Working hours are usually from 8:00AM to 12:00PM and from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, or from 9:00AM to 12:00PM and 2:00PM to 6:00PM. 8 hours per day, and from 1 to 2 hour(s of lunch time). Most banks close at 3:30PM, except the ones located at shopping malls as Sambil, C.C.C.T, etc work after 3:00PM but probably will make a little charge by the transaction. Also in December when they stay open an extra hour to deal with the holiday rush.
There are great universites throughout the country, both private and public ones. Caracas is the city with most universities, including the Venezuelan Central University Universidad Central de Venezuela, UCV which has 60,000 students and is a architectural attraction in its own right since being awarded World Heritage Site status by the UN in 2002.
Venezuela is becoming increasing popular as a destination for learning Spanish. Merida is normally the destination. Jakera Spanish school (http://www.venezuelaspani...) voted by the Language industry as one of the top three Spanish schools world wide LTM awards.Cela Spanish School on Margarita Island offers intensive Spanish courses in different levels. Excursions and activities on Margarita Island are included in the Spanish course.