FLEX alumni are invited to apply for matching funds of up to $500 to implement local community service projects for Global Youth Service Day weekend: April 21-23, 2017. Choose one of the six GYSD causes: health, environments, poverty & hunger, education, human rights, or community building, plan a project and apply for a GYSD grant. Find out more  here and apply today.
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January 2017 Vol 2, Issue 2
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FLEX Alumni Grants Programs
FLEX alumni are invited to apply for FLEX alumni travel and project grants. Applications for the FLEX Alumni Grants program are live and available.
Learn more here .

Thank you FLEX Alumni!  
Over 15% of all FLEX alumni took part in the Alumni Survey. The FLEX Alumni Office would like to thank you for your contribution. By analyzing the results we will be able to measure the impact of the FLEX program and highlight the value of the program for years to come.  If you haven't taken the survey yet, complete the survey today here   and enter for a chance to win exclusive Amazon gift card giveaways. 
Deadline: January 31, 2017. 

Apply to Attend Global Village
Apply to Attend Global Village
The Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry is a five-week intensive program on the Lehigh University campus that will take place on June 24 - July 29, 2017. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available to FLEX alumni to attend the Global Village. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. The application is available  here . Read details on FLEX Alumni website before applying. Good luck!

Emin Eminzada (Azerbaijan) 'Everyone Needs a Breakthrough Moment'
Emin's story may resemble a classic Hollywood film, but behind each success hide long days of hard work. One of his great successes, being admitted to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, California happened while he was an exchange student. Read the full story here.

Global Youth Service Day Application Tutorial
Global Youth Service Day Application Tutorial
The GYSD Grants deadline is right around the corner.  If you are planning to apply, we recommend that you watch the Global Youth Service Day application tutorial. This tutorial will guide you through all of the steps of the application form and give you a few handy tips along the way. Apply today! 

Astana, Kazakhstan Charity Ball
The Astana Ball is twice the winner of the 'Brightest University-Wide Event of the Year' nomination, attracting over 2000 guests and numerous partners.  The 2017 Ball was organized with the support of a FLEX Alumni Grant won by alumni from Kazakhstan Symbat Kismelyeva '13 and Asel Uvaliyeva '12. The main performance of the event was a waltz by  24 pairs, carefully selected among hundreds of aspiring students and Astana youth. Find highlights from this magical night here.  
American Culture Oasis in Mary, Turkmenistan
In the middle of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan lies an oasis where the city of Mary is located. And in Mary, just like in a nesting doll, another oasis is tucked away - an American cultural center where local students learn about international programs, take part in exciting educational projects and are given opportunities to apply to U.S. colleges. Read more about the amazing alumni and projects taking place at the American Corner, here .
The Merchant of Venice in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Andriy Lunin '16 was the originator of the Shakespeare performance, organizing it as part of the Drama Club that he created after his participation in the FLEX program.  Andriy promoted the idea of putting on the English-language  play on the stage of his school.  The positive response of the student body was such that the alumnus needed to find additional organizers and a larger stage!  More than 90 students came out for auditions and Andriy reached out to the FLEX alumni community for help. Read the full story  here.
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