The Future Leaders EXchange (FLEX) Program


Who is eligible for the FLEX program?

High school students from the countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan are eligible for the FLEX program.

What are the age and class requirements for the FLEX program?


Country Class Requirements Age Requirements
Armenia 8th and 9th Classes  Born between January 1, 1984 and July 15, 1985
Azerbaijan 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1982 and July 15, 1984
Belarus 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1982 and July 15, 1984
Georgia 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1982 and July 15, 1984
Kazakhstan 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1982 and July 15, 1984
Kyrgyzstan 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1982 and July 15, 1984
Moldova 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1982 and July 15, 1984
Russia 9th and 10th Classes  Born between January 1, 1983 and July 15, 1984
Tajikistan 9th, 10th and 11th Classes  Born between January 1, 1984 and July 15, 1985
Turkmenistan 8th, 9th and 10th Classes  Born between January 1, 1983 and July 15, 1984
Ukraine 9th and 10th Classes  Born between January 1, 1983 and July 15, 1984
Uzbekistan 9th and 10th Classes  Born between January 1, 1983 and July 15, 1984

How can eligible students apply to the FLEX program?

In the fall of 1998, an open competition will be administered by ACTR/ACCELS in all twelve countries of the NIS. Student recruiters travel to designated cities and proctor English exams to eligible students. 

The competition will run in three stages. The first stage consists of a multiple choice English exam. Candidates who pass are eligible for the second round, a multiple choice oral and written English exam that also requires students to write an essay. Those candidates who make it past the second round are given an application and are interviewed by an ACTR/ACCELS representative. Students must come to the competition with proof of age eligibility.

To learn more about the recruiting schedule, please contact the nearest ACTR/ACCELS office.

Contact: Dee Aronson, FLEX Program Officer

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