The Bradley Herald FLEX alumni newsletter, named after the founding father of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program, Senator Bill Bradley, is now available online at www.bradleyherald.com. Administered by American Councils for International Education, FLEX is a U.S. Department of State-funded program that sends students from ten Eurasian countries to study in American high schools for one academic year. Today the FLEX alumni community is 20,000 strong and continues to grow.
The Balkan Language Initiative is the perfect opportunity to study a Balkan language and culture in an overseas, immersion setting. Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, and Serbian languages programs are currently being offered in their corresponding countries. Expert faculty from leading local universities will conduct courses during the fall, spring, summer, and academic-year terms. Program highlights include staying with host families, experiencing local culture, and logistical support from on-site American Councils offices.
The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. Current programs include two to three week reciprocal exchange programs with Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay and five to eight week one-way professional development programs to Greece, India, and Italy. All Educational Seminars cover airfare, program preparation, travel health care, and living costs.
The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) places teachers from China and Egypt in K-12 host schools around the U.S. TCLP guest teachers instruct students in Mandarin or Arabic language and culture for one academic year. Hosting an exchange teacher allows schools and districts to build relationships with native Arabic and Chinese speakers, connect with schools overseas, increase capacity in their language programs, and bring international perspectives to their faculty and student body. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support. To increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages, selected host schools receive access to grant opportunities to support language-learning projects.
CLS is a U.S. Department of State program offering intensive overseas summer language institutes in 13 critical foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students. Summer language institutes are seven to ten weeks long and are only open to U.S. citizens.
A-SMYLE and YES South East Europe students write about their experiences on program in the United States and back at home as alumni in their newsletter, Balkan Youth Voices.
Applications are now available for the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program, an international student exchange program for American high school students.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Under the gracious patronage of His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, and Mrs. Natalia M. Kislyak, and
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. The Honor of your presence is requested at the Special Concert and Dinner Reception Launching the Russian Chamber Art Society's 2011-2012 concert season.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation, Golden Hall
2650 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
To purchase tickets online, go to:
To purchase tickets by mail:
Send check to: RCAS P.O.Box 1772 Annandale, VA 22003
Check out the most recent issue of the A-SMYLE and YES SEE programs' newsletter, Balkan Youth Voices.
The winners of the 2010-2011 program year's Distinguished Leadership Awards were announced this week. Congratulations to all of the recipients!