American Councils celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program which is responsible for bringing over 22,000 international high school students to study in the U.S. American Councils marked the occasion by hosting a reception on Capitol Hill with Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 180 current FLEX students, FLEX alumni, host families, and NGO-partners joined Members of Congress to attend the celebration being held in the Longworth House Office Building.
American Councils has been named one of the “50 Best Nonprofits to Work For” in the United States for the second time. The honor was announced in the April issue of The NonProfit Times, which featured the publication’s fourth annual list of the top-ranked employers in the nonprofit sector.
Dr. Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education led an American Councils delegation to Mongolia on March 5 - 7, 2013, to meet the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his key cabinet ministers. President Elbegdorj expressed his gratitude to American Councils for organizing “The Media & Presidential Politics: Spotlight on the 2013 Inauguration,” an executive training and content-based language acquisition course for a Mongolian media group in Washington, D.C. in January-February 2013. The President emphasized his commitment to increase the number of journalists from Mongolia taking part in American Councils professional programs in the U.S., as well as other potential areas of cooperation in education and professional development.