Ambassador Jones recently met with 43 high school students who are departing to the U.S. for the 3rd edition of the FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) in Poland. Highlighting the unique opportunity these students will have while in the United States, Ambassador Jones challenged the students “to be ambassadors of Poland while in the U.S. and to return from your exchange ready to share it with your friends and family in your hometowns.”
The program gives them the opportunity to study for one year in an American high school and live with an American family and aims to promote mutual respect and understanding between the citizens of the United States and the people of other countries.
FLEX is a one year exchange program, fully-funded by the U.S. Department State, for high school students who travel to the United States for the entire school year. The program aims to strengthen ties between U.S. citizens and representatives of other countries. This is the 3rd edition of the program in Poland and to date, 60 Polish high school students have participated in this very popular exchange. The students often live in smaller, rural towns across America and actively participate in school and local activities including sports, volunteering and supporting non-profit efforts in their local communities.
Students are selected based not only on their academic performance but on their interest and activities showing leadership and involvement in their local communities.
For more information about the program and applying please visit http://americancouncils.pl/programs/future-leaders-exchange.