Rezeda is a student of AUCA, in the department of International and Business Law. Here is her story.
"The most important period in life for the person is the choice of future profession. Therefore, it is necessary to approach to this choice very carefully, considering all pluses and minuses, to understand whether you will be able to be engaged in the chosen business for the rest of the life. I have done my choice and decided to study in International and Business Law department. As I consider, a lawyer has to have a huge stock of merits, such as responsibility, logical thinking, persistence, confidence, good memory, initiative, emotional stability.
"It is inconceivable to imagine the worthy lawyer without the following human qualities such as fairness, honesty, justice, responsiveness, humanity, a feeling of honor, decency, respect, conscientiousness, high idea of a professional duty. It is by far not the complete list, but I believe that the main qualities were noted by me.
"Everything that I listed is close to me. For this reason I choose the profession of lawyer. Also, a legal education promotes development of the personality as it includes studying historical, public and social disciplines, which are very interesting to me.
"My profession will allow me to help people who need my help. Barriers and difficulties which will get in my way of study time and also after it attract me and give a peculiar motivation to development. I want to help people and constantly feel that I am necessary to them.
"AUCA will give me a quality education by means of which I will be able to achieve my goals. I very hope to study in AUCA, where I will learn from qualified teachers, experts of their business. I plan to increase the acquired knowledge and courageously to go by my own way [to a] bright future. Modern society needs good experts of law, which I hope to become. 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 [a] 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.