When Jelena Jevtic first heard about the U.N. Youth Assembly, she wasn’t sure if she should apply.

This year’s Top 30 Under 30 Ukrainian Leaders includes politicians, entrepreneurs, athletes, and two Future Leaders Exchange Program alumni.

A U.S. Department of State initiative trains and employs FLEX alumni to teach English to promising students from underserved regions of Moldova. 

Students are never bored at the American Corner in Mary, Turkmenistan, a cultural exchange and education center that hosts over 40 activities every month. 

The performing arts career of Emin, a FLEX alumni from Azerbaijan, reflects countless hours of hard work and an unrelenting desire to connect the world through music.

An international education recap from our FLEX, YES, and Cultural Bridges students. 

At the Eastern-Europe FLEX-Ability Workshop in Kvareli, Georgia, 62 alumni of the Future Leaders of Exchange program known as FLEX gathered at the Ministry of Justice Training Center. Alumni representing the past nine years of the FLEX program travelled to the workshop from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine with a shared goal: take a community need and transform it into a social enterprise using entrepreneurial skills, technology, and STEAM techniques. (STEAM is science, technology, engineering, and math, plus arts.)

During an official visit to the country of Georgia this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made time to meet with alumni from the Future Leaders Exchange Program.


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