and in Venezuela there are hundreds of high school and university students who emigrate to the United States and Canada yearly to continue their professional studies.
This gives the youngsters the opportunity to learn another language, and experience the foreign culture, so that when they return, they bring bring something important to benefit to the country’s cultural development.
The Venezuelan American Friendship Association (AVAA) recently inaugurated the XIV Educational Fair at the Marriott Hotel, counting with the presence of the Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela, Renata Wielgosz; the U.S Embassy Minister Counselor, Kevin Whitaker,and John Stevens, AVAA President who praised the importance and value of having a multicultural education, and enhanced the positiveness of the exchange between countries, something that can definitely help the cultural and economic development.
This event has gained an important relevance along the years, as it creates the perfect opportunity for undergraduates and professionals who aim for educative opportunities abroad. This year, besides the traditional Canadian and American educational institutions, there were some Australian representatives as well. Visitors could choose between colleges, universities and English or French courses.
In Caracas, the fair took place at the Marriott Hotel, and then they visited the Mare Mares Hotel&Spa in Puerto La Cruz, and the Barquisimeto Hilton Hotel in Barquisimeto also held this wonderful educational fair, where people could also enjoy the interesting presentations of the different institutions, as well as conferences about immigration opportunities.
This year’s sponsors were; Italcambio, Air Canada, La Mega Estación, Student Trip Travel Agency, Mequieroir.com; and The Daily Journal.
By Melina Bertocchi
Daily Journal Staff
Photos by Luis Iván Mejías