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What is FLEX?
Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program launched in 1993, on Senator Bill Bradley’s idea who believed the best way to achieve mutual understanding and peace is to bring young people closer to each other. To enable international youth to learn about the American life and culture living in the United States while Americans can also learn about foreign cultures and people.
FLEX is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, operating in several countries in Europe and Asia. Each year, over 35,000 students compete worldwide in multiple rounds of testing to earn the scholarship.
The scholarship provides a full academic year living with an American host family, attending a U.S. high school, enabling participants to fully immerse into the American culture.
FLEX students gain a whole new skillset while studying, they also act as “ambassadors” of their countries and teach Americans about their home countries, cultures, habits. FLEX students also participate in many extracurricular activities, including community service in their U.S. communities and volunteer projects. Many FLEX students bring home the spirit of volunteering to their home countries and they often launch local community projects upon their return.