The United States is committed to expanding opportunities for Kazakhstanis to study and train in the United States, including through the Future Leaders Exchange
(FLEX) and Fulbright Programs, and to continuing U.S.
Pavel Astakhov, Russia's child-protection ombudsman, said Washington violated the terms of their Future Leaders Exchange
Program (FLEX) when it allowed an American homosexual couple to adopt the boy.
Today, nearly 2,000 high school students from more than 50 countries participate in exchange programs such as the American Serbia Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), Future Leaders Exchange
(FLEX) and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programs.
The students have received scholarships through the Future Leaders Exchange
Program sponsored by the U.S.
On Wednesday, Astakhov said that Russia had pulled out from the American sponsored student exchange programme for high school children, Future Leaders Exchange
(FLEX), due to US failure to comply with obligations concerning children's return back to their country after the programme.
The division's Future Leaders Exchange
, Youth Exchange and Study, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange and American Serbia & Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange programs have brought more than 2,300 high school students to the United States to live for a year with host families and study in American schools.
Academic Year in America is seeking families willing to host high school exchange students through the Future Leaders Exchange
and Partnership for Learning Youth and Study programs.
Two Grade 11 students, Nurmatova Nosiba and Nurlan uulu Erlan, were selected to study in the USA under the Future Leaders Exchange
(FLEX) Program in 2010 and 2011.