FLEX is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government. The FLEX competition is open to all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements established for their home countries.
FLEX Program will be conducting testing for the 2023-2024 program year online in the fall of 2022.
Applicants can participate in the recruitment process from any location that has Internet access, using either a mobile device or a computer.
Round 1: Open to eligible applicants from September 2 – October 13, 2022. This round includes a preliminary online application and 3 essay questions that must be submitted within 10 days of starting the application.
To apply, visit https://ais.americancouncils.org/flex
Round 2: Students will be invited to take part in an online English test.
Round 3: This semi-finalist round will include an interview, 3 more essay questions, the full application, and a comprehensive English test. Students who pass to this stage will be invited to participate by the American Councils office in their country.
After applications are received from all candidates the documents are sent to Washington, DC for the selection committee to review. The results of the competition are expected in April/May 2023.
Once results are released, finalists and alternates prepare necessary documents for their U.S. visa and school registration. All finalists are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation before going to the USA.
Finalists selected in the spring of 2023 depart for the United States in August 2023 and return to Ukraine in May and June 2024.