One of the aspects that sets the American University of Central Asia experience apart from other universities in the region is the wealth of extracurricular opportunities available to students. There are not only numerous longstanding organizations on campus that operate in such diverse areas as student dance and theater, young entrepreneurship and sports but also the opportunity for students to pursue their own unique interests with the backing of the student life office that models the unique "AUCA spirit", a point of pride of the entire university community.
We invite you to explore the information provided here to see what activities our students are currently engaged in, and to contact us for more details about events taking place on campus or how you can create your own opportunities with AUCA student life.
There are various ways you can take advantage of AUCA's career services, either as a client seeking help in managing your career or as a contributor offering assistance to students and recent graduates who are considering their employment options. Services include assistance with resume and cover letter writing, accessto career-related events and skills development workshops, and information about employers and job and internship opportunities.
Student development and recruiting from beyond the borders of Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia, and coordinating for incoming exchange students from the rest of the world.
The student intellectual life committee (SILC) governs student research and gives grants for student travel and study. This committee supports student-initiated projects, professional development opportunities, and student research through awarding small grants each month to AUCA students.
Student Initiative Development Program (SIDP) was introduced at the American University of Central Asia in 2015 as a part time program supported by Bard College. In 2017 the Program went full time. The purpose of SIDP is to develop leadership potential and professional skills among students, supporting them in the implementation of their civic engagement initiatives through consultation, individual mentorship, and different trainings and workshops. SIDP aims at the development of Civic Engagement Culture and increase Sense of Agency among AUCA students, since as future leaders of the region, they will have to deal with complex social problems.