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How Does the End of School Work Around the World?

The end of the school year is a highly anticipated event in America. Youth across the nation stress and stress trying to get all of their work in, with their skin breaking out, whatever it takes for those good grades.

The reason kids manage to make it through all of this is just knowing summer will be here soon. Summer is a stress free 3 month long vacation.While in America, students usually start school sometime in late August or early September and get released sometime around late May or early June.

But when it comes to countries around the world, how does the end of school work for them?

In France,the school year starts in early September, dates are set by the region (and in the case of private schools, by the school itself) and finishes for the long summer holidays in July.

In Italy, School runs from mid September to mid June.

In South Africa, School is broken into 4 terms. Term 1: Jan 17- Mar 28., Term 2: 10 Apr- 22 June., Term 3: 17 Jul- 28 Sep., Term 4: 9 Oct- 12 Dec.

The USA is one of the only countries in America that has an entire 3 months of vacation, so we should be thankful.