I had been among very few selected students from my country to go on an exchange program in the US, called FLEX in 2005.
Our Hosting Experience- Veteran Host Family- The Boyd’s
I can’t tell you how happy we are to be a part of the FLEX and YES family.
Exchange Year Through My Eyes- Sara Malik (2014-2015; Pakistan/CO)
It almost feels like as if it was just yesterday when I was on my own on a plane not really knowing what to expect but excited for what the future had for me
My Exchange Year- Cristina Snatinschi (2014-2015; Moldova/CO):
My year in America was, as one of my American friend said, “A tough, but wonderful one”.
The Story of How We Became a Host Family
A coworker of mine, Margie Wilhelm, who is also a coordinator for World Link, happened to stop by my office and shared with me that she was looking for a host family for a bright young lady from Kazakhstan.
My Exchange Year- Petros Mkheyan (2014-2015; Armenia/CA)
Hi, my name is Petros Mkheyan, and I’m World Link exchange student with the FLEX program and I’m from Armenia.
BYLP Alumni Builds Therapy Garden for Disabled Children
The experience on the Belarus Youth Leadership Program for Daniel Emelianov (2014; Svetogosk, Belarus/CO) opened his eyes and his heart.
World Link Cross-Cultural and Diversity Immersion Workshop 2015
Our journey began for 4 World Link staff and 14 coordinators in Chicago for two days of planning and discussions about the World Link FLEX and YES Programs for next year.
February 2015 YES National Student of the Month- Iva Valova (Bulgaria/CA)
When YES student Iva Valova headed to California last August, she wasn’t dreaming of stardom. But half a year later, Iva, who hails from Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is a local celebrity around Hanford, CA, admired for her creative and energetic work to help military veterans. She was also chosen as student of the month at Lemoore […]
January 2015 FLEX National Student of the Month- Dana Kasymbayeva (Kazakhstan/CA)
Dana, a World Link Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) student from Kazakhstan, has exuded passion and zeal for all aspects of the exchange program from day one. She is an exceptional student and active member in school clubs and sports. She has shown her commitment to sharing her culture by giving 20 presentations since her arrival. […]