Kaliia is a first-year student of the American University of Central Asia in the department of Journalism and Mass Communication. Here is her story.
“One of the main goals in my life is to get a higher education, to become a highly qualified person. I am happy to enroll in AUCA this year. I had many reasons to enroll in AUCA, including the notable reasons of methodology, quality of the education, relationship of professors and resources that are available for the students. I had the honor to study at the New Generation Academy of AUCA. This is a unique program that started only this year for only 70 of the most intelligent students and I was lucky to be amongst those. During the year, we have been able to get great experience, skills and preparation for university entrance. While studying at the Academy, I developed even more desire to enroll in AUCA. Unlike all other universities, AUCA is considered to be one of the leading universities in our country and even in all Central Asia.
Since I was in school, I did well in those assignments that consisted of interpretation, presentation, constructing reports and stories; and researching some interesting items. I think those things have been very useful for my future career. I think that I became a person who can make people interested in my information and change the way they think about certain subjects. I consider myself to be a good candidate for the Journalism and Mass Communication department.
Another thing I would like to mention is that AUCA gives many opportunities to all its students. The loan opportunity is among those opportunities. I would like to take this opportunity to apply for a Kiva loan, which is a great chance to be able to cover my tuition fees.”
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.