Ulan is a freshman in the International and Business Law Program. This is his story:
“I chose the Department of International and Business Law for several reasons. I have always wanted to link my future life to jurisprudence and to become a judge. Given the shortcomings of the legal system in the Kyrgyz Republic, I believe that there is a need for professional, young, creative and honest lawyers in order to function in an increasingly complex and globalized world. Certainly it is not easy to be a professional and successful lawyer. You must have the necessary qualities such as perseverance, leadership, an analytical mind, and a willingness to study hard. During high school I tried to develop these qualities, and I learned teamwork, dedication, perseverance, honesty, and hard work. I learned English, because it is the language of international communication. I was an active member of the debate club, where we learned to argue and clearly express our opinions. I consider it my civic duty to contribute to the development of the legal system in the Kyrgyz Republic, and to the facilitation of entrepreneurship and economic growth in general. I also want to provide for my family, and make sure that they are able to live a good life.”
Ulan is requesting a loan to pay for his higher education.
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.