The United States Ambassador to Hungary has announced that the US government’s Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program is now accepting applications from Hungarian high school students for scholarships to study in an American high school for one year.
“I’m excited to announce that we are expanding the FLEX program to Hungary,” Ambassador Cornstein said. “This program is a fantastic opportunity for talented Hungarian high school students to study and live in the United States for one year."
"The expansion of this important exchange program to Hungary is part of our commitment to building stronger connections between Hungarians and Americans. I’m confident that the American host families and high schools in this program will be very impressed by the Hungarian students, and all of the participants will greatly improve their understanding of the other country," he added.
The program is fully funded by the US Department of State, which has provided scholarships to over 27,000 secondary school students from 20 different countries in the past 26 years. There are currently 922 students studying in the US on the FLEX program. Its aim is to promote respect for cultural diversity and friendship between the United States of America and 20 different countries, including Hungary.
Hungarian school students aged 15-17 are provided the opportunity to experience the American way of life by studying in a US high school and living with an American host family
Application information is available through the US Embassy website. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is October 31st, 2018.