Venezuela
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Venezuela FEVESOCEM
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Spanish
English, Spanish
(GMT-04:00) Caracas, La Paz
Venezuelan bolívar
SCOPE Active
SCORE Active
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Caracas
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Ciudad Bolivar
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Merida
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - San Cristobal
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Valencia
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Valera
Venezuela (FEVESOCEM) - Maracay

33 SCOPE STUDENTS
13 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
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NEOs
Cecilia Monica Carvajal Evans
Jose Alexander Rodrigues Goncalves
NOREs
Dailobivxon Pacheco Kayaspo
WELCOME NOTE
Our country has been characterized for beautiful women, to many marvelous places and the kind of our people. Now we would like to give the chance to another countries to come here to know ours at the same time they are investigating and learning with SCORE/SCOPE. Prepare your trip to Venezuela. Make Venezuela yours. A country to love... Be part of our experience, be part of us. We invite you to join our culture, to enjoy our natural beauty and meet our people. VENEZUELA is waiting for you
OVERVIEW
Venezuela is a country in South America. Having a shoreline along the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Venezuela borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east and Brazil to the south, and is situated on the major sea and air routes linking North and South America. Off the Venezuelan coast are the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and Trinidad and Tobago. The Angel Falls (Churun Meru) in the Guiana Highlands is the world's highest waterfall and one of Venezuela's major tourist attractions. 

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.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Venezuela's Health Care System comprises a public and a private sector. The public sector includes the Ministry of Popular Power for Health (MPPS) and several social security institutions, salient among them the Venezuelan Institute for Social Security (IVSS). The MPPS is financed with federal, state and county contributions. The IVSS is financed with employer, employee and government contributions. These two agencies provide services in their own facilities. The private sector includes providers offering services on an out-of-pocket basis and private insurance companies. The Venezuelan health system is undergoing a process of reform since the adoption of the 1999 Constitution which calls for the establishment of a national public health system. The reform process is now headed by the Barrio Adentro program although its efficiency and work conditions have been criticized for be expensive and not show good results.
MEDICAL EDUCATION

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!

TRANSPORTATION

By plane

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.

By Bus

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. 

 

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Venezuela is known for its traditions, is a country full of beautiful customs. In our country the holidays, tours and meals are the essential center for cultural exchange.  Because it is such a competitive market, night clubs, bars and restaurants are constantly reinventing themselves and places that are packed one weekend are deserted the next. For that reason it would probably be best to Ask the LEO in each LC.

 
But we can be sure that you will have a good time!

We are very close, we will make you part of our family and part of our group of friends! You will not regret!

MUST SEE

All you can! but we advice you:

Canaima - Salto Angel (Highest waterfall in the WORLD)

Gran Sabana.

Los Roques (Beaituful BEACHES)

Parque Nacional Morrocoy - Tucacas

Medanos de Coro.

Andes Venezolano - Parque la culata, Sierra Nevada, Pico Bolivar.

Amazonas Venezolano

Isla de Margarita

 ...And more 

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Venezuelans are totally open to know new experiences, since the foundation of our country,  we receive people all around the world and each of them helped build the bases of this epic experiment of country, in that sense, the colors, languages, flavors, sounds are so mixed and complement the deep latin idiosincracy of the venezuelans. We love the differences and found on it a interesting topic in any conversation!
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.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION


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