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.
April 26, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John A. Heffern hosted scores of Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program alumni--from the earliest years of the program to recent participants--as well as parents, teachers, school directors, and employers of FLEX alumni at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan in celebration of the 20th anniversary of FLEX.
April 25th, the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program in Ukraine celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the new Embassy of the United States Kyiv. More than 150 guests attended the event, including 85 FLEX alumni from nearly all program years, Ukrainian secondary and higher education representatives, other U.S. government sponsored exchange program alumni, Embassy and USAID staff, former and current Ministry of Education & Science officials, and other government officials. For most of the Ukrainian guests, including the FLEX alumni, it was their first time at the Embassy’s new facility.