When FLEX participants return, the program isn’t over. On the contrary, their return marks the beginning of a new life full of opportunities and experiences because FLEX participants return as members of the active FLEX alumni family!
FLEX alumni have a chance to implement their skills and knowledge they have acquired in the United States and help their communities. FLEX Alumni Coordinator supports and helps the FLEX alumni to recover from the cultural shock of returning to Armenia after a year in the U.S., find friends with similar interests, overcome problems, and attain their goals – personally and professionally. FLEX alumni have the outstanding opportunity to participate in democracy-building workshops and round-tables, professional development seminars and trainings, sports events, monthly meetings with experts from different fields, volunteer activities, social events and holiday celebrations. These opportunities are the first steps to becoming the Future Leaders of Armenia.
However, more active FLEX alumni communities are in 4 regions: Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, and Sisian.
FLEX alumni are eligible to join the U.S. State Alumni website, which is specifically designed for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs, including FLEX. This is a place where they can find out more about job and grant opportunities, as well as find alumni and host families. Among many other things, the website has a calendar of upcoming alumni events, a photo gallery and a variety of discussion forums. Interesting FLEX Alumni stories, professional opportunities, events and more information about alumni from all of the FLEX countries can also be found on the Bradley Herald, the international FLEX alumni website.
The FLEX Alumni Coordinator keeps track of the contact information for alumni in order to keep them up-to-date on volunteer and development opportunities. To ensure that alumni from the regions remain active and engaged, there are FLEX alumni City Representatives centered in Vanadzor, Gyumri, Sisian, Dilijan, Arbat, Karakert, Masis, and Abovyan.
You can learn more about Armenian FLEX alumni and their activities via social media by following the alumni on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
For upcoming events and suggestions for FLEX alumni activities please feel free to contact the FLEX Alumni Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org