VENUSA is located in the beautiful city of Mérida, nestled in the heart of the Venezuelan Andes. Though its student body has grown dramatically over the years, VENUSA’s goal remains what it has always been: the promotion of greater international understanding through education, and the development of interpersonal relationships between its students, both Venezuelan and North American. VENUSA’s core curriculum includes Spanish and English, as well as Latin American Studies to include history, social sciences, life sciences, and economics. One of the ways in which VENUSA seeks to provide total immersion in the culture and language is by having participants live with local families. A special asset of immense value to the intercultural experience is that VENUSA also operates as an institute teaching English as a second language. Its students provide a ready-made group of Venezuelans eager to interact with North Americans. VENUSA takes full advantage of this by arranging conversation exchanges, social events, debates, and cultural activities. The VENUSA experience will help students develop and improve their Spanish skills, learn about the Venezuelan culture, and strengthen the bonds of friendship and understanding between cultures. Participants will also gain knowledge and experience in international relations, which will help them confront the challenges of a vast world.
STUDY ABROAD IS A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE
Time spent overseas opens a window to a world of new experiences and challenges old preconceptions. International study brings fresh perspectives to career choices, politics, economics and human relationships. Study abroad will show students how interdependent our world is, teaching first-hand the necessary skills for cross-cultural communication.
VENUSA is registered and accredited by the Ministry of Education of Venezuela.