Chyngyz is a student of the American University of Central Asia, department of International and Business Law. Here his story:
“The main thing for a person is the right profession. I want to become a lawyer. To get a high quality education, I enrolled at AUCA, department of International and Business Law. I think that is the most prestigious university in Central Asia which has American system of studies. In the future, when I become a highly qualified lawyer, I want to help people in my country. The moral satisfaction from daily work is a highest salary which isn’t measured by monetary units. Being a true lawyer is to be an expert with the high qualified education.
AUCA is one of the universities that give good opportunities for studies and even financial aid to all its students. I am not able to cover all my tuition fees; therefore I am applying for a Kiva loan, which will be of much help to me. All my thoughts and attention will be fully directed to my studies rather than thinking how to get money and pay for 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.