Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)

Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)

The Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) is a cultural exchange program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered in the Republic of Uzbekistan by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) and supported by the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent and the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The program provides students from across Uzbekistan with the opportunity to study in a U.S. high school and live in an American host family for one academic year.

Applicants can participate in the recruitment process from any location with Internet access, using either a mobile device or a computer. FLEX recruitment includes three rounds of rigorous testing:

  • Round 1: Open to eligible applicants from September 1 – October 15, 2021. This round includes a preliminary online application and 3 essay questions that must be submitted within 10 days of starting the application.
  • Round 2: Students will be invited to take part in an online English test.
  • Round 3: This semi-finalist round will begin in November and include an interview, 3 more essay questions, the full application, and a comprehensive English test.

FLEX competition is open to all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements established for their home countries.

The FLEX scholarship competition is merit-based and open, at no cost, to applicants who meet the requirements listed below. Students with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the competition. Students may only apply once to the program during a given recruitment cycle.

Eligibility requirements for the 2022-2023 program

Those wishing to apply to the program must:

  1. Be a citizen of Uzbekistan, and be able to receive an international passport
  2. Be born between January 1, 2005 – July 15, 2007
  3. Be enrolled in a secondary school, 9th,10th,11th grades, or 1st/2ndyear lyceum or college at the time of application
  4. Have an academic standing of good or better
  5. Have previously studied English and demonstrate English language ability at the time of registration
  6. Meet U.S. visa eligibility requirements

To apply, please visit: https://ais.americancouncils.org/flex

For more information, please contact American Councils for International Education at flex.uz@americancouncils.org or +998-78-150-7150.

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