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Two-night orientation in Shanghai
In China the school year runs from the 1st of September to the 30th June, to align with their summer holidays. A typical school day runs from 8am to 4pm, and students attend school five days a week. The major focus in Chinese schools is on maths and science, with students also taking classes in Chinese, English, history, literature, music, art and physical education.
The official language of China is Mandarin Chinese, however a diverse range of different minority languages and dialects exists throughout China.
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Due to the sheer size of China, the climate varies from region to region. Typically the Northern summers have minimal rainfall whereas rainfall in the Southern regions is frequent. In winter, areas such as Beijing can drop to as low as -20°C.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 2 to 3 hours ahead of China.
Students must have completed a minimum of one year of Chinese language study. Contact Us for further details.
Please note that students should have immediate access to at least AUD500 when they arrive in China, to cover set up costs including school uniform and books and dormitory bedding.