Universidad Santa Maria - USM • Caracas, Venezuela
Saint Mary University (Universidad Santa María, USM) is a private university in Venezuela. The renowned university is valued among students- national and international. The university has campuses in several cities across Venezuela, the main campus is located in Caracas. The other campuses are in cities such as Puerto La Cruz, Barinas and Puerto Ayacucho. Since its foundation in 1953 (by Lola de Fuenmayor), the school has been educating talented and well-rounded individuals, who are likely to find employment within a short period of time after graduation. The university offers a wide range of degree subjects: Law, International Studies, Social communication, Economics, Public Accounting, Civil Engineering, Architecture, and many more. The college has state-of-the-art facilities and has produced several notable alumni, including Venezuelan politicians, actors, poets, models and a Paralympic gold medallist. Diversity and internationalization play important parts in the life of Saint Mary University students. The school offers a perfect learning environment and makes sure that students reach their personal academic goals. In order to do just that, Saint Mary University is home to outstanding professors that have extensive teaching and (most of them) industry experience. USM wants to prepare its students for their future careers, therefore internships and work placements are part of the curriculum. Even though the majority of courses are taught in Spanish, the school has many academic partners all over the world, so that students can take part in a semester abroad. More than 150,000 students have already graduated from Universidad Santa María, making it one of the leading universities in the country. The school's mascot is a lion, as those animals stand for being active, daring, strong, and possess extraordinary energy and leadership skills - same as USM graduates. Graduates are well-equipped with the necessary means to become successful in their chosen places of work, may those be in Venezuela or abroad. Screen reader support enabled.