Ilyas is a student at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) and here is his story:
My name is Ilyas. I graduated Kyrgyz-Turkish High School this year and enrolled the American University of Central Asia, because it is one of the best universities in Central Asia and particularly has a very good reputation in our country. I am sure that it will give me a very good opportunity after graduation and all other students who graduate from this university are definitely ready to raise our country to a new, industrial level of development. I have enough knowledge and desire to study at AUCA. I had high grades at school, and above-average results in admission exam. I also took part in the city Russian language Olympiad.
It is difficult for my family to cover full tuition fees, which caused my application for a financial aid. It is very good opportunity that AUCA gives to its students. KIVA loan will make life easier to all the students that will get a financial support from them.
I am aware of AUCA students to be working in big companies of Kyrgyzstan, thereby recommending AUCA as one of the best universities. When I graduate AUCA I definitely find a prestigious job like those successful alumni and have a power to change our country. Now it is the key point in the development of our country, and we need someone who can skillfully manage the finances of Kyrgyzstan. I believe that the American University of Central Asia will give the most necessary knowledge and abilities to become a professional specialist. I will do my best to satisfy you with my achievements also.
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.