Venezuela, which has a population of 34m, is a melting pot of different nationalities and as a result many interesting and unique offspring are reproduced. Ethic groups include Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African and indigenous and 60 per cent of the population are known as ‘Mestizo’, meaning those who are a mixture of Europeans and Amerindians.
Venezuela is a country of striking natural beauty, ranging from the snow-capped Andean peaks in the west, through the Amazonian jungles in the south, to the beaches of the north.
It is considered to be among the world's 18 most biodiverse countries, featuring diverse wildlife in a variety of protected habitats. Some 38 per cent of over 21,000 plant species are unique to the country while 23 per cent of reptilian and 50 per cent of amphibian species are also unique to Venezuela.
Venezuelan medical education is divided in two. Traditional universities, where teach medicine since more than 100 years, and a new government program called Community Integral Medicine. To become a MD in traditional universities you have to study at least 6 years, 3 for pre-clinical and 3 for clinical.
Here you will be treated as an Intern, so you will do a lot of procedures! Prepare for it!
The main international airport is Simon Bolivar International Airport ( also known as Maiquetia airport), (IATA|CCS) located in the Vargas state. It is approximately a 30-minute ride from Caracas. Buses are available during the day, departing from Parque Central next to Calle del Sur. Buses run from 7AM-6PM, and cost 2$. A taxi ride from the airport will cost 10$ during the day, or $16 at night . There are international flights to Maracaibo and Valencia from cities such as Miami, but the choices are very limited.
You can travel non stop from the United States.
Venezuela has many national airlines that flies between Caracas and major population centers sush as San Cristobal, Porlamar, Maracaibo, Mérida, Valera, Barinas, Barcelona, Coro. A round trip plane ticket costs approximately 20USD.
Buses are generally fast, and they run regularly day and night between major population centers. Bus transportation is reasonably cheap in Venezuela. Around 10 USD between the most distant cities and Caracas.
Bus & metro
All cities and many major towns have their own urban transportation systems, which in most places are small buses or minibuses. Depending on the region, these are called busetas, carros, carritos, micros or camionetas, and fares are usually no more than US$0.30. In many larger cities you can take a Taxi, swinging faster than buses through the chaotic traffic. Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia have subway system, while Merida has trolleybus system.
All you can! but we advice you:
Canaima - Salto Angel (Highest waterfall in the WORLD)
Los Roques (Beaituful BEACHES)
Parque Nacional Morrocoy - Tucacas
Medanos de Coro.
Andes Venezolano - Parque la culata, Sierra Nevada, Pico Bolivar.
Isla de Margarita
We talk, we dance and eat different! But you'll feel at home!.
The largest meal in Venezuela is eaten between noon and 3 PM. Many Venezuelans go home to eat lunch with their families
Venezuelans take pride in their clothes and appearance. Being neat, clean, and properly groomed is important.
When a visitor arrives at a home or business, a small cup of strong thick coffee is usually offered.
Venezuela has a strong political division, we advice to incomings listen and make their own impressions about the country, just ask respect for the individual criteria of any citizen. Although our current situation we will place the incoming students in cities where they will be safe.
Regardless of that... You will never be bored here!
Don't be afraid, come to Venezuela a paradise with a woman's name