meerim Ishenova ‘15 (Bishkek) successfully completed her exchange semester at Almaty Management University, with a major in Economics and Management.

Azatbek Ismailov ‘14 (Osh), Zhibek Kamalbek kyzy’14 (Jalalabad), and Altynai Melisova ‘14 (Bishkek) were accepted to the Capstone Internship Program, which provides a 3.5-month long internship in Washington D.C. The students all study at American University of Central Asia with the U.S.-CAEF Program.

Meerim Kubatova ‘17 (Kyzyl-Kiya), Aidana Madanbekova’16 (Osh) and Olga Pykhova’16 (Bishkek) started internships as managers’ assistants at Chicken Star Cafe.

Kanykei Kupsuldaeva ‘15 (Bishkek) started her exchange semester with the Erasmus Program in Spain with a major in Linguistics.

Aidana Madanbekova ‘15 (Osh) became a member of the C5+1 Youth Council, a program in which 30 representatives from Central Asian organize and participate in a series of workshops, trainings and seminars, debate tournaments, diplomacy-themed events and small projects in civic engagement, all in support of reinforcing trust, mutual understanding and cooperation between Central Asian Youth Representatives.

Nadezhda Pak ‘10 (Bishkek) graduated with a Master of Science in Air Transport Management from the University of Surrey, England. She studied at the University of Surrey under a Chevening Scholarship.

Aisuluu Sagyndykova ‘14 (Osh) received an ECA Alumni grant to implement the “Ala-Too Reads” Project, which promotes reading among youth in Kyrgyzstan.

Sevarakhon Tadzhibaeva’15 (Jalalabad) was elected president of Case Club at American University of Central Asia.

Aizhan Tairova’15 (Osh) became a head of Business Clinic at the American University in Central Asia.

Zhyldyz Zholdoshbekova’15 (Bishkek) started her exchange semester at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. Zhyldyz is a student at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research.

 

Latvia

Linda Novika’17 (Riga) introduced her newest business innovation at a local flea market, nearly selling out of her product.

Karina Vintere’17 (Ventspils) visited the Parliament House of the European Union, where she practiced her public speaking and leadership skills.

 

Lithuania

Rugile Bareisaite ‘17 (Kaunas), Santa Minkstimaite ‘17 (Kaunas) and Lukrecija Neverovskaja ‘17 (Vilnius) were selected to participate at the Vilnius Regional Model United Nations Conference on the 17th of February. They represented the countries of Oman, Indonesia and Sweden in the discussions about the humanitarian Yemen Crisis and its civil war.

Domante Buineviciute ‘17 (Kaunas) participated in the “English Language Olympiad 2018” in her city, organized by the Lithuanian Student Informal Education Center, and was selected to go to the Final National Round.

Moldova

Alexandru Vlad Murzac ‘17 (Chisinau) was invited to speak about his experience of studying abroad and travelling on the national TV sshows “Veranda” (JurnalTV) and “O seara Perfecta” (ProTV).

Eduard Ciobanu ‘17 (Causeni) was selected to represent Moldova at an international program sponsored by UNESCO and the Sultanate of Oman, called Connecting Cultures- University of the Desert, which took place on January 20-24 in Muscat, Oman. Connecting Cultures is a unique educational initiative that seeks to promote face-to face-dialogue between young people from the western and Arab world via short wilderness journeys in the desert of Oman.

Eugeniu Cuznetov ‘16 (Chisinau) won 1st place at the Sixth Trade Fair of Practice Firms in Olomouc, Czech Republic, where he represented the Center of Excellence in Economy and Finance in Chisinau.

Madalina Tricolici ‘17 (Colibasi)and her teammate won 3rd place at the National Entrepreneurial Competition ‘Diamond Challenge Moldova’ organized in Chisinau.

Mihaela Pinzari ‘17 (Soldanesti) became a finalist at the National Entrepreneurial Competition ‘Diamond Challenge Moldova’ organized in Chisinau.

Victoria Lungu ‘13 (Chisinau) received the Assembly’s Award from the Technical University of Moldova for her outstanding academic performance and extracurricular work.

Cezara Nanu ‘98 (Chisinau) was selected as one of the Top 5 Most Successful Women of Bristol by Bristol Post UK. Cezara is a Bristol-based gender analyst and social entrepreneur whose company aims to link science and technology in order to close the gender pay gap.

Tatiana Firfa ‘17 (Balti) won 4th place at the Republican Biology Olympiad.

Victoria Lungu ‘13 (Chisinau) was selected as one of the Top 50 Best Students of Republic of Moldova and was awarded the Merit Scholarship.

 

Montenegro

Neda Bulatovic ‘17 (Podogrica) and Hana Lluka ‘17 (Tuzi) participated in a business development workshop at the University of Donja Gorica, Podgorica.

Marko Delic ‘12 (Niksic) became a fundraising chairman at the Higher Education Student Association at Eastern Michigan University. He was also promoted to the position of ‘Success Coach’ at Washtenaw Community College.

Tamara Kadovic ‘15 (Bijelo Polje) created a documentary that was shared at the Faculty of Art and Filmmaking in Cetinje, Montenegro. She was also chosen by her University to go to the Chinese Film Festival in May 2018.

Damir Pupovic ‘17 (Podgorica) participated in the European Youth Parliament Conference in Trieste and Udine, Italy in March 2018.

Stefan Raicevic ‘12 (Bar) has continued his “Why Youth?” project by giving lectures on how to write a CV and Cover Letter to participants of the KONETH job fair.

Danilo Spahic ‘11 (Podgorica) received a job offer to become an Assistant Contract Manager and moved to Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Teodora Vucetic ‘17 (Herceg Novi) was featured on the local show “Perspektiva”, where she shared her views on the development of her community and issues that need to be addressed.

 

Poland

Victoria Umanska ‘14 (Cracow) was promoted to the position of Chief Business Development Officer at CallPage.

 

Romania

Theodor Nichifor ‘17 (Piatra-Neamt) made it to the national round of the “Made for Europe” Contest in which he presented an Erasmus+ project, “Move your Body and Mind”, a platform for teens to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. Theodor also received an honorable mention at the national round of a Public Speaking competition.

 

Irina Novac ‘17 (Adjud) participated in the “Long Term Mobility” training in Armenia from February 25 to March 4 organized by GEYC. The training brought together only two participants from each of the 11 participating countries. Additionally, Irina was invited to speak at an event organized by One World Romania, focused on renewing and reforming Romanian education.  Lastly, she participated in the Botosani Model United Nations Conference and was named “Best Delegate”.

Russia

Anna Alekseyevna Shichanina ‘15 (Saint-Petersburg) entered Moscow State University’s Department of Fundamental Medicine.

Darya Arestova ‘15 (Irkutsk) was accepted to the trainee program of an English school, after which she can begin teaching there.

Diana Bikbayeva ‘11 (Ufa) has been selected as a finalist for Vladimir Potanin’s scholarship program.

Volodymyr Bilay ‘03 (Sevastopol) received a new role within P&G.

Lolita Bogdanova ‘07 (Saint-Petersburg) will soon graduate from Vader’s College of Fitness and Bodybuilding, upon which she will be a certified instructor of group fitness programs.

Yekaterina Borodina ‘14 (Izhevsk) received a 205 out of 210 on the Cambridge English Exam.

Kamilla Chuvashayeva ‘15 (Ishimbay, Bashkortostan) was accepted to the Cyber Security Program at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Dinara Galiullina ‘11 (Kazan) received a CELTA Certificate.

Yelizaveta Gaponova ‘12 (Tyumen) received an internship at the puppet theatre KUKFO and the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic.

Danil Glumov ‘07 (Saratov) began volunteering with the FIFA World Cup.

Yekaterina Konshina ‘11 (Biysk) graduated with Honors from Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Olga Krylova ‘02 (Novokuznetsk) passed the United Nations Language Competitive Examination for Russian Interpreters.

Aleksandra Kulik ‘05 (Fokino) began working at Mail.Ru.

Olga Lemeshko ‘97 (Moscow) moved into the Private Equity and Asset Management sphere as an independent professional.

Aleksandr Novak ‘03 (Khabarovsk) was named one of the Top-100 executives in the Central Federal District for the Leaders of Russia program.

Yevgeniy Pavlov ‘13 (Ekaterinburg) received a job offer from the startup Edu-tech.

Alina Polyakova ‘15 (Yoshkar-Ola) became the head of the international department of the MGIMO Negotiations Club.

Tatyana Selemeneva ‘05 (Kaluga) was recently promoted to Planning Team Manager of 19 plants across Poland.

Polina Shabasheva ‘15 (Severodvinsk) became the Head of the English Club at REU and a mentor to a group of students.

Nikol Shekhovtsova ‘14 (Kursk) participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Anna Shichanina ‘15 (Saint-Petersburg) entered Moscow State University’s Department of Fundamental Medicine.

Katerina Shipilova ‘09 (Lipetsk) launched two business projects: ecological MK Service (mkservicerussia.com) and Walking Tours in Moscow (walkandtalk.live).

Aleksandr Sivkov ‘95 (Nizhniy Novgorod) introduced a LeEco ecosystem of smartphones, smart-TV’s, cloud computing, e-commerce platform, self-driving cars etc. to the Russian customers, mass-media and stakeholders as the PR director of LeEco.

Taisiya Tikhova ‘99 (Vologda) had her story printed in the “Village Girl Handbook”, an inspirational book for middle school-aged girls by Kristi Burden.

Anna Ulyumzhuyeva ‘06 (Elista) was promoted to head of her division.

Yekaterina Vodopyan (Prokopieva) ‘94 (St. Petersburg/Chelyabinsk) started a successful business.

Kristina Voroteliak ‘15 (Surgut) volunteered at the World Festival of Youth and Students as an attaché.

Yuliya Yermakova ‘09 (Samara) became a World Health Organization consultant and a member of the UN Task Force on Non-communicable Diseases.

 

Serbia

Dusan Bogicevic ‘11 (Leskovac) attended the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly in Egypt from March 1st until March 7th as a part of the Serbian delegation, representing Serbia and his Local Committee, Nis.

Aleksandra Bozovic ‘16 (Novi Sad) served as a mentor at the 2018 WYLET workshop in Washington, D.C.

Maja Brkljac ‘13 (Belgrade) was accepted to the Human Rights Defenders School sponsored by Civil Rights Defenders, an independent expert organization founded in Stockholm, Sweden with the goal of defending human rights  and empowering human rights defenders at risk.

Ana Gerginov ‘17 (Novi Sad) participated in a youth workshop leader training.

Martina Krstić ‘16 (Nis) started working as an online English teacher for the Bibo Global Opportunity company, for which she teaches English to Japanese and Chinese students via Skype.

Nikola Milenkovic ‘16 (Smederevo) was selected for the educational seminar Case Study Show at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences and eventually qualified for a Case Room Competition with HenkelSerbia.

Dina Piponski ‘17 (Belgrade) received the Lions Scholarship to go on a cultural exchange in a camp in Berlin, Germany for three weeks this summer.

Marija Stojanovic ‘17 (Smederevo) has become the social media manager of her school’s parliament. She was also selected as one of the key speakers for the biology department for her schools “open doors” day. She will give a lecture about the impact of personal lifestyle choices on the environment.

Marko Vignjevic ‘14 (Pancevo) and Milos Zivkovic ‘16 (Jagodina) were accepted as Pre-Departure Orientation Teaching Assistants for the FLEX program.

 

Tajikistan

Miskoloy Abdulloeva ‘02 (Dushanbe) participated in the World Travel Market at Stand AS870 in London, England as the director of Yeti Hostel.

Firdavs Abdunazarov ‘12 (Dushanbe) is an investor at Rothenberg Ventures, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. Rothenberg Ventures invests in Seed+ stage startups across a variety of frontier technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, machine intelligence, robotics, drones, space tech and 3D printing.

Akmaljon Ahmedjonov ‘16 (Khujand) received a full scholarship from the Erasmus+ program to spend a semester studying at Philipps-Universität in Marburg, Germany

Ozodamo Faromuz ‘17 (Dushanbe) became the Vice-President of student organizations at KIMEP University.

Majid Hamidov ‘17 (Sarband) was hired as an English language teacher at the American School in Dushanbe.

Tahmina Kadirkulova ‘14 (Khujand) was hired as an assistant to the IT company “Manba”.

Abduaziz Masoliev ‘16 (Gulakandoz) received a full scholarship from North China University of Technology to study Chinese.

Malika Kasymova ‘16 (Qurghonteppa) and Firuz Yogbekov’15 (Dushanbe) were hired as a Teacher’s Assistants for the 2018 FLEX Pre-departure Orientation.

Atobek Rahimshoev ‘16 (Khorugh) received an internship opportunity at Chicken Star restaurant in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Sherzod Shamiev ‘11(Tursunzade) participated in the International Youth Summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Shuhrat Sharipov ‘10 (Istaravshan) was selected as a delegate from Tajikistan at the HPAIR 2018 Harvard Conference from February 16-19 in Cambridge, MA. Prior to this conference, he represented the FLEX Alumni program during Civic Education Week in Washington, DC.

Rukhshona Sharipova ‘15 (Dushanbe) represented Tajikistan at the Youth Assembly Conference at the United Nations in New York City. She was also recently accepted as a member of the AISEC organization in Tajikistan.

Munavvara Shukurova ’15 (Dushanbe) participated in the “Youth Against Online Discrimination” study session organized by the Digital Leadership Association and the Council of Europe. She also received an internship opportunity at one of the leading banks in Tajikistan, “Sarmoya”.

Firuz Yogbekov ’15 (Dushanbe) became a trainer assistant at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

 

Turkmenistan

 

Lala Babayeva ’12 (Ashgabat) successfully completed her exchange semester at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany.

Altyn Gara Dashly ’17 (Ashgabat) was chosen as a FLEX City Representative for Ashgabat City. She also successfully graduated from the Prep4Success Program, a U.S. college preparatory course that focuses on intensive preparation in TOEFL/SAT/Academic Reading and Writing.

Serdar Gayipov ‘17 (Mary) received a scholarship to attend Caldwell University, where he plans to major in Biology.

Jennet Gurdova ’17 (Balkanabat) was chosen as a FLEX City Representative for the Balkan region. She also successfully graduated from the Prep4Success Program, a U.S. college preparatory course that focuses on intensive preparation in TOEFL/SAT/Academic Reading and Writing.

Govher Hudayberdiyeva ‘08 (Turkmenabat) was chosen to attend the English Teachers Training in Ashgabat organized by Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan and U.S. Embassy.

Selbi Ilmuradova’17 (Turkmenabat) successfully graduated from the Prep4Success Program, a U.S. college preparatory course that focuses on intensive preparation in TOEFL/SAT/Academic Reading and Writing.

Malika Inoyatova’11 (Dashoguz) was hired as a Doctor at the Dashoguz Regional Hospital.

Guljemal Jepbarova ‘17 (Bayramali) placed 3rd in the City Olympiad in English language. Moreover, she won 2nd place in Creativity Competition at school # 7, Bayramaly.

Munira Jorayeva ‘17 (Turkmenabat) placed 3rd in the City Olympiad in English language among 11 grade students. She was also selected to study in the Russian Federation.

Ayna Kebayeva ‘17 (Ashgabat) successfully graduated from the University of Bologna in Italy with a Master of Science in International Management.

Mahri Matyakubova ’16 (S. Nyyazov etrap) placed 1st in the City and Regional Olympiad in English Language among 11th grade students. She also received an Appreciation Award from the FLEX program in recognition of her hard work promoting volunteerism in the FLEX Alumni community in Ashgabat.

Karmela Naji-Alikperova’12 (Ashgabat) was hired to Kervan Logistics Company as a document coordinator.

Eziz Nurmamedov ‘17 (GRES) placed 2nd in the City Olympiad in English Language.

Eziz Nurmamedov ‘17 (GRES), Guljemal Jepbarova ‘17 (Bayramaly), Gyzylgul Hojalyyeva ‘16 (GRES), Serdar Gayipov ‘17 (Mary) and Selbi Veliyeva ‘16 (Mary) received the Winners Award for the 31 Days of Walking Challenge.

Gulnar Resulkulyyeva ‘14 (Turkmenabat) was chosen as a representative of Turkmenistan for the Board of Foreign Students.

Gulnaza Saburhojayeva ’12 (S. Nyyazov etrap) was hired as a Student Ambassador at Waldorph University in Forest City, Iowa.

Nazokat Samandarova ’13 (Dashoguz) received the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship and will study Tourism at the University of Azores in Portugal during the spring semester.

Shahnoza Seidmedova ’09 (Dashoguz) successfully graduated from the University of Padua in Italy with a Master’s in Economics. She enrolled in Prague College in the Czech Republic to pursue a degree in Accounting.

Nikita Starov ’17 (Ashgabat) successfully graduated from the Prep4Success Program, a U.S. college preparatory course that focuses on intensive preparation in TOEFL/SAT/Academic Reading and Writing.

Tatyana Trufanova ‘14 (Turkmenabat) received the “Top Up” Scholarship.

Madina Tuhbatullina ’14 (Dashoguz) received a “Warrior Women in Leadership” Scholarship that covers her tuition fee at Waldorph University. She was also hired as a tutor in the Writing Center on campus and was selected as a Research Assistant for her English Language Professor.

Selbi Veliyeva ‘16 (Mary) placed 1st in the City Olympiad in English language. She also placed 3rd in the “Taslama” Scientific Discovery Project competition in Chemistry. She placed 3rd in the Regional Olympiad in English language among 11th grade students. She went on to place 3rd again at the State level for English language.

Arazgul Yagoshygeldiyeva ’15(Dashoguz) placed 1st in the Spelling Bee competition among University Students organized at Dashoguz American Corner.

Ukraine

Anastasiya Belinska ‘17 (Shepetivka) placed 3rd in the Regional English Olympiad.

Nadiya Biletska ‘10 (Chervonohrad) received master’s degree in Linguistic Anthropology from Northern Illinois University. She started working as an Information Developer and Technical Writer at ELEKS, a software development company.

Iryna Bilohorka ‘13 (Ternopil) received an Erasmus+ Mobility Project Scholarship to study at the University of Lodz in Poland during the fall of 2018.

Yuliya Dyeryuhina `17 (Chornomorsk) gave presentations about the prevention of bullying at Chornomorsk School #1.

Iryna Dobrohorska ‘11 (Lviv) was hired as a Program Analyst for Management Systems International.

Yuliia Dyadyuk ‘17 (Dnipro) took part in the Dnipro Open 2018, an annual debate tournament. School 9 placed 1st World Schools Debate format out of 10 English-speaking teams.

Mariya Dzhenkova ’17 (Dnipro) took part in the 4th National Leonid Kogan Competition of Violinists and Vellists and placed 3rd in her age group.

Yaryna Faryna ’13 (Ternopil) received an Erasmus+ Mobility Project Scholarship to study at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi in Romania during the fall of 2018.

Khrystyna Faryna ’12 (Sambir) received a position as a mathematician at CyberVision Inc., a software development and integration company with R&D facilities in the U.S. and Eastern Europe.

Hanna Hmelevska ’17 (Odesa) became an IT researcher at the IT company Alcor.

Oleksandra Hordiyenko ’12 (Lviv) completed a master’s degree in Law at Ivan Franko Lviv National University.

Alisa Hryhorovych ’17 (Odesa) was accepted to Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.

Nelya Kalakhan ’09 (Lutsk) became a Business Development Manager at Infostyle Agency, a creative digital studiospecializing in professional Graphic Design.

Eldar Kanatayev ’04 (Lohovka) became a Project Manager at EGIS Ukraine.

Maryna Kasko ’11 (Odesa) became a Sales Manager at Adtelligent, an Ad technology company.

Darya Kazymyr ‘17 (Mykolayiv) placed 3rd in the All-Ukrainian Olympiad of Economics.

Vladyslav Klybanivskyy ‘16 (Kyiv) received an Erasmus+ grant to spend a semester in Germany studying at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Anzhelika Korolova ‘17 (Khmelnytskyy) placed 2nd in the Regional English Language Olympiad.

Anastasiya Kosova ‘17 (Cherkasy) placed 3rd in the Regional English Language Olympiad.

Iryna Kovantseva ‘17 (Budyliv) placed 3rd in the Regional Olympiad in English and the History of Ukraine, respectively.

Yana Kozachenko ‘ 06 (Kyiv) received the qualification “DELTA Module 2”, the highest qualification in Cambridge for English language coaches. She also placed 2nd in the Zhytomyr British Parliament School Debates.

Nina Kurochka ‘17 (Poltava) won the City and Region level contest “Write On”, organized by Peace Corps Volunteers. She was also invited to talk on a local TV-channel about studying foreign languages.

Oleksandr Kushch ‘13 (Kharkiv) took part in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Oleksandr received the “Spirit of Jessup” award. The recipient of this award is selected by Jessup participants themselves and is intended to establish the standard to which all participants should strive to govern their performance and professional demeanor.

Anastasiya Malenko ‘17 (Cherkasy) won 1st place on All-Ukrainian level of English Olympiad. She also participated in the LCC University Public Speaking Contest.

Polina Masyuk ‘17 (Cherkasy) successfully participated in LCC University Public Speaking Contest.

Mariya Morozova ‘17 (Morozova) placed 3rd in the Regional English Language Olympiad.

Pavlo Odnonozdryev ‘17 (Kyiv) was chosen to be the Editor (the head of the Media Team) at the International Forum of Human Rights in Paris from February 27 through March 4.

Bohdana Perevizhnyk ‘11 (Ternopil) and her team placed 2nd at the International Winter Championship of Medical Rescuers in Bielska-Biala, Poland.

Mykhaylo Pimyenov ‘95 (Kyiv) became the face of the Esquire magazine special issue.

Viktoriya Popovych ‘17 (Cherkasy) placed 1st at the All-Ukrainian level of the English Olympiad

Anna Pustovoyt ‘16 (Kyiv) joined a CACTUS NGO team to travel across Ukraine with informal education lecturers. She also became a Kyiv Branch Coordinator for the “One Day at Work” Project, which provides youth with internships in Ukrainian companies. Lastly, she has been named as a Youth Representative at the 2018 International Aids Conference.

Anastasiya Rohova ‘16 (Kyiv) placed 1st in the National Public Speaking Competition, organized by the English Speaking Union in Ukraine. She will be representing Ukraine in London while competing on the international level this May.

Olha Ruda ‘11 (Lviv) became a Ukrainian Youth Delegate for the United Nations.

Dmytro Shelest ‘11 (Sevastopol) started working as an Export Trainee at SSC Consolidation, a transportation company.

Yuliya Shevchenko `16 (Odesa) received a Certificate of the Appreciation from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv for her active support of Odesa “Window on America” Center. She also placed 3rd in the Chinese language contest at Odesa Mechnikov University.

Viktoriya Slobodyan ‘17 (Halych) placed 3rd in the Regional English Language Olympiad.

Solomiya Sorokotyaha ‘17 (Lviv) placed 1st in the Swiss-Ukrainian Communication Olympiad. She will attend summer school at the Business Hotel Management School in Luzern, Switzerland.

Andriy Ushytskyy  ‘17 (Kyiv) was chosen to be a member of the Media Team at the International Forum of Human Rights in Paris from February 27 through March 4.

Oleksandr Vakhno ‘16 (Lutsk) became a Support Representative at Zoom Support, a company that provides remote assistance services worldwide.

Yuliia Vavryshchuk ‘12 (Kovel) served an internship in the legal office of Dr. J. Bollag & Cie in Zug, Switzerland.

Nadiya Vivchar ‘15 (Uhryn) became a Customer Support Representative at SupportYourApp, company that provides software support for the customers abroad.

Sofiya Yakovlyeva ‘14 (Oleksandriya) became a Field Coordinator at Lagom International, a market research company.

Maryna Yankovska ‘17 (Starokostyantyniv) placed 2nd in the Regional English Olympiad.

Khrystyna Yarema ‘15 (Kolomuya) received a 4-month exchange scholarship to spend a semester studying at St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Canada.

Nazar Yaremko ‘17 (Kalush) placed 1st in the regional competition Mala Akademiya Nauk in environmental protection and rational use of natural resources. He also placed 2nd in Ecology, Biology, and English, respectively.

Anzhelika Yasyshena ‘14 (Vinnytsa) successfully completed an international course on “International Commercial Arbitration”.

Anna Zahorulko ‘13 (Kalanchak) became a Customer Solutions Specialist at Wix.com.