Chyngyz is a freshman in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program. This is his story:
I want to attend AUCA for many reasons. I know many people who have gone to AUCA and all of them have said that it is a great place to study and that the students are always successful in getting a job when they finish.
Every person has its own talent. At AUCA I hope to develop my talent in several directions. Right now, I am most interested in software engineering and mathematics. In high school, I was able to work with computers to develop some programs and websites and I really like the technical challenge. I hope to learn how to do network administration and also to program in other computer languages. AUCA has a strong program in this and many of the alumni work for big technology companies, like Microsoft and Cisco.
I hope that, in the future, I will be able to work for such a company and be able to help my parents, who have already made a huge investment in my 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.