Future Leaders Exchange

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FLEX students on Capitol Hill for closing ceremony.

FLEX Celebrates 21st Year

The Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) celebrated the end of its 21st year with approximately 168 students of this year’s 800 scholarship recipients.

Photo of John Kerry and Michelle Obama presenting award to IWOC honoree

2013 International Women of Courage Awards

Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women's equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.

Youth exchange participant and host family.

Experience America through a High School Exchange

Every year, the State Department brings almost 2,000 high school students from almost 50 countries to live with an American host family and go to high school for a year.

Nadezdha Pak

Shaping the Future of the Kyrgyz Republic

Nadia Pak, an alumna from the Kyrgyz Republic, is working with other FLEX alumni to mobilize Kyrgyzstani youth to be more active citizens.

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