This story is part of a series of blog entries to mark the 20th anniversary of the Future Leaders Exchange program (FLEX) in Ukraine. FLEX is the U.S. Government’s premier high school exchange program. For more information about U.S. exchanges please click here.
Posted by: Antonina Radzihovska
Future Leaders Exchange Program 1996-1997
Tottenville High School
New York, New York
In 1996-1997, I participated in the Future Leaders Exchange Program. I was lucky to live in one of the biggest cities of the world – New York. My first trip to the United States gave me a good start to my future education abroad, which eventually led me to a successful career.
In New York, I graduated from Tottenville High School with a Diploma with Honors. I felt it was not enough, and soon after I got my education in economics at Nottingham University Business School, London, UK where I majored in Marketing and General Management.
After finishing my education I worked for the investment fund SigmaBleyzer. After that, I worked for one of the largest cell providers in Ukraine – Kyivstar, where my project “djuice” brought in over $2 billion in the six years of my work there. Now I run my own consultancy business “Acctiva Consulting”.
I am sure my first trip to the U.S. helped me in achieving what I have now. It was definitely a good start to my further achievements.