FLEX exchange student and her host parents meeting the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan during a trip to Washington, D.C.
Gulnura and her host parents pose with Ambassador K. Toktogulov of Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan in America

My trip to Washington, D.C. was the greatest! We went to several museums and toured many historical buildings. We were able to visit with my country's embassy and ambassador (pictured) as well. I really liked seeing the Capitol building, the White House, and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. I am so proud of my smart host dad. He explained the significance of every room and every picture in the White House, telling me stories about the presidents who lived there. I am super grateful to my host family for giving me such an amazing opportunity to see the U.S. capital.

—Gulnura (FLEX, Kyrgyzstan), hosted by the Sims family (AL)