American University of Central Asia - AUCA - POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP




AUCA Fellowship Program

American University of Central Asia, AUCA

NGA- New Generation Academy

7/6 Aaly Tokombaev St., Bishkek

Kyrgyz Republic, 720060


AUCA - NGA (New Generation Academy) - a platform for ESL and LIBERAL ARTS – Critical Reasoning:

The Writing Tutors of AUCA - NGA are welcome to embrace the opportunity to live and work in Kyrgyzstan, and serve as full-time “English for Academic Purposes (EAP)”, “Critical Thinking - Text Analysis” and “Academic Writing” instructors for AUCA’s New Generation Academy.  The present fellowship invites Bard College graduates to gain hands-on teaching experience in a highly dynamic and multicultural environment, to develop and enhance their international life and work experience, and to help expand the Liberal Arts tradition in Central Asia. Located on the legendary and philosophically loaded Silk Road, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, AUCA’s NGA Program is an academic crossroads of languages, cultures, religions, beliefs and axiological systems.

  • We invite you to visit our homepage(s), where we present our academic mission and pedagogical creed.
  • They are geared towards developing NGA students’ critical / analytical reasoning (as mirrored in their oral and written rhetoric), democratic civic engagement, constructive critical argumentation skills, civic awareness, early and complex  international exposure to intercultural, multiethnic and multi-language environments, insightful global interpretation, intellectual flexibility and resilience in managing culture shocks.
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Eligibility criteria:

The AUCA Fellowship Program is open to graduates of any of Bard’s major programs of study. Experience in teaching EAP, ESL, TOEFL Prep Courses or tutoring writing is strongly desired but not required.

Foreign language skills (Russian in particular) are helpful but not required.

Open-mindedness, commitment to Liberal Arts education, good stress management skills, social skills, social / civic engagement are paramount eligibility criteria.



  • The Fellow’s responsibility is to provide NGA students with Academic Writing and English language support (ESL, TOEFL). This support includes approximately 30 hours per week (full-time five days per week) of tutoring, as well as running occasional workshops on common issues that students face in their Academic Writing / ESL.
  • Fellows serve as teaching assistants for one core course in NGA: EAP, TOEFL Test Prep, Grammar, Academic Writing, Critical Thinking and Text Analysis.
  • Fellows are also expected to aid students with less formal instruction / support outside classes, in the NGA Academic Writing Tutorials sessions. These tutorials will observe a predetermined schedule.
  • Fellows are allowed to take one academic course for credit each semester in a field of their interest,
  • Courses in Russian and in Kyrgyz are also open to Fellows – and strongly recommended – but not required.
  • Administrative Support: In addition to their tutoring responsibilities, fellows may be called upon to provide administrative support in NGA program as whole.


The AUCA NGA Fellowship Program provides for shared housing in the AUCA Dormitory, thus permitting proximity to all NGA students.

Fellowships are eligible for renewal for an additional year subject to approval of AUCA NGA Program leadership.



Download: Application Form for the Post Graduate Fellowship Program in NGA/AUCA

All applications must be submitted via (subject: AUCA Bard Fellowship)

Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted after the deadline will not receive consideration.


American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028