Nurlan is a student of the American University of Central Asia, department of Psychology and here is his story.
“I have always wanted to study at the American University of Central Asia. Because it has everything to learn, grow, develop, become independent, and be self-disciplined. The main value of education and that is why – my main reason and wish to be part of AUCA. Also, it is worth mentioning that there is modern, up to date equipment, and facilities needed for education.
This university is the spirit of unity and freedom. Here all students are given an opportunity to express and discover themselves. The administration of the university pays great attention to the students social life, especially where vulnerable groups are given chances and opportunities.
AUCA has many departments, but I chose Psychology Department. Because I would like to know more about the human mind, character, way of persons’ mind – human is the most mysterious creature. Even nowadays, 21st century when science and technology are well developed there still are possibilities of human mind, intellect are not discovered till the end. From my own experience there were some decisions or choices to do something I wanted. That is why I want to study at this department and not only develop and improve my personality, but I want to help and advise people.
The last thing I want to mention is that during the 10 year anniversary “Debut”, where I was responsible for organization of the event, I met lots of AUCA graduates, and they all are well-respected everywhere because of high quality education.
There is also another part of my story. I am not able to fully cover my tuition fees, but AUCA gives another unique opportunity to its students, which is a loan. The loan is given to all students applying for financial aid, which is supported through Kiva. I am very happy that AUCA cooperates with such a great organization that gives us students such opportunity.”
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.