The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for cooperative agreements for the FY 2019 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program:
Host Family and School Placement and Monitoring Component.
The FLEX program addresses U. S.
foreign policy goals by enhancing relations between the United States and the countries of Europe and Eurasia, which promotes international understanding of American values.
Eurasia includes Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
The FLEX program provides scholarships for European and Eurasian high school students to live in American society for an academic year to attend a U. S. high school.
In turn, these students expose U. S. citizens to the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of people in Eurasia.
Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) are invited to submit proposals to identify host schools; vet, select, and monitor host families; and place, support and monitor a portion of the students participating in the FLEX program during the 2019-20 academic year.