Iuliia is a first-year student at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). She considers AUCA one of the best universities in the Kyrgyz Republic as it has American standards of education, and she started to prepare for entrance exams long ago.
Iuliia’s family income is not high, as the only breadwinner in the family is her mother, so she is not able to afford full tuition at AUCA. She hopes to get financial support from Kiva, which will cover part of these expenses.
Iuliia has been very active in her studies in school, participating at different Olympiads and other social events. She was a president of her group at high school where she had an active position. Also Iuliia has been awarded first places in city vocal competitions. In addition, she is a winner of a music contest among young performers, “Stream 2013,” that annually takes place at AUCA. So the above-mentioned experience could make her one of the best students at AUCA.
She considers the opportunity to study at AUCA an award for her excellent, hard-working and profound studies and her participation in different educational and social programs. Now she wants her dream to come true to study at one of the best universities in Central Asia.
About American University of Central Asia
The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary university in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1993 with the support of the United States Government and the Open Society Institute, it provides a unique American-style liberal arts curriculum for top students in the region.
About 90% of AUCA students receive financial aid of some sort. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to supplement financial aid packages with loans offered to students starting their freshman year at the university.