Eliza is a student of the University of Central Asia in the department of Anthropology. Below is her story.
“I finished New Generation Academy at AUCA this year, which I am very proud of. To accomplish my goals in my life, it is necessary for me to overreach an education after my preparatory program at this university. I think that AUCA is the right place to acquire a high level education. Since my childhood, I have been interested in diversity among people and cultures and I developed a great passion to learn about them. Therefore, I enrolled in the department of Anthropology. Studying in the department will give me an opportunity to express what I want to do and where I want to be in my life. My ability to know new things and use them to my advantage will surely be beneficial in furthering my education and career. I believe that if I study hard, stay focused and strive for what I believe, I will be rewarded greatly. I strongly believe that one day I will achieve my goals and reach my dreams.
AUCA gives a unique opportunity to all the students providing them with a loan. I would like to apply for a Kiva loan, which will give an opportunity to cover my tuition fees.”
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.