Navigation Menu+
Loading Events

« All Events

American Leadership Experience (ALEX)

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

As an extension of FFI and the mission to “To promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people”, our local chapter is hosting a group of 7 Albanian delegates and their leader from Oct 1-9, referred to us by the American Leadership Experience (ALEX).

These delegates are young adults/university students (ages 18-19) who intended to have a year as high school exchange students
through the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) or the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) programs. Due to COVID, they were not able to have that experience. Instead, they will participate in a 2 week program in the US, with a week in Washington, DC, then a home
hosted week with us in Iowa. ALEX and OPEN WORLD/COIL (Congressional Office for International Leadership) are associated with FFI as an additional opportunity to host international guests. Friendship Force of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City has a long standing connection, having hosted Open World many times over
the past 20+ years. Our goal is to make ALEX and especially Open World programs more instructional with a specific theme. The
The programs for the Oct 1-9, Albanian ALEX participants are being put together now. If you have an interest in planning social activities, overnight hosting, day hosting or dinner hosting, please contact Judy Miner at, host coordinator.


October 1 @ 8:00 am
October 9 @ 5:00 pm