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Aemiliya is a student of AUCA's department of International and Comparative Politics. Below is her story:

“Education is an important aspect of life. Choosing the right college or university determines the quality of education. Good education affects future life. This issue must be approached very carefully. Analyzing many universities of our country, I realized that AUCA is the perfect choice for me because it is one of the best universities in Central Asia. AUCA provides modern equipment that helps students during their studies. One of the important advantages of AUCA is that all the courses are taught in English. Another unique feature of this university is that students can choose their timetable suitable to them, as well as choose the most important academic classes. AUCA students have a chance to continue their studies abroad.

I am a very sociable person and have lots of interests. I am interested in economics and politics, as well as journalism and psychology. That’s why it was really difficult to choose one of those departments. Then I ended up with the department of International and Comparative Politics, because from the ancient times, different countries had political inter-relations. Therefore, international relations became more important in politics. Another opportunity is that every student of AUCA can apply for a Kiva loan. Kiva loans help AUCA students to cover their tuition fees. I would also like to apply for a Kiva loan so that I don’t have to think about the financial problems of a student’s life.”

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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.

About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $12,008,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD