The Future Leaders Secondary School Exchange Program (FLEX)
FLEX Program brings Russian high school students to the United States to live with American host families, attend high school and experience community life for an academic year. The program is fully funded by the U.S. government and is administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Recruitment is through an open competition organized by American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS) in conjunction with the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. Successful applicants have adequate English language proficiency, a satisfactory academic record, and the personal skills, qualities, attitude, and motivation to enable them to succeed as exchange students.
Recruitment for academic year 2013-2014 will be conducted in September – November 2012. It will be open to all Russian students who:
- are presently studying in the 8th, 9th and 10th grades
- are learning English
- were born in the period between 01 January 1996 and through 15 July 1998
- possess personal skills, qualities, attitude and motivation that enable them to succeed as exchange students
- are eligible to receive a U.S. visa.
Please visit American Council's website to view the testing schedule for various cities in Russia, and for additional information about the program: http://flex.americancouncils.org.
American Councils for Int'l Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Tel: (495) 638-45-58,