It was a period of positive emotions for the FLEX program. Good news has been shared with the finalists of this year’s contest, and now they are even more responsible for the next important steps they have to make. For those participants who have not become finalists, we congratulate them once again for their ambition and for successfully passing the first two rounds and hope to see them again in September 2019.

As it is still a lot of work to do before the finalists arrive to the United States, FLEX program team works to prepare all necessary documents for the students throughout the program. In addition to the administrative part, each participant will be prepared to meet the challenges he/she will face in the new school. For this, the finalists will participate in the Pre-departure Orientation Workshop in the summer of 2019. At the workshop Native American teachers along with FLEX Alumni will create the atmosphere of a real American school for a few days here in Chisinau and will share their advice on how to be successful on the program. To get prepared and inspired for the workshop, program Alumni from 2017, Mihaela Pinzari and Eduard Ciobanu, together with the AC Moldova Acting Country Director Elliott Estebo, traveled to Kiev, Ukraine on March 22-26 to participate in Training of Teachers workshop.