Nurzada is a first-year student of AUCA, department of Economics. Here is her story:
“I have dreamed about studying at a university with the best professors and all opportunities for students. The person who influenced me was my teacher of English. She taught me not only the skills to communicate, read and write in English, but also to be honest, kind and responsible. I decided to enter AUCA and am very happy to become part of it now. AUCA is the best university and has a high reputation in our country.
My mathematics background will give me an opportunity to be one of the best students, as the lyceum where I studied is one of the leading schools, and it produces students who are skilled in maths. Therefore I entered the Economics department.
Amongst other opportunities, AUCA provides financial aid to all its students, through Kiva loans. I would also like to take the opportunity and apply for Kiva loan. It will give me a great ability 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.