"How did Access Microscholarship Program change my life? " by Vlad Ciuperca, Access-Ungheni Alumna
ACCESS Changed My Life
I am an ACCESS alumni from Ungheni. ACCESS gave me the opportunity to develop my English and
leadership skills, and assisted me in becoming a finalist for the FLEX program.
Through FLEX I had the possibility to study for one year in the United States. During my visit I was
involved with a number of different clubs and participated in volunteering opportunities.
I am proud that I was selected by World Link to participate in the Civic Educational Workshop in
I also received a certificate from the US Department of State for completing more than 100 hours of
I shared my experience in the United States with the new ACCESS group from Ungheni. I encouraged
the ACCESS group to gather information about problems that Moldova is facing.
Then I set up a Skype conference between them and the Lifesavers Club members at my host school.
Both the American and Moldovan participants found the exchange interesting and informative.
When I returned home, I became an ACCESS teacher-assistant. Now, we work with iEARN organization
on different projects such as "Education Worldwide" project and our group taught English basics lessons
to kindergarten kids. We build a better society together.