On the third week of Access Summer Camp, students had a great presentation about FLEX Program, delivered by Eliza Malcoci, FLEX Alumna ’18, and Corina Turcan, FLEX Alumna ’18.

They just arrived from their exchange year from the USA and they presented how was their year there. They have shared their FLEX Experience, how they lived one year in the USA. Also, alumni explained to Access Students how is to live in a host family, study in an American high school and why is important to do volunteering. Eliza was hosted in the state of Washington, and Corina in Iowa State.

Access Students cannot wait to apply for this exchange opportunity, because this is a great achievement to develop the language outside the country, they eager to register once the applications will be opened and live their American dream.

The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program offers high school students (15-17 years) an opportunity to learn about the people and culture of the United States through international exchange while attending a U.S. high school and living with a U.S. host family.

The FLEX program is funded by the United States Government and aims to promote respect for cultural diversity, provide opportunities for personal development and engage in community service, as well as improve mutual understanding between our countries by allowing young citizens of Eurasia to have the opportunity to observe and experience the U.S. way of life for an academic year, as well as help, teach Americans about their own countries and cultures. The FLEX program is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The FLEX program is supported at the local level by U.S. citizens and local secondary schools that voluntarily host, educate, and support students with no financial compensation. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the FLEX academic year program has provided scholarships to over 26,000 secondary school students. In 2017-18, 800 students are studying in the U.S. on the FLEX program (plus/or country-specific number).

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