FLEX Alumni Programs
This website will connect you with the online applications for the many opportunities available to FLEX Alumni and selected other U.S. government exchange programs. Throughout the year, this may include:
- FLEX Alumni Individual or Group Grants Program
- FLEX Alumni Travel and Professional Development Grants
- FLEX Alumni Virtual News Literacy Workshops
- FLEX Alumni Virtual Exchange Workshop
- FLEX-Ability Workshops
- Alumni Internship Program for FLEX and YES Alumni
- Uzbekistan Youth Leadership Conference
For additional information, expand the program listings below.
Project and Travel Grants
The FLEX Alumni Grants Program assists past participants of the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) to contribute to the development of their countries and support their individual or group project or travel for professional development initiatives.
There are two grant applications available during the year:
- Travel and Professional Development Grants - NOW OPEN
- Individual or Group Project Grants - NOW CLOSED
FLEX Alumni Virtual News Literacy Workshops
The FLEX Alumni Virtual News Literacy Workshop is an eight-day online training for FLEX alumni with a guided series of live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) modules as well as collaborative online activities.
FLEX Alumni from any program year from all FLEX countries may apply.
There are two applications available:
- Mentor Application for FLEX Alumni Virtual News Literacy Workshops - NOW OPEN
- Participant Application for FLEX Alumni Virtual News Literacy Workshops - NOW OPEN
FLEX Alumni Workshops
Each year American Councils for International Education organizes numerous alumni workshops (ex. FLEX-Ability Workshops) funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
There are two applications available:
- Mentor Application for FLEX Alumni Virtual Exchange Workshop - NOW CLOSED
- Participant Application for FLEX Alumni Virtual Exchange Workshop - NOW CLOSED
Alumni Internship Program for FLEX and YES Alumni
The Alumni Internship Program for FLEX and YES Alumni (from South East Europe and Senegal) provides the opportunity for interns to work within a cohort, participate in professional development trainings, engage with senior alumni, and enter into a valuable network of peers. The Alumni Internship Program for FLEX and YES Alumni (from South East Europe and Senegal) is designed to expand the professional capacity and network of junior alumni in the career field of their choosing and empower participants with the tools needed to become self-reliant learners.
American Councils provides dedicated internship placement to fit the interests and goals of interns. Interns will receive a stipend of US $500 to support their living costs (and, if applicable, travel costs.) A U.S. mentor guides career development goals during an orientation session and through online sessions during the program.
- FLEX or YES South East Europe and Senegal alumnus/a in good standing in their alumni community
- Enrollment at a higher education institution at the time application is submitted
The FLEX/YES Alumni Internship Program application is now OPEN.
Uzbekistan Youth Leadership Conference
The three-day conference aims to build relationships among participants and U.S. Government alumni to promote cooperation among the groups and develop networks of cross generational community builders in Uzbekistan. The conference will include training and skill development sessions in leadership, civic responsibility, diversity awareness and tolerance, and community engagement. Participants will have the opportunity to broaden their networks and boost their leadership skills. Participants will be better prepared to address community needs and social concerns in Uzbekistan following their participation in this workshop. Each participant will be required in advance of the event to identify and research a specific issue or concern in their community and will receive support in conducting effective needs assessments from workshop mentors through pre-workshop meetings. During the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to develop plans for addressing community needs while also attending trainings to develop their leadership skills and learn more about the U.S. approach to development at the community level with a focus on promoting mutual understanding.
U.S. Government-Sponsored program alumni living in Uzbekistan are invited to apply to attend this event as a speaker or a participant.
The Uzbekistan Youth Leadership Conference application is now OPEN.