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Students attend either morning or afternoon classes from 7 am to 12 pm or 12 pm to 5 pm. The school year begins in February and ends in December. Most schools in Brazil require students to wear jeans and a school polo.
Students will either attend the Ensino Fundamental (age 7-14 years) or Ensino Médio (age 15-17 years) and have a wide choice of subjects and electives.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. Portuguese is one of the world’s major languages. Although Brazil is the only Portuguese speaking nation in South America, Portuguese is the language of about half of the continent’s population.
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Because Brazil is so large, the climate varies depending on location. This being said, MOST of Brazil only experiences two defined seasons; the rainy (summer) and dry (winter) seasons.
There are four time zones in Brazil. Depending on daylight saving, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are between 12-14 hours ahead of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.