Alumni Highlights

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

Armenia

Sonya Armaghanyan ‘04 (Yerevan) started Graduate school studies at the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action in Geneva, Switzerland.
Davit Avagyan ‘07 (Yerevan) began working for Facebook as a Machine Learning Engineer.
Gor Galstyan ‘07 (Charentsavan) started work as a Tax and Administrative Assistant at Mann, Urrutia, Nelson, CPAs & Associates.
Anna Gasparyan’05 (Yerevan) became the Manager of Career Relations at Vertical Telecom.
Lilit Ghandilyan ‘17 (Armavir) and Khanoum Gevorgyan ‘16 (Karakert) started a FLEX and Leadership Club in Armavir.
Tatev Gishyan ‘16 (Gyumri) was admitted to Bryusov State University and received a full scholarship.
Sargis Khoetsyan ‘08 (Vanadzor) became the General Sales Manager at Prometal Russia.
Erik Khzmalyan ‘09 (Yerevan) became a Rising Experts Fellow at the Center on Global Interests.
Lucy Manukyan ‘14 (Gyumri) was admitted to Oxford University and received the Luys Foundation scholarship.
Syuzeta Martirosyan ‘12 (Goght) started studies at the University of Barcelona.
Shahen Mayilyan ‘11 (Vanadzor) received the Presidential Award for the Best Student of the Polytechnic University of 2017.
Shahen Mayilyan ‘11 (Yerevan) started working at SFL LLC as an IOS developer.
Arus Melkonyan ‘17 (Jrashen) was admitted to the Zartonk Leadership School for young and active leaders of Armenia.
Anna Mnatsakanyan ‘07 (Sevan) started working as a General Manager and Marketing Assistant at Dufry Group.
Ofelia Papikyan ‘08 (Gyumri) started working as a Calling Operator at the Marriott International Hotel in Yerevan.
Nare Patatanyan ‘17 (Charentsavan) opened an English language training club at the American Corner in Charentsavan.
Narek Sahakyan ‘97 (Yerevan) started working as an English translator at PanArmenian Media Group.
Anna Serobyan ‘11 (Yerevan) successfully graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University in Abu Dhabi.
Mari Sevoyan ‘14 (Yerevan) became an English Language Instructor at Aybuben Camp.
Zaven Snkhchyan ‘16 (Vanadzor) started working as a Software Developer at the ApolloBytes software development company.

Azerbaijan 

Shabnam Akbarli ‘15 (Lankaran) started a new internship in the Public Affairs section of the State Agency for Public Service and Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Israil Alakbarov ‘15 (Ganja) was accepted to the University of Leicester International Study Center through the Erasmus Exchange program, where he will major in Economics and Management.
Aygul Alasgarova ‘11 (Siyazan) attended a seminar on Young People’s Access to Rights in Strasbourg, France.
Nijat Behbudov ‘13 (Baku) is taking part in an internship program at Procter & Gamble in Baku.
Abulfaz Hajizada ‘13 (Lankaran) received a Statesman Emerald Award of Excellence in the category of top international students at Delta State University in Oklahoma.
Alayi Javidan ‘17 (Baku) started a job as an examination controller for the British Councils.
Madina Mammadova ‘13 (Ganja) took part in the regional program of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ismailli Mehman ‘10 (Sheki) started his doctoral degree in Behavioral Economics at the University of Leicester.
Georgia

Nia Aptsiauri ‘17 (Gori), Luka Bedoshvili ‘17 (Gori), Nika Danelia ‘17 (Tbilisi), Gvantsa Dolbaia ‘17 (Tbilisi), David Jintcharadze ‘17 (Batumi), Marina Kikvadze ‘16 (Bukistsikhe), Ekaterine Koblianidze ‘16 (Gori), Tiniko Labakhua ‘16 (Poti), Mariam Arakhamia ‘16 (Zugdidi), and Tatia Rtveladze ‘14 (Gori) interned with Peace Corps Armenia in August.
Tornike Balakhashvili ‘15 (Akhaltsikhe), Nikolozi Gachechiladze ‘15 (Rokhi), and Luka Bedoshvili ‘17 (Gori) were accepted to the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Georgia State Film University.
Ketevan Chitashvili ‘10 (Vale) participated in the Greenheart Global Leaders Conference in Washington, DC from July 30 – August 4.  The conference was organized by the U.S. local non-profit organization Greenheart International, Ketevan’s host placement organization during her exchange year in Caldwell, Idaho in 2009-2010. The conference included visits to the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Capitol building, the World Bank, and Impact hub. Thirty-seven alumni from all over the world took part in the conference.
Anuka Chonishvili ‘12 (Kutaisi) served as the master of ceremonies for the American Embassy’s 4th of July celebration, where she talked about the importance of international exchange programs.
Tamar Kajaia ‘16 (Poti) was accepted to the University Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland.

 

Kazakhstan

Dinara Abuova ‘13 (Shimkent) took part in the Youth Thinkers Society International Model United Nations Conference 2017 in Bangladesh as a moderator and representative of Kazakhstan. She is attending graduate school at the Nazarbayev University.
Maulen Akhmetov ‘14 (Karaganda) was the lead speaker during a social entrepreneurship training at the Volna Resort in Petropavlovsk on August 21.
Maulen Akhmetov ‘14 (Karaganda) received $22,000 from the U.S. Embassy in Astana’s Small Grants program to develop the Kunde Social Café.
Danel Akhmetova ‘15 (Uralsk) and Amina Kosbayeva ‘15 were volunteer English teachers for the Inclusive Project, which provides children from small villages with opportunities to learn the English language and American culture.
Marzhan Alpysbayeva ‘16 (Astana) served as the officer for the AIESEC International Student Organization during the summer of 2017, in which she was responsible for coordinating foreign volunteers in Astana.  Shortly after that, she became a Public Relations manager for the Perceptions Media organization of Nazarbayev University.
Ruslan Askarov ‘14 (Aktobe) received an award for the being most active member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) at the Kazakh-British Technical University.
Adina Bazarbayeva ‘16 (Uralsk) won the Miss Uralsk Award.
Aidana Bikenova ‘16 (Semey) was admitted to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University.  Aidana also took part in the Central Asian Debate Academy in Almaty.
Karina Ibragimova ‘14 (Almaty) received a scholarship to attend German Language Summer Courses in Dusseldorf, Germany through the DAAD Exchange Program.
Aigerim Kagarmanova ‘10 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) was named to the Dean’s List for the Eurasian Studies Graduate Program at Nazarbayev University.
Aynur Kagarmanova ‘13 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) was named to the Dean’s List for the School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University.
Aizhan Kapysheva ‘10 (Petropavlovsk) successfully completed an internship with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa in Amman, Jordan.
Zhibek Karamanova ‘03 (Almaty), the founder of Keremet Holding Law firm, was invited to be a lecturer for the “Introduction to Legal System of Kazakhstan” course at KIMEP University.
Dana Kassymbayeva ‘15 (Astana) became a Public Relations manager for the Perceptions Media organization of Nazarbayev University.
Damira Kassymbayeva ‘15 (Kyzylorda) and Yekaterina Kolesina ‘15 (Uralsk) were chosen by their University to study for one semester at Woosong University in South Korea.
Galiya Kaydarova ‘16 (Astana) was the only delegate from Kazakhstan at the Yale University Young Global Scholars program. She attended the session regarding Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship.
Anastasiya Kazakova ‘16 (Astana) was accepted to and started studying at the American University in Bulgaria.
Almas Kebekbayev ‘08 (Taraz) was invited to participate as a panel judge for the EXPO 2017 UNICEF-organized event focused on “Innovations for Children in the Urban Environment”.
Yernur Kerimbekov ‘12 (Shymkent) started a job at the European Union’s Enhancing Criminal Justice in Kazakhstan project.
Dayana Khaidargaliyeva ‘16 (Almaty) received a scholarship to attend the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
Amina Kosbayeva ‘15 (Aktau) won a U.S. Embassy Alumni Grant to organize a Personal Development Summer Academy for Youth in Aktau.
Altynay Kosherbek ‘14 started an internship at the TOP.kz Company, the CEO of TOP.kz is FLEX Alumnus Almas Kebekbayev ‘08.
Aruzhan Koshkarova ‘16 (Almaty) took park in the Technovation Challenge in August, winning the grand prize of $15,000 to further develop her product QamCare, a mobile application designed to help users keep track of their loved ones.
Karina Lezgiyeva ‘14 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) was named to the Dean’s List at the School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University.
Aygul Makhambetzhan ‘12 (Kyzyl-Orda) received her Bachelor’s degree in Translation from the Suleyman Demirel University and was granted a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Translation from Kazakh National University.
Aygul Makhambetzhan ‘12 (Kyzyl-Orda) was promoted to the position of Director of Hasley Educational Services at the Hasley English Academy.
Batima Myrzabekova ‘12 (Kyzylorda) received new job as a Program Assistant for the U.S. Central Asia Education Foundation.
Ardak Nurazhkanov ‘00 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) was promoted to junior partner at McKinsey & Co.
Angelina Rubis ‘15 (Shymkent) received a scholarship to study at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, California.
Shukrat Sadyrov ‘98 (Kapchagai) founded a Lego Education Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Tomiris Sagidolla ‘17 (Astana) was directly admitted to the School of Science and Technology at Nazarbayev University.
Yegor Sherbatykh ‘14 (Ust-Kamenogorsk) was named to the Dean’s List at the School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University.
Vladimir Shestakov ‘17 (Uralsk) was accepted to and began studying at the Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
Gulnaz Tabynbayeva ‘14 (Aktau) was the Nomad Debate Club delegate for the International Debate Tournaments in Latvia and Estonia.
Zhanna Tsoy ‘11 (Taldykorgan) became a coordinator at TechPark, which will take part in the Go Viral Fest, organized by the U.S. Consulate in Almaty.
Asel Uvaliyeva ‘12 (Almaty) successfully completed a summer exchange program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Yana Veitsman ‘17 (Karaganda) received a certificate from the American Corner and the Maker Space in Karaganda for being an active volunteer.
Kyrgyzstan

Bubunur Alibaeva ‘06 (Osh) assisted the U.S. Agency for International Development in organizing Osh Fest, a festival of culture, traditions, and food with the goal of promoting tourism in Kyrgyzstan.
Aiperi Bakyt kyzy ‘17 (Jalalabad) became a part of Student Parliament at Arabaeva Kyrgyz State University as a first year student.
Cholpon Bolotova ‘17 (Jalalabad) became the president of first year students at the International Relations Department of Kyrgyz National University.
Aisuluu Chotubaeva ‘16 (Naryn), Azat Ismailov ‘14 (Osh) Meerim Ishenova ‘15 (Bishkek), Aidana Madanbekova ‘16 (Osh), Zhanna Marchenko ‘16 (Bishkek), Kanat Osmonov ‘14 (Bishkek), Bekzhan Tashbaev ‘14 (Karakol), and Olga Pykhova ‘16 (Bishkek) successfully completed the Work and Travel program, which provides students with the opportunity to live and work in the U.S. during their summer vacation from college or university.
Duishogul Duishonbi kyzy ‘16 (Naryn) became part of the Student Council at the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University.
Asel Ibraimova ‘16 (Bishkek) successfully completed an internship at the Community Liaison Office of the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek. During her internship she helped organize events at the U.S. Embassy, organized city tours, found hotels for diplomats, and provided translation services.
Aigul Iusupova ‘15 (Osh) became an editor and translator for the Ecocosm project at UNEP.
Altynai Klimova ‘14 (Karakol) is the Office Manager at American Councils in Kyrgyzstan.
Eleonora Kyrbieva ‘17 (Karakol) is the President of first year students in the International Relations Department at the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University.
Anastasiya Lysogorova ‘16 (Bishkek) officially registered and started a Filmmaking Club at the American University in Central Asia.
Sanira-Begim Mamatova ‘13 (Osh) started a Master’s program in International Business Management at the Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea with the support of a scholarship from the Korean government.
Saikal Nogoibaeva ‘09 (Bishkek) was selected to receive the 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.
Aida Oktombekova ‘13 (Jalalabad) started a Master’s of Science in Business Administration at the University of Rome Tor Vergata with the support of a scholarship from the Italian government.
Olga Pykhova ‘16 (Bishkek), who is a student of American University in Central Asia, is participating in an exchange program at the Gachon University in Korea.
Sevarakhon Tadzhibaeva ‘15 (Jalalabad) works part time in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek.
Dastan Talapov ‘16 (Naryn) was accepted to Vistula University in Warsaw, Poland.
Zumrad Tokhtakunova ‘17 (Karakol) was accepted to the Beifang University of Nationalities in Xian, China.
Jibek Turgunbekova ‘13 (Bishkek) participated in the European scientific summer school “Exploring Entrepreneurship” through the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. Jibek was also a recipient of the raised government academic stipend for outstanding community service at the HSE. She is now an alumna of the “X-Culture” online business consulting project.

Moldova

Irina Babuci ‘17 (Edinet) and Vlada Gutu ‘16 (Stefan Voda) were among the Top 100 high school students of Moldova and will receive a monthly scholarship from Edelweiss through August 2018.
Eduard Ciobanu ‘17 (Causeni) was interviewed for National Youth Radio Channel regarding his FLEX experience.
Olesea Furtuna ‘96 (Chisinau) was interviewed by the U.S. Embassy as part of the celebration of 25 years of collaboration between the two countries.  The interview can be found her: https://www.facebook.com/U.S.EmbassyMoldova/videos/10155078247169081/. She is the president of the global entrepreneurship network GEN Moldova.
Iulia Mirzac ‘11 (Chisinau) started working as a Law Coordinator at the University of Oxford. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Maria Panainte ‘17 (Hincesti) was interviewed on a local TV channel regarding her FLEX experience and the opportunity she had as a staff member at Wave Week Moldova, organized by the Creative Development Association.
Cristian Plugari ‘13 (Chisinau) easily completed a 10K in the Moldova Purcari Wine Run and was among the top 30 runners.
Eugenia Popa ‘17 (Chisinau), Alexandru Vlad Murzac ‘17 (Chisinau), and Eduard Ciobanu ‘17 (Causeni) were interviewed for the Matinalii Show on national TV regarding their FLEX experience.
Mihaela Siritanu ‘11 (Nisporeni) is the Vision Project Coordinator at the Thomas Pocklington Trust.
Montenegro

Klaudija Abat ‘16 (Niksic) was a member of the 5th Montenegro Pride Organization Team. She worked on the design of posters and was included in decision making on the logo of the event.
Nermina Abdurahmanovic ‘16 (Berane) enrolled in the department of Engineering at the University of Sarajevo.
Aleksandra Beha ‘17 (Niksic), Bora Bojaj ‘16 (Tuzi), Zerina Bosovic ‘16 (Pljevlja), Milica Bozovic ‘17 (Podgorica), Neda Bulatovic ‘17 (Podgorica), Ivana Buric ‘17 (Bar), Tamara Kadovic ‘15 (Cetinje), Adea Kalac ‘17 (Rozaje), Dusan Korac ‘17 (Bar), Hana Lluka ‘17 (Tuzi), Luka Popovic ‘17 (Berane), Miljan Popovic ‘17 (Berane), Andrea Saric ‘17 (Bijelo Polje), Teodora Vucetic ‘17 (Herceg Novi), Sofia Zugic ‘17 (Podgorica) became City/University Representatives for 10 different cities across Montenegro.
Zerina Bosovic ‘16 (Pljevlja) will study in the Department of Law at the University of Montenegro.
Milica Bozovic ‘17 (Podgorica) was selected to be a participant at the International Youth Conference in Krusevo, Macedonia. The topic of the conference is “The Future of Europe in Focus”, with a goal of organizing youth to build a better future in Europe.
Milica Bozovic ‘17 (Podgorica) participated in the 15th International Youth Conference in Krusevo, Macedonia. This conference gathered young people from South East European countries to discuss European values and leadership.
Neda Bulatovic ‘17 (Podgorica) was selected to take part in the National Selection Conference of the European Parliament Serbia, a non-profit organization which encourages European youth to engage in active citizenship and cultural understanding. Her committee, Employment and Social Affairs, was tasked with developing interest in IT careers among European youth.
Neda Bulatovic ‘17 (Podgorica) participated in UNICEF Montenegro’s conference, “The Power of Adolescence”. During this conference, participants discussed social issues, parenting and youth development, and the challenges of drug and alcohol abuse.
Ivana Buric ‘17 (Bar), Hana Lluka ‘17 (Tuzi), and Uros Pajovic ‘17 (Bar) participated in a public speaking and storytelling workshop “How to Win over a Crowd”, organized by the UN program Kreaktivacija in Montenegro.
Marko Delic ‘12 (Niksic) facilitated an extended orientation program for 55 college freshmen under the supervision of the Academic Success Partnerships department of Eastern Michigan University. They focused on mathematics as a part of university curriculum, as well as leading workshops to familiarize students with the school and ways to get involved. Marco was recently hired in the office of New Student Programming at Washtenaw Community College.
Zorana Dulovic ‘15 (Mojkovac) enrolled in the Department of Organizational Sciences at the University of Belgrade.
Tamara Kadovic ‘15 (Bijelo Polje) received the award for best film project at the Underhill Fest workshop for young females creating films.
Balsa Lubarda ‘11 (Podgorica) was chosen to present his thesis paper at the 6th International Congress on Current Databases in Social Sciences to be held in Istanbul in December.
Matija Markovic ‘16 (Podgorica) will study in the Department of Medicine at the University of Belgrade.  He ranked 5th out of more than 1200 applicants.  He also volunteered at the EFL camp organized for 30 FLEX students in Moldova.
Milena Markovic ‘15 (Cetinje) will study in the Department of Law at the University of Montenegro. Katarina Marnikovic ‘15 (Ulcinj) will study in the Department of Economics at the University of Montenegro.
Maja Mijovic ‘16 (Mojkovac) will study in the Department of Law at the University of Montenegro.
Nina Mitrovic ‘16 (Podgorica) will study in the Department of Engineering at the University of Montenegro.
Jelena Mrdovic ‘12 (Bijelo Polje) completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Montenegro Department of International Relations in Podgorica.
Nemanja Ostojic ‘12 (Kotor) completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Montenegro in the Department of Economics in Podgorica.  Shortly after that he started working in the audit department at Ernst & Young in Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Russia

Yuliya  Abdullina ‘13 (Penza) was chosen to volunteer at the World Youth Forum in Sochi.
Igor Alexeyev ‘99 (Vologda) was on the winning team of the What? Where? When TV show that was aired on Russian Channel 1 television on June 12.
Darya Andreyeva ‘13 is a personal assistant at the INLINE Technologies Group.
Ekaterina Androsovich ‘11 (St. Petersburg) works at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Daniella Aruina ‘15 (Moscow) was elected to be the chair at a youth political forum.  She also received a full scholarship to study at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Irina Belova ‘03 (Omsk) is the Alumni Coordinator at the European University in St. Petersburg. She also designed and successfully implemented a fundraising project for a local dog shelter.
Diana Bikbayeva ‘11 (Ufa) completed a bachelor’s degree from MGIMO and is pursuing a Master’s degree program at MGIMO’S European Studies Institute in EU Law.
Anastasiia Burakova ‘12 (Izhevsk) was accepted at the Higher School of Economics to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology.
Lyudmila Chistyakova ‘01 (Petrozavodsk) is leading an International Financial Reporting event for a fashion retail company.
Anna Glazyrina ‘15 (Polevskoy) was named in the top 10% of her class at the International College of Economics and Finance.
Valeriia Kasho ‘15 (Korolev) received a full scholarship to study at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and will study International Law. She also participated in a German Language Olympiad and won a prize.
Karina Khaybrakhmanova ‘12 (Ufa) started to work as a guide for Chinese-speaking tourists in St. Petersburg.
Liya Khaziakhmetova ‘12 (Betki) is an intern at the Sibur Company.
Yelizaveta Kosareva ‘15 (Bryansk) entered Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with the 70% scholarship. She also took part in Future Business Leaders of America Case competition and placed third in the International Business and Decision Making category.
Vladimir Kostsov ‘13 (Severodvinsk) was part of the team that won the all-Russia Jessup Competition in International Law.
Yevgeniy Lapin ‘13 (Arkhangelsk) was hired as an English teacher at the Association of Olympiad Winners.
Olga Lapina ‘12 (Moscow) received a grant to organize an international scientific congress in April 2018.
Valeriia Medvedeva ‘14 (Stavropol) spent six weeks in India volunteering through the Slum Teaching project.
Alexander Novak ‘03 (Khabarovsk) launched the legal and government relations consulting business www.alexnovak.ru.
Anna Osetrova ‘15 (Samara) received a scholarship through the Alfa Chance program for her academic achievements.
Valeriya Panova ‘14 (Ukhta) had her managerial article published in the Moscow State University newspaper in April 2017.
Valeriya Panova ‘14 (Ukhta) works in the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the Transportation Department
Nikita Pokotilo ‘14 (Ryazan) completed the Schlumberger 2017 Summer Field Camp, where he toured the company’s departments and educational center.
Anna Polyakova ‘14 (Tolyatti) completed a Finnish Language and Culture program in Vaasa, Finland.
Mariia Reshetkina ‘14 (St. Petersburg) studies economics at the Higher School of Economics.
Polina Shabasheva ‘15 (Severodvinsk) works at the Netology Group.
Daniyar Sherimov ‘11 (Shymkent) completed a Master’s degree program and is working on an entrepreneurial venture related to a machine he invented.
Katerina Shipilova ‘09 (Moscow) launched the green business MK Service, which helps companies collect paper for recycling (https://mkservicerussia.com). She will also begin offering guided tours of Moscow through walkandtalk.live.
Ksenia Shneyveys ‘02 (Arkhangelsk) organized a press conference regarding the first Russian-speaking Artificially Intelligent Robot.
Mariya Sokhina ‘15 (Petrozavodsk) will study at Moscow State University.
Asya Soskova ‘96 (Odintsovo) completed three modules of an Embodiment Facilitator Course, a certification program designed to develop stress resilience, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, and conflict management in business settings.
Daria Stratovich ‘13 (Bratsk) successfully manages corporate communications at the Adidas headquarters in Moscow.
Nana Tedeeva ‘14 (Brest) was responsible for logistics in the 1st world Congress of Comparative Economics.
Nataliya Vasileva ‘12 (Vladimir) entered a Master’s program in the Department of Economics of Moscow State University.
Yuliya Yermakova ‘09 (Saratov) works for the National Research Center for Preventive Medicine.

 

Serbia

Maja Brkljac ‘13 (Belgrade) attended a discussion called ‘‘America, Russia and the Middle East’’ held by Vuk Jeremic, president of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD).
Ana Gerginov ‘17 (Novi Sad), Radoš Knezevic ‘17 (Raska), and Tamara Vidić ‘17 (Uzice) participated in a Human Rights forum organized by Student Wave and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission of Serbia and Albania. The forum was held in Tirana and 20 participants each from Serbia and Albania learned about interreligious dialogue, human rights, and how to improve youth cooperation in between Serbia and Albania.
Nikola Ilievski ‘16 (Nis) enrolled in SP Jain School of Global Management in Dubai.
Jelica Jovanovic ‘14 (Brestovik) volunteered at the Belgrade Pride Week where she participated in many discussions, community talks, presentations and debates.
Jelena Kaplanovic ‘09 (Belgrade) started working at the NGO “Agenda” where she will focus on volunteering work with Roma populations.
Andjela Kojanic ‘13 (Lapovo) participated in the seventh Summer Academy Kickstart your Business, organized by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium. Andjela received a full scholarship for this event that focused on entrepreneurship and start-up companies.
Milica Markovic ‘08 (Sinosevic) is the head of a team of tutors at Nobel Coaching in North Potomac, Maryland.
Ana Markovic ‘14 (Novi Sad) received a Erasmus + scholarship to study in Lisbon, Portugal at the Universidade Nova in the Department of Law.
Violeta Milanovic ‘15 (Pozega) participated in an Erasmus+ program, where participants discussed youth unemployment, raising awareness of personal development as well as tolerance and cultural awareness. Participants from Serbia, Portugal, Greece, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy also attended this exchange. There were 35 participants at the event.

Masa Miscevic ‘12 was named the Director of Outreach for the Alpha Phi Circle of the ODK National Leadership Honors Society. Masa, as the Co-Director of Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement (ICCE) Board on ASB Cabinet, served on a panel together with various student organizations to promote collaboration between ASB and LGBTQ+ students.
Gala Patenkovic ‘12 (Belgrade) is a Scholar Coach at the Schuler Scholar Program at Kenyon College.
Teodora Tasic ‘10 (Leskovac) started working as a Project Manager at Belgrade Karizma.
Milos Zivkovic ‘16 (Jagodina) started his freshman year at the University of Belgrade in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He is continuing to work as an online English teacher.
Tamara Velickovic ‘16 (Novi Sad) volunteered at the Exit Music Festival, where she worked at the information stand and helped with the clean up.
Marko Vignjevic ‘14 (Pancevo) and Dusan Ilic ‘08 (Nis) presented about the FLEX program at the “I Came to Play” basketball camp held in Letenka.

 

Tajikistan

Zinnat Kataeva ‘11 (Isfara) is the office manager at the Climadapt EBRD Project in Dushanbe.
Farzona Khojaeva ‘15 (Regar) is a 3rd year student at the Financial and Economic Institute of Tajikistan. This year she received a scholarship to study for a semester at the Narxoz University in Kyrgyzstan.
Suhaylo Mamadniyozova ‘16 (Dushanbe) is an intern at Finca Bank in Dushanbe.
Amir Merganov ‘16 (Panjakent) was accepted to and received a full scholarship to study at the University of Mysore in Pakistan.
Timur Niyazgulov ‘13 (Qurgonteppa), through an exchange program between the American University of Central Asia and Bard College will take part in an internship at the Global Action to Prevent War and Armed Conflict in New York City.
Nurbakhsh Sartib ‘15 (Khorog) is an intern at the Coca Cola Company in Dushanbe.
Nilufar Umarova’ 15 (Dushanbe) is an intern at the Yusk Company.
Firuz Yogbekov ‘15 (Dushanbe) is the president of the Debate Club at Russian-Tajik Slavic University. He received full scholarship to attend a Youth conference in Malaga, Spain where he and others will meet high level politicians and discuss issues faced by religious minorities.
Turkmenistan

Banush Abdurasulova ‘17 (S. Nyyazov etrap) was accepted to the Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly to study the English Language.
Oguljan Amannayeva ‘14 (Mary) enrolled in University of Medical Sciences in Istanbul to study Medical and Aromatic Plants.
Bagtygul Annayeva ‘09 (Ashgabat) was hired as a Financial Analyst at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development in Ashgabat.
Sindi Bahshiyan ‘15 (Balkanabat) was accepted to a Bachelor’s program in Logistics at the University of Business and Administration in Gdynia, Poland.
Myahri Bakabuliyeva ‘09 (Mary) graduated from Vitebsk State University named after Masarov with a degree in Psychology.
Shanaz Bayramdurdyyeva ‘17 (Turkmenbashy) was accepted to Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey, to study International Relations and received a full scholarship.
Kachara Beshimova ‘09 (Turkmenabat) graduated from the St. Petersburg State University with a Master’s Degree in European Societies.
Kachara Beshimova ‘09 (Turkmenabat) was hired by the Balich Worldwide Shows organization as a Stage Manager Assistant. This organization is conducting opening and closing ceremonies for the 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.
Shanazar Chariyev ‘11 (Mary) graduated from Voronezh State University of Forest and Technology named after G.F. Morozova with a degree in Management.
Ayna Durdyyeva ‘16 (Dashoguz) received a full scholarship from the Turkmen government to study Economics and Management at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.
Altyn Gara Dashly ‘17 (Ashgabat) and Nikita Starov ‘17 (Ashgabat) were accepted to the U.S. College Preparatory Program (Prep4Success), administered by American Councils for International Education.
Aygul Gara Dashly ‘10 (Ashgabat) completed a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Manhattanville College in Harrison, New York.  She was hired as a translator/interpreter at the Dalchyn Language center in Ashgabat.
Muhammet Garajayev ‘16 (Mary) received an Appreciation Award for volunteering for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games from Ministry of Education.
Yakup Garayev ‘14 (Ashgabat) received a Global Achievement Scholarship for International Students at Cascadia College, WA.
Serdar Gayibov ‘17 (Mary) and Eziz Nurmamedov ‘17 (Mary) were accepted to the EducationUSA Undergraduate Cohort Advising (UCA) program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Janet Genjiyeva ‘15 (Turkmenabat) participated in the VII Congress of the Association of Foreign Students (AFS) of Russia in Kursk.
Muhammet Hanov ‘ 09 (Dashoguz) was hired as a Computer Operator at Dashoguz Power plant.
Jennet Hojanazarova ‘16 (Ashgabat) successfully graduated from the Undergraduate Cohort Advising (UCA) program.
Jennet Hojanazarova ‘16 (Ashgabat) and Madina Tuhbatullina ‘14 (Dashoguz) are students at Waldorf University in Iowa.
Selbi Ilmuradova ‘17 (Turkmenabat) was hired by the Balich Worldwide Shows organization as a Junior Stage Manager. This organization is conducting opening and closing ceremonies for 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.  She was also hired as a Junior Stage Manager by the Balich Worldwide Shows (BWS) company, an Italian firm that is supporting event management services for the Asia Games 2017.
Malika Inoyatova ‘11 (Dashoguz) successfully graduated from Kharkiv National Medical University with a Bachelor’s degree in General Medicine. She also volunteered during the 5th Asian and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat. During the games she provided guidance to foreign athletes and assisted with translation.
Shakirjan Kabulov ‘16 (Ashgabat) is a student at Emporia State University, in Kansas, where he will study Business.
Nasiba Mangliyeva ‘09 (Ashgabat) was nominated to participate in 2017 South American Business Forum (SABF) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also took part in the video competition Spanish in a Day and won the contest.  As a result, she will receive a one-week Spanish course tuition waiver to study at the Santiago de Compostela Institute in Spain.
Mirzabek Matyakubov ‘15 (S.A.Nyyazov etrap) was accepted to study Turkish at TÖMER College in Kutahya, Turkey.
Kervenmyrat Myradov ‘17 (Ashgabat) and Merjen Palvanova ‘17 (Ashgabat) were accepted to the EducationUSA Undergraduate Cohort Advising (UCA) program for 2017-2018 academic year.
Shatlyk Penayev ‘13 (Mary) is a student at the International University of Humanities and Development, in Ashgabat where he will study Computer Programming. He also received an Appreciation Award from the Ministry of Education for volunteering for the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
Meylis Rahmanov ‘15 (Turkmenabat) participated in the Central Asian Youth Network seminar organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Center in Astana, Kazakhstan. After the seminar, the alumnus was invited to tour the headquarters of the OSCE Organization in Vienna, Austria.
Gulnar Resulkulyyeva ‘14 (Turkmenabat) studies at the Moscow Aviation Institute National Research University. She successfully passed exams administered by Higher School of Physics and Mathematics at the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI) and as a result has the opportunity to teach math and physics to high school students of 10th and 11th grades as a part of a university internship.  Busy Gulnar will also volunteer at the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) in 2018.
Kumushay Rustamova ‘14 (Turkmenabat) volunteered in a school in India where he taught English to 6-8 graders and shared his knowledge about Russia. Rustamova’s work helped to broaden students’ minds and perspectives and make education more accessible.
Lale Saparova ‘17 (Mary) is a student at the International University of Humanities and Development in Ashgabat to study International Relations and World Politics.
Nasiba Sharipova ‘16 (Turkmenabat) is a student at Trakya University in Turkey and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature.
Nikita Starov ‘17 (Ashgabat) was hired as a Junior Assistant Stage Manager at Balich Worldwide Shows (BWS) company, an Italian firm that is supporting event management services for the Asia Games 2017.
Tatyana Trufanova ‘14 (Turkmenabat) graduated from the Undergraduate Cohort Advising (UCA) program.
Anastasia Ulakina ‘15 (Turkmenbashy) is a student at the Russian State Institute of Economics named after G. Plehanov and will study Financial Management.
Bibihatija Velieva ‘17 (Balkanabat) was accepted to Astrahan State Medical University in Astrahan, Russia, to study medicine.
Diana Volkova ‘15 (Ashgabat) successfully completed a FLEX Summer Internship 2017 at the American Councils for International Education in Ashgabat.
Arazgul Yagshygeldiyeva ‘15 (Dashoguz) was accepted to the Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly and will study English.
Oguljemal Yaryyeva ‘11 (Turkmenabat) graduated from St. Petersburg State University with a Master’s degree in European Societies. She is currently working as a Translator at Dalchyn Translation Company.
Ilhan Yollyev ‘11 (Turkmenabat) opened the Translation Agency Broco – www.Broco.msk.ru in Moscow.

 

Ukraine

Daria Batalova’12 (Vinnytsia) completed the Young Ambassador Program as part of the Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business Conference in Caux, Switzerland.
Anhelina Batsalay’ 16 (Vinnytsya) visited her host-family in the U.S. They traveled together to Orlando, Florida.
Yuliia Bychkovska’16 (Zhytomyr) was accepted to Columbia College in Missouri.
Kristina Chelmakina ‘08 (Kyiv) was accepted to the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland to the Department of European Interdisciplinary Studies to pursue a Master’s degree.
Iryna Dobrohorska ‘11 (Lviv), Anastasiya Rohova ‘16 (Khmelnytskyy), Pavlo Odnonozdryev ‘17 (Dnipropetrovsk), Kyrylo Shturbabin ‘14 (Luhansk), Maksym Popovych ‘09 (Novyy Rozdil), Iryna Loyik ‘06 (Kolomyya), Diana Pashkevych ‘17 (Ivankiv), and Daryna Kulaha ‘17 (Zhytomyr) participated in a lecture with former Secretary of State John Kerry on September 15.
Oleksandra Fillipovich ‘17, Anastasiya Malenko ‘17, Vlada Zahoruyko ‘16, Anastasiya Kovalova ‘16, and  Maryna Shykun ‘13 volunteered at one of the most important business events in Ukraine: Olerum Forum 1.
Roman Fishchuk ‘04 (Ivano-Frankivsk) is the Head of the Clinical Trials Department at Central City Clinical Hospital.
Anna Homelyik ‘14 (Brovary) was accepted to the Inholland University in Holland to study International Media and Entertainment Management.
Mariya Hondar ‘14 (Kharkiv) received an Erasmus+ scholarship to study International Relations at the Turku School of Economics in Finland.
Hanna Khmelovska ‘16 and Vlada Zahoruyko ‘16 participated in the 2nd Baltic Forum of the European Youth Parliament.  As a member of the Employment Committee, Mariya and her fellow delegates discussed how to combat unemployment by investing in start-ups.
Olha Kotlyarska ‘12 (Kremenets) will study at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Law.
Mariya Kovalchuk ‘15 (Kyiv) and Viktoriya Honcharuk ‘16 (Baranivka) were accepted to the LCC International University in Lithuania to study International Business Administration.  Yana Ustymenko ‘16 (Tavriysk) will study Communication at LCC.
Oleksandra Kovalska ‘17 (Vinnytsya) was accepted to Jagellonian University in Poland and will pursue Bachelor’s degree in Experimental Physics.
Olena Kozyr ‘16 (Kyiv) was accepted to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. She was recently a model at the Vancouver Fashion Week Fall 2017 and participated in 8 shows.
Yevheniy Kripak ‘16 (Rokytne) studies at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG).
Oleksandra Kuzmenko ‘16 (Kyiv) was accepted to the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, CA.
Valeriya Moroz ‘16 (Kyiv) was invited by UNESCO to be a speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in Seoul, Korea. In addition, Valiriya became a Youth Ambassador for the European Union.
Andriy Obruch’17 (Cherkasy) was accepted to the Preshov University in Slovakia.
Olena Onufriv ‘15 (Lviv) gave a speech at General Assembly of United Nations in New York City after becoming one of 59 winners of the Many Languages, One World Competition.
Iryna Onyshko ‘15 (Korostyshiv) was a winner of Yale Young Global Scholars Program and spent July in New Haven studying Applied Sciences and Engineering.
Karina Pasholka ‘14 (Kyiv) received a scholarship to study in China at the Xi’an Jiaotong University for a half a year.
Mykhaylo Pimenov ‘95 (Kyiv) was the head of the team of organizers who sent the first Ukrainian Delegation in history to the Invictus Games, which took place this year in Toronto, Canada. https://www.kyivpost.com/sport/ukraines-invictus-games-team-wins-medals-support-canada.html
Anton Podilchak ‘03 (Novyi Rozdil) was named the Chairman of the Regional Coordination Council Western Ukrainian Office at European Business Association.
Anastasiya Podosenova ‘15 (Cherkasy) traveled around Poland and Ukraine with her former host-family. They visited 7 cities, including Krakow, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Izmail, Odessa, Kharkiv, and Kyiv.
Lesya Pohorila ‘15 (Kyiv) was selected to be the chair of the committee for the upcoming European Youth Parliament conference in Yerevan. The chair of committee is responsible for collecting everyone’s ideas regarding the topic of discussion and navigating the group to pass a resolution.
Anastasiia Ponomarenko ‘15 (Mariupol) was selected as one of the most outstanding students of the university and was given an opportunity to attend one of the most important business events in Ukraine the Olerom Forum 1 for free.
Maksym Popovych ‘09 (Novyy Rozdil) started working at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Ukraine.
Yuliya Popyk ‘14 (Kyiv) received an Erasmus+ scholarship to study Political Science at the Sciences Po University in France.
Anastasiya Romanuyk ‘14 (Lutsk) is a Financial Auditor at Deloitte Poland.
Olha Ruda ‘11 (Velyki Mosty) and Maryna Mykhailenko ‘13 (Zhytomyr) were invited to meet with the Minister of Youth and Sport of Ukraine as the United Nations Youth Delegates. They also participated in the UN Assembly in New York in September.
Viktoriya Rudyk ‘17 (Vinnytsya) was accepted to the British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Business to study International Business Management.
Kyrylo Shturbabin ‘14 (Luhansk) received an Erasmus+ scholarship to study Political Science at Charles University, Czech Republic.
Lyudmyla Tautiyeva ‘10 (Luhansk) is a Junior Policy Analyst at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Anna Voloshenko ‘01 (Komsomolsk) is the Head of Strategic Communications at the International Renaissance Foundation.
Mariia Akhmadiar ‘16 (Odesa) entered Centennial College in Toronto, Canada to study International Business.
Olha Chichikalo ‘12 (Dnipro) is a Contract Copywriter at GENESIS.
Mariia Donets ‘15 (Odesa) and Anna Bondarenko ‘12 (Odesa) started a new chapter of their organization, the Ukrainian Volunteer Service, a non-profit organization aimed to develop volunteer opportunities in Ukraine.
Yana Holoborodko ‘15 (Kremenchuk) started a new position as Programming Intern at Asseco Data Systems.
Alisa Hryhorovych ‘17 (Odesa) became a finalist of Ukraine Global Scholars Program.
Hanna Khmelovska ‘16 (Odesa) took part in the 11th National Selection Conference of European Youth Parliament of Ukraine.
Ihor Kyryliuk ‘11 (Mykolayiv) visited his host family in Iowa.
Maryna Larina ‘13 (Oleksandriya) was accepted to the Freie Universitat Berlin to pursue a Master’s degree.
Olesia Litvinova ‘13 (Ohtyrka) became a member of the cabin crew of Qatar Airlines.
Mariia Melnyk ‘14 (Dnipro) was chosen by the Department of International Relations of National University Odesa Law Academy to take part in a summer school program on Intellectual Property Law which will take place in Krakow, Poland.
Mariya Melnyk ‘14 (Kryvyy Rih) served as an interpreter for an International Seminar Transformation of Ukrainian Society.
Serhiy Rokachov ‘12 (Simferopol) is an Account Coordinator at ROKT.
Yuliia Rusianovska ‘15 (Mykolayiv) is a Resident Assistant at LCC International University in Lithuania.
Yana Ustymenko ‘16 (Tavriysk), Myroslava Yarkova ‘16 (Nova Kakhovka), and Eduarda Fediukova ‘16 (Mykolayiv) were accepted at LCC International University.
Anton Boyko ‘17 (Kovel) became a student of Kyiv National Economic University and is majoring in international economy.
Anna Brukh ‘17 (Chervonohrad), Bohdana Kondratyk ‘17 (Truskavets), Tetyana Lekhush ‘17 (Sambir), Khrystyna Radysh ‘17 (Ivano-Frankivsk), and Maryana Samariv ‘17 (Kolomyya) are students at the Ukrainian Academy of Leadership.
Dariya Reshetukha ‘16 (Novoyavorivsk) is a student in the Department of Computer Sciences at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Stefaniia Doroshenko ‘17 (Rivne) was accepted at Ivan Franko Lviv National University where she will study English Philology.
Andriy Haliv ‘16 (Kolomyya) was accepted to Ivan Franko Lviv National University and will study Applied Mathematics.
Kyrylo Korol ‘13 (Brody) is a participant of the Ukraine-Canada Parliamentary program and was accepted at the Ukrainian Catholic University where he will pursue a degree in law.
Olha Kotlyarska ‘12 (Kremenets) will pursue a Master’s degree at University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Oleksandra Kotsyriy ‘16 (Lutsk) was accepted to Northwestern University in Qatar, where she will study Communications.
Liliya Makhynko ‘13 (Lviv) is participating in the Ukraine-Canada Parliamentary program.
Olha Mirchuk ‘17 (Ivano-Frankivsk) was accepted to and received a scholarship to attend the University of Alberta, Canada, where she plans to major in business management.
Oksana Moroz ‘08 (Ivano-Frankivsk) took part in the Edmund S. Muskie Internship Program. Currently, she is interning at the Intensive English Communication Program at Penn State University.
Nastasiya Kovalenko ‘16 (Lviv) is a student of the Ethics-Politics-Economics program at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Olesya Tretyak ‘16 (Lviv) is a student of the Computer Science program at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Yuliya Petriv ‘10 (Kalush) received a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia to study e-Governance Technologies and Services at the University of Tallinn, Estonia.
Roman Polishchuk ‘13 (Kovel) is a participant of the Ukraine-Canada Parliamentary program.
Tetyana Yezerska ‘17 (Novoyavorivsk) is a student in the Computer Science program at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Yaryna Peretyatko ’17 (Zhovkva) is a student of the Department Chemistry at Ivan Franko Lviv National University.