Aidana is a student at the American University of Central Asia, in the department of International and Business Law; this is her story.
“The American University of Central Asia opens doors to the future, which gives a chance for self-realization. This university is one of the best universities in Central Asia. I would like to become a highly qualified lawyer, as high qualified specialists are always in demand. AUCA gives great academic, professional, and social opportunities to its students. It is the first university in Central Asia offering liberal humanitarian academic programs, accredited in the USA. Graduates of AUCA gain diploma accredited in Bard College, USA. Many graduates of AUCA continue studying in such reputable educational institutions as Harvard, Yale, University of Indiana, Sorbonne, CEU, etc.
Another positive side of AUCA is that it gives financial support to almost all its students. I would also like to take this opportunity to apply for a KIVA loan, because my family is not able to cover the tuition fees fully.”
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.