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Alumni Success Stories

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Farzana Abdilashimova: "AUCA played a crucial role in shaping me into who I am today"
Farzana Abdilashimova graduated from AUCA in 2019 with a degree in Sociology. Upon graduation, she continued her academic journey by pursuing a master's degree at Central European University. Currently, she is holding the position of Project Officer at the Spotlight Initiative program, UN Women. In this interview, Farzana shares her favorite moments at AUCA and what was it like pursuing her career path.
Zhamilia Asanova: "AUCA is really the place where you are not alone"
Zhamilia Asanova graduated from Journalism and Mass Communication Department in May 2022. Right after graduation Zhamilia decided to continue her education and entered a Master’s degree program at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Zhamilia participated in a highly competitive Stipendium Hungaricum program and was among the top-selected students from all over Kyrgyzstan.
Dastan Imanaliev: "My student years at AUCA were unforgettable"
Dastan Imanaliev graduated from AUCA in 2015 with a degree in International and Business Law. After the completion of his bachelor's degree, Dastan started his carrier path which led him to his current position as the Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyzstan. In this interview, Dastan shares his memories of AUCA and the journey of his career.
After AUCA: Versaviia Gura on pursuing her passion
Versaviia Gura is a 2021 graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at AUCA. Upon graduation, she qualified for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program and is currently taking courses at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA. In this interview, Versaviia shares her story to inspire students to do what they love. 
After AUCA: Basira Mir Makhammad on completing 2 Master’s in 2 years and studying for PhD
Basira Mir Makhammad graduated with a degree in Anthropology from AUCA in 2017. After AUCA, she went on to complete her Master’s degree in Archaeological Materials Science by studying at the University of Evora in Portugal, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and Sapienza University of Rome in Italy. Currently, she is studying at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany for her PhD. In this interview, Basira shares the story of how she managed to achieve her academic goals.
After AUCA: Mursal Ayobi on her journey applying to the University of York
Mursal Ayobi graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from AUCA in 2021. This year, she received a Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s fully funded international scholarship, and is currently studying at the University of York in Heslington, United Kingdom. In this interview, Mursal shares what it was like studying at AUCA and her journey to getting her Master’s degree.
“As a proud alumnus of AUCA IBL Program, I am deeply grateful to the Program for the quality education as well as provided opportunities”
Read an inspiring interview with Meder Akeneev, AUCA IBL Program graduate (2016), Central European University Master of Laws Program graduate (2017), associate at GRATA International Law Firm.
AUCA sociology alumni Marina Khonina career story
Marina Khonina: "To those undergraduates who are considering taking a sociology course, I would strongly encourage them to take the leap. At the very least, you will discover a new lens through which to view the world, and if you decide to major in sociology, it is a field that can offer so many varied opportunities!"

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