Participate

FLEX welcomes students and U.S. host families to take part in the program!

FLEX is a merit-based scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State. The FLEX competition is open to all students who meet the basic eligibility requirements established for their home countries. Recruitment for each program year takes place beginning in September and October across Europe and Eurasia and involves three rigorous rounds of testing. To find out how, when and where to apply, contact the American Councils office in your country by clicking here.

Host families are the heart and soul of the FLEX program. Families who are interested in opening their homes to a FLEX student can read more about this unique experience here by visiting the Participate >> Hosting section of this website, or by following the link below to hosting.state.gov. A general hosting inquiry can also be submitted using the link below.

The FLEX program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs