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Typically, students start school at 8am and finish at 4pm. The school timetable runs similar to that of here in Australia, with students having four classes per day, each around 90-minutes in duration.
School uniforms are required in most schools in Chile. The longest holiday break takes place between the 15th of December and the 1st of March, to align with the Chilean summer holidays.
The official language of Chile is Spanish, one of the easiest to learn and most commonly spoken languages in the world! Spanish is also spoken in four other WEP destinations; Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador.
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Because Chile extends so far from the North to the South, it has a number of varying climates. Generally speaking, the weather tends to be much colder inland near the mountains, and more moderate near the coastline. The seasons align with those of Australia, with summer being over the Christmas period.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 13 to 16 hours ahead of Chile.