Maksat is a student of the American University of Central Asia, department of Business Administration and here is his story:
“I have chosen to apply to AUCA because it brings innovative ways of education to people that are seeking knowledge. One of the main things I do really enjoy is that no person is forced to make a decision on his career and life during the entrance to the university. Personally I was in the middle of cross roads deciding whether to pursue a career in the field of business or engineering. I was always fond of working in a team, being a leader who inspires everyone and also taking advantage in learning from experiences of others. I believe both engineering and business are successful when a person can cooperate with others and bring in new different ideas to the table.
Kyrgyzstan is a perfect place for new developing small business because of its location, nature and costs of living compared to other places in the world. It would be mutually beneficial for Kyrgyzstan and small businesses to help the business grow and expand out to CIS and later on go global. As a result, the whole world would discover Kyrgyzstan for themselves and if they decide to visit us, they would fall in love with our country from the first visit. I believe that will help our country achieve and maintain politically stable situation and increase political and economic awareness among people.
I want to pursue my bachelor degree at the American University of Central Asia, because I think it would be the ideal place for me to understand myself, and gain invaluable knowledge and experience to further help my country develop. Hopefully, the AUCA community will help me to build up and shape myself.
I also want to mention that AUCA gives great opportunities, which is financial aid. I would like to apply for a Kiva loan, which is available for every student of AUCA.”
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.