Anna is a student at the American University of Central Asia, in the department of International and Comparative Politics. Here is her profile.
“Study at the American University of Central Asia was my dream, because I believe that high-quality education plays an important role in everybody’s life and gives an opportunity for a better future. AUCA is the best university in Central Asia, with the best professors. In addition AUCA hosts a variety of concerts and activities that help students develop their characters, new skills, etc. with the help of various competitions. An active life in AUCA brings its students together. Thousands of us want to study at AUCA, and I am really happy to be part of it. So, taking an opportunity, I am also applying for a Kiva loan to help me cover my tuition.”
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.