This year had a huge impact on me. I’ve understood how it’s important to volunteer and contribute to your community, maybe by just doing small, but very meaningful. I’m still a FLEX state representative in the Kiev region. I love being engaged with the FLEX community back home because I feel like this exchange year never ends! It has changed me once and forever, and I’m so grateful to the U.S. Department of State for giving me this incredible opportunity.
—Julia (FLEX 2015/16, Ukraine) hosted by the Hamilton family (LA)