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FLEX Alumni Programs

This website will connect you with the online applications, surveys, and reports 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 and Project Grants
  • 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
  • Project Grants Online Final Report - NOW OPEN

This is also the place to login to complete your project report after you have completed your project. We recommend you review the required report before your project is complete to determine the information you will need to submit. Due to the pandemic, this year both the 2020 and 2021 reports are listed. Ensure you select the appropriate report year.

Here are resources you should find useful:

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).

These applications are available:

  • FLEX-Ability Workshop Project Grants - NOW CLOSED

Following the program of 2022 FLEX-Ability Workshop on Well-being and Resilience, each workshop participant is required to implement at least one post-workshop project that utilizes or shares the knowledge and skills gained through this workshop in his/her community. To support these efforts, each participant will be eligible to receive grant funding of up to $250. Participants are allowed to work in groups to combine awards for a larger project if interested.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

The FLEX/YES Alumni Internship Program Survey will be submitted three times during your internship: first week, mid-point, and last week.

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