Aizada is a student of the American University of Central Asia, and here is her story.
Choosing a university is very important, and maybe even the main step that can influence your life and future. It is as important as a choice of profession. So in order to love your future job, you must not make a mistake, not only with the choice of profession but also with a choice of a proper university. I had a very big desire to study at AUCA and I am happy that my dream came true. AUCA will help me to get the best education, new opportunities and a bright future.
Nowadays education is the main tool to attain all your aims and become a successful person. If in the past the strongest person was one who had a powerful weapon, now it is brains and an acquired education. I think that AUCA has all the resources to give opportunities to students who try to get higher knowledge. One of the most important factors is the professional teaching staff which consists of experienced objective Kyrgyz and foreign professors who give significant knowledge and teach students both theoretically and practically.
AUCA is a place with new opportunities and new people for me. I can get acquainted with more people and thus, have more possibilities to share my feelings, opinions and just spend a good time with them. Fortunately, this year I had a chance to be a dance instructor for AUCA students in one important event and I found many friends there. I know that because of the American system of education I have an opportunity to choose different subjects and study with different students on each course. When I enter the building of AUCA, I immediately feel an absolutely diverse and very pleasant atmosphere, like I am in another world. Besides, in this university I will have different opportunities, since AUCA provides students with different internships, projects, student programs, clubs and extracurricular activities.
Unfortunately, my family is unable to cover the tuition fees fully. Therefore I am applying for a Kiva loan. Kiva loans are one of great opportunities that AUCA gives to each student.
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.