Hi everyone! Last weekend I went to a Venezuelan conference organized by Venezuelan students living in Washington DC.
The meeting served as a platform for debating major national issues and facilitated the networking process among the assistant.
Although most of us had different backgrounds, working together by policy area allowed me to gain a new perspective on the Venezuelan political conflict.
Assistants were majorly undergraduate students who has been living in the US for the last decade or so. This actually provided me a new approach to whom the new generations are going to be and what are the new and very different challenges we now face as a society.
I would say that staying connected with your country while studying abroad is a very good idea. However, don't let that overwhelmed you. Having an outsider perspective also gives you meaningful insights that you wouldn't be able to consider otherwise.
Below are some pics during my presentation on final conclusions regarding Violence, Crime and Democracy in Venezuela.
PS: If you have the chance, go visit Washington DC. Is a very beautiful and interesting city (although a small city) for meeting people and having great food :)