The FLEX Alumni Photo/Video contest is an annual competition for FLEX alumni to submit photos and videos that they have taken during their alumni activities. Submit your photos and videos that put a spotlight on the goals and the essence of the FLEX Alumni program. Click here for details.
View on Instagram
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Pinterest
View our videos on YouTube
 
July 2016 Vol 2, Issue 2

Apply for Eastern Europe FLEX-Ability workshop 2016 before the deadline. Click
HERE for the application and details.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
More jobs and  op portunities  at 
( The FLEX Alumni Website)

JOB OPENING FOR ANALYST IN UKRAINE!
The Office of the Minister of Finance of Ukraine is looking for a person to fill in the position of analyst in the Department of International Communications. 

2017 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM!
This program is designed to provide opportunities for Azerbaijani citizens to continue their education via master's degree studies in the U.S. universities.  Attend a session on  Monday July 11 at 19:00 at the Baku American Center.  Applications must be submitted online here  by  July 15th 2016.

DAAD MASTER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN GERMANY!
Submissions due by July 31. Apply for a full tuition scholarship and a 750 Euro/month stipend to study Public Policy and Good Governance. Apply HERE!

WAISLITZ GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD!
Global citizens (18 years and older) who work to end extreme poverty are eligible to receive this award.  Winners will receive up to $50,000 for their project, and a trip to New York.   Find out more by  clicking here.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM 2016!
You can receive full funding to attend the IYF workshop in Bali, Indonesia from October 9-14, 2016.  Applicants must be 18-26 years old.  Click here to apply by July 30. 
ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

KAMRAN LATIFOV '12 AZERBAIJANI POP SINGER WITH A GLOBAL OUTLOOK!
"The FLEX program gives us a truly global outlook. Having been influenced by two cultural traditions, we can now take the best from both and explore new ideas. 
I couldn't even imagine that I would reach THE VOICE's quarter-finals"-   Kamran Latifov, FLEX '12 alumnus & Pop Singer from Azerbaijan talks about his journey with us in this exclusive interview. 
EMIL KURBANOV '11 AND THE TOOTHACHE THAT INSPIRED AN AWARD-WINNING VENTURE!
" Don't be afraid of being creative and experimenting with new projects. Some of your ideas may not work out - don't feel downhearted about it! Be active from morning till night and keep in touch with each other,' is Emil's message to the FLEX and GHSEP alumni communities.  Read here about Emil's dental tourism business in Georgia.
NEWS
The Guzgef School In Tajikistan is going solar, taking its first steps towards this dream with the help of UNDP and crowdfunding. To support this project,visit the project on INDIEGOGO at:    http://bit.ly/29vpsaD.   Almost 70% of the population of Tajikistan live in rural and mountainous areas where electricity is available for no more than three hours a day. At the same time the country enjoys 280-330 sunny days a year. Solar energy could be a solution to many challenges the country faces.  Read more about this project and how FLEX Alumni are improving Tajikstan through this  extraordinary venture.
During an official visit to the country of Georgia this week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made time to meet with young Georgian entrepreneurs in tech, including FLEX Program &  Georgia High School Exchange Program alumni. Magda Magradze (FLEX '95), Nikoloz Gachechiladze (FLEX '15) and Nino Nanitashvili (GHSEP '10) were among the alumni who
walked around old town Tbilisi with Mr. John Kerry before sitting down for delicious dinner.  Read details here.
Nikoloz Gachechiladze, Georgian FLEX '15 alumnus and a student at LCC International University in Lithuania recently presented at Stanford University's Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He pitched his idea for Motion X - software aimed to simplify the creation of online education courses to increase accessibility and decrease costs of university-level

APPLY FOR 1000 GIRLS, 1000 FUTURES PROGRAM!
1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program pairs STEM-focused high school girls with dynamic, motivated female mentors for a year-long, one-to-one mentorship that exposes students to innovative programming focused on developing essential 21st century skills. Learn more or apply now

Join the #WhyHostingMatters campaign by sharing your own "Welcome new students" advice. We welcome you to join this campaign, which aims to draw attention to the benefits of hosting a State Department high school scholar.  The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and its implementing youth exchange partners are leading the way with the  #WhyHostingMatters  Social Media Campaign on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, with a different theme each month. 
 Access Knowledge. Access the World.