Study abroad in high school on a scholarship in Kazakhstan, Poland, or Ukraine!

Living with a host family and attending a local school for an academic year, Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Abroad students promote mutual understanding between the United States and their host country by forming lasting relationships with the local community. FLEX Abroad is a new, full scholarship program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

By participating in FLEX Abroad, you will develop leadership skills, make friends in other countries, learn about a new culture by living with a host family, and gain an understanding of global interests and values that are shared across cultures. Your experience will promote the development of respectful and enduring relationships between Americans and citizens of other countries, while giving you new insights into your own culture and the world.


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The U.S. Department of State reserves the right to amend the FLEX Abroad country list at any time.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens ages 15 to 18½ years at the start of the program and currently enrolled in high school are eligible to apply. Complete details are available here and in the application.

  • We welcome applicants that represent the diversity of the United States, including students with disabilities.

For more information

Download the FLEX Abroad program brochure to share with your friends and school! 

Check out this playlist of informational videos over on YouTube!

"The program opened my eyes and heart to the global community. By being a daughter, sister, and friend, I was able to learn about and share culture. I now have two homes, two families and countless friends from around the world."

Alum of FLEX Abroad’s sister program,
YES Abroad