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What do you have in common with students in Russia, Iran, and Mexico?

If you’re a student in the U.S., chances are you have the school year in common with them. All of those countries have school years that run from late August or September through June. Other countries have different calendars, like Australia¬†and Nigeria, where the school year runs from January to December (with vacations, of course!)

Click on the image below to watch a 5-minute video about a school day in Beijing. Do you see any similarities to your school day?

Beijing Schools

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Whenever you’re heading back to school, before or after Labor Day, we’re glad to have you back and hope you’ll light up our Comments sections with your thoughts and experiences this year.



  1. Candace (Reply) on Monday 25, 2014

    I’m the first one to relpy

    • keira (Reply) on Monday 25, 2014

      does it really matter?

  2. Dylan (Reply) on Monday 25, 2014

    Don’t understand

  3. LC (Reply) on Monday 25, 2014

    Why

  4. Candace (Reply) on Monday 25, 2014

    i do not know

  5. Shane (Reply) on Monday 25, 2014

    YAY