Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) provides scholarships for high school students from central and eastern Europe in addition to Eurasia and Mongolia to spend an academic year in the United States. 

PAX hosts many FLEX students, and we love to hear their stories of how international exchange impacts their lives. Each FLEX student is part of both the FLEX and PAX families during their time in the U.S. and receives support from both.  

Support comes in many forms, including a stipend, orientations, and contact throughout the year with their PAX local community coordinators. Like all PAX students, they share stories about daily life in the U.S, their host families, and the many new experiences that are part of every exchange year. In addition to reading their stories below, be sure to learn more about both the FLEX program and becoming an exchange student host family.