Gaini is a first-year student of the American University of Central Asia, department of Business Administration. This is her story.
"Finishing school is the beginning of the new independent life for millions of school leavers. The new world full of excellent prospects and opportunities, never seen before is open in front of them.
But a great responsibility lies on graduates. Because of the decisions they will have to make for their future. It is easy to get lost in the great diversity of universities. I have chosen AUCA. Competition has become more and more drastic and a prestigious job will attract hundreds of candidates to apply. Only those who have a good educational background can get good job. AUCA is the best university in Central Asia.
Graduates of AUCA have more opportunities than graduates of other universities. The approach of professors and the system of education is very different from other universities. Students really enjoy spending time at the university. Here students are given an opportunity to grow, prepare for future independent life, learn to think creatively and communicate with representatives of other nationalities and cultures.
I passed an annual training in New Generation Academy at AUCA, which allowed me to acquire knowledge required for admission to AUCA. Among other opportunities that AUCA gives to students, one of most important is financial support. All AUCA students are eligible to apply for financial support, which is very helpful to them. I would like to take an opportunity and apply for a Kiva loan that will help me 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.