If there’s a word to describe Venezuela, it’s beautiful. The country contains a landscape that will dazzle the senses. The rich, earthy smells of the Amazon and the crisp, clean air of the Andes will surely leave lasting imprints on your memory. Venezuelan cuisine isn’t something that should be described…it should be tried! Again and again…

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.

Descubre Merida wasfounded in 2009 by an individual who felt that a greater contact and understanding was necessary between North and South America.  Descubre Merida is located in the beautiful city of Mérida, nestled in the heart of the Venezuelan Andes. Descubre Merida’s goal is the promotion of greater international understanding through education, and the development of interpersonal relationships between its students, both Venezuelan and North American. 

The climate of Venezuela is diverse, containing both tropical rainforest and glaciers. Hiking enthusiasts will find themselves in a veritable hiker’s heaven. The landscape teems with wildlife, which includes the giant anteater, the jaguar, and the world’s largest rodent—the capybara. Those in the sciences, especially biological and environmental sciences, will discover terrific learning opportunities

Descubre Merida takes participants

March 10th, 2010

Descubre Merida takes participants on more than trip. We ensure that anyone who signs up gets a journey in return. In 2 to 4 weeks, we hope to provide you with experiences that will have a lasting effect on your outlook on life. This requires jumping into the local culture with abandon. We don’t merely show you the surface of Venezuela; you will delve deeply into the Read more… »

Descubre Mérida fue fundada en 2009

March 10th, 2010

Descubre Mérida fue fundada en 2009 por un individuo que sintió que un mayor entendimiento y contacto eran necesarios para estrechar lazos entre Norteamérica y Sudamérica. Read more… »