Dire economy forces Venezuelan students to go abroad

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Leaving home for your first post-university job is a right of passage for a lot of new U.S. college graduates. But in other parts of the world, leaving home to find work is starting to feel like the only option.

One such nation is Venezuela. The country is driving young people away thanks to the political turmoil and dire economic outlook.

As economic conditions continue to worsen in Venezuela, some students have taken more desperate measures such as entering lotteries for exit visas and camping out at foreign embassies to ensure a place in the line for study abroad. CCTV’s Martin Markovits reports.

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Dire economy forces Venezuelan students to go abroad

Dire economy forces Venezuelan students to go abroad

Leaving home for your first post-university job is a right of passage for a lot of new U.S. college graduates. But in other parts of the world,leaving home to find work is starting to feel like the only option. Venezuela is one such country. The country is driving young people away thanks to the political turmoil and dire economic outlook. As economic conditions continue to worsen in Venezuela, some students have taken more desperate measures such as entering lotteries for exit visas and camping out at foreign embassies to ensure a place in the line for study abroad.CCTV's Martin Markovits reports.
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A new study by a market research firm, Ipsos MORI, about future prospects for young people around the world shows that those under 30 in China, Brazil and Turkey are the most optimistic about their future. However, the reality amongst graduating university students in Turkey seems to paint a different picture. CCTV's Natalie Carney meets with some of these students in Istanbul.
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