AVAA will hold its 11th Golf Tournament in Houston

AVAA will hold its 11th Golf Tournament in Houston

Reading Time: 1 minute Holes for Youth in Venezuela On November 1, the elevenh edition of the Friendship Golf Tournament will be held at the WildCat Golf Club in Houston, Texas. Once again, this fundraising event is committed to the education of young people in Venezuela. More than 90 players will be able to participate in this tournament under the four golfer scramble modality in a friendly atmosphere in […]

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A Glass for Life, in alliance with the Community Volunteer Dividend

A Glass for Life, in alliance with the Community Volunteer Dividend

Reading Time: 1 minute In order to continue supporting our scholarship holders from different spaces and strengthen their eating habits, we have established an alliance with The Voluntary Dividend for the Community, through its program “A Glass for Life”, which will provide the 250 AVAA scholars with a complementary protein drink for their diet. The main reason for this alliance responds to the importance of promoting in the scholars […]

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Vianka Colmenarez: Youth leadership with a woman’s face

Vianka Colmenarez: Youth leadership with a woman’s face

Reading Time: 3 minutes Youth leadership has become an important factor in facing the challenges presented by Venezuela in recent times. Young people are taking on more and more important challenges that form them and prepare them for the construction of a new country. In each experience, they contribute with their knowledge, but they also learn new things. In recent years, our scholars have represented Venezuela in important scenarios […]

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We are graduating outstanding schoolars in the midst of adverse circumstances.

We are graduating outstanding schoolars in the midst of adverse circumstances.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Studying in Venezuela is a great challenge for today’s young students. Thinking, planning and achieving personal and professional goals is a feat when external circumstances are adverse and vary daily. Universities in Venezuela are facing desertion rates that range between 30 and 40%, according to a report by the NGO Aula Abierta, dated November 2018. Faced with this situation, the Venezuelan American Friendship Association (AVAA […]

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A memorable Rally

A memorable Rally

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Amazing Rally is the oldest integration activity of our Excellency Program. A sports-recreational project founded in 2013, which over the years has grown a lot and has become the preferred event by scholarship holders. In this opportunity, it was organized by the scholars: Grey Alcalá, Gerardo Capote, Maria Gabriela Vetancourt and Mariana López, who showed great leadership, teamwork and commitment, which led them to […]

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The XXXVIII AVAA 2019 Friendship Golf Tournament is approaching

The XXXVIII AVAA 2019 Friendship Golf Tournament is approaching

Reading Time: 1 minute Under the slogan of 18 holes for education, the Venezuelan American Friendship Association (AVAA) will hold its 38th Friendship Golf Tournament on September 12 at Valle Arriba Golf Club, an event that will benefit AVAA’s Excellency Program scholars. The Friendship Golf Tournament is one of the main fundraising events developed by the organization to support the integral formation of 250 students in Caracas. This event […]

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Our graduate Orlando Salamanca is the first Venezuelan to obtain the CLADEA scholarship

Our graduate Orlando Salamanca is the first Venezuelan to obtain the CLADEA scholarship

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the second consecutive year, the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA, for its Spanish acronym) offered the graduates of the IESA and all the institutions in the network the opportunity to apply to the Graduate Global Business program and obtain a scholarship to study a master’s degree at the Florida International University (FIU) and this year, the selected one is a ProExcellency graduate. […]

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Life Skills Training

Life Skills Training

Reading Time: 1 minute In alliance with the Civil Association “Creando Futuro Venezuela“, we are developing the cycle of workshops that compose the Program of Prevention and Integral Orientation, carried out by this organization with the objective of strengthening in our scholarship holders, the 10 skills for life, contemplated in the study of the World Health Organization (WHO). These skills are a set of “adaptive and positive behavioural skills […]

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A Friendly Hand for the Avila carried out its first volunteering sessions

A Friendly Hand for the Avila carried out its first volunteering sessions

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Friendly Hand for the Avila (UMMA, for its Spanish initials), one of AVAA’s volunteering projects, returned in 2019 with a very clear goal: to raise awareness in the Venezuelan society about the importance of our ecosystems and their preservation. This project is a way to flatter one of the most important natural monuments in our country: Waraira Repano National Park (El Ávila). In 2019, […]

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EducationUSA Venezuela awarded as the most outstanding team in the world

EducationUSA Venezuela awarded as the most outstanding team in the world

Reading Time: 1 minute Assistant Undersecretary Caroline Casagrande conferred the Outstanding Team Award to EducationUSA Venezuela during the EducationUSA 2019 Annual Forum, an event held in Washington, D.C., offering higher education professionals the opportunity to collaborate with advisors from around the world. Each year, a different EducationUSA advisor from the Venezuelan team is selected to participate in the forum and on this occasion, Venezuela was represented by Irina Vázquez, […]

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AVAA US on VDM Radio: The AVAA Scholarships

AVAA US on VDM Radio: The AVAA Scholarships

Reading Time: 2 minutes On June 24, 2019, during this edition of Gente que emprende Radio, the program of the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce of the United States, through VDM Radio, Patricia Dressler (President of AVAA US) and Marisol Angarita (AVAA US volunteer), addressed the scholarship opportunities for university students offered by AVAA in Venezuela. They talked about the origins of AVAA and its first advance towards its key […]

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Our scholar Steven Bryson obtained an exchange scholarship for Indonesia

Our scholar Steven Bryson obtained an exchange scholarship for Indonesia

Reading Time: 1 minute Steven is a ninth-quarter student of mechanical engineering at Universidad Metropolitana, and in May of this year became one of three Venezuelan winners of a cultural exchange scholarship for the Darmasiswa Scholarship Program of the Republic of Indonesia. This program organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) of the Republic of Indonesia has a duration of one year and consists of the granting […]

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AVAA represented Venezuela at the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference

AVAA represented Venezuela at the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes Once again, the Venezuelan American Friendship Association (AVAA*), had the honor of being invited to the annual meeting of NAFSA (Association of International Educators) to represent Venezuela in this activity that brings together the 10,000 members of NAFSA located in more than 3,500 institutions around the world, in more than 150 countries (According to the official portal of NAFSA). This time, AVAA had the opportunity […]

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Outstanding graduates leading entrepreneurships

Outstanding graduates leading entrepreneurships

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entrepreneurial vision has become a feature of many of our scholars and graduates. An example of this is Miguel Ashley Hernandez and Jonathan Castro, both graduates of our AVAA Excellency Program, who just on June 25 of this year, made their first Speed Dating of Entrepreneurship, one of the main events of the project they are developing in Peru, called Lima Emprende. After founding La […]

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Brightening the lives of the children of San Antonio

Brightening the lives of the children of San Antonio

Reading Time: 2 minutes On June 22nd, the team of scholarship holders who organize and direct the project Brighten up my Life, the newest of the volunteer initiatives developed at AVAA, joined the Kanyz Foundation to give a different day to the children of the Municipality of Los Salias in San Antonio de Los Altos. Our scholarship holders, accompanied by other volunteers and friends, went to the Sports, Cultural […]

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2019 Annual General Assembly: tangible results and dreams turned into goals achieved

2019 Annual General Assembly: tangible results and dreams turned into goals achieved

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Annual General Assembly (AGA) of AVAA, is the meeting in which accountability is promoted for the management made by the organization during a year to keep their programs running. But it is also an opportunity to connect with the energy of Venezuela that continues to work to achieve goals and provide more opportunities. On this time, scholars, staff, graduates, volunteers, members of the Board […]

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Honoring the Elderly celebrated Father’s Day

Honoring the Elderly celebrated Father’s Day

Reading Time: 3 minutes We closed the month with the first day of our volunteer project Honoring the Elderly, carried out in the nursing home La Divina Providencia, in Maternidad, Caracas. It was an encounter in which 25 of our scholarship holders celebrated Father’s Day along with the grandparents who live there. The recently constituted team of this project began its management with a great day that counted with […]

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We Celebrated the World Blood Donor Day!

We Celebrated the World Blood Donor Day!

Reading Time: 2 minutes On June 14, the scholarship organizers of our project A Volunteer for Life, celebrated the World Blood Donor Day, with the completion of the first day of donations of the year, which was supported by the Municipal Blood Bank, located in San José de Cotiza, across the Hospital Vargas, in Caracas. On this occasion, 10 donors attended the place, deciding to contribute to the mission […]

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Playita Tours, an entrepreneurship for Venezuela

Playita Tours, an entrepreneurship for Venezuela

Reading Time: 5 minutes Playita tours is a project developed by our scholarship Anabella García, that was born in September 2018 and rescues tourism in Venezuela as a way to know our culture and value our history. Anabella, student of the 4th year of Production Engineering at UniMet, loves the culture of our country, and she always has liked to travel and know what is behind each remote place […]

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Professional scholarships with social commitment

Professional scholarships with social commitment

Reading Time: 2 minutes In ProExcelencia AVAA we promote the training of students who, in addition to having great professional potential, have a social and civic commitment that makes them unique. On April 13, the ecotourism enterprise Playita Tours, developed by our scholarship holder Anabella García, gave a donation of clothing and food to people in a coast town severely affected by the economic and social crisis in the […]

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