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In Ecuador, the school days are short but the school year is long. School typically begins early in the morning (around 7:30am), but finishes just after noon. Students then head home to eat lunch and make the most of their afternoons. The school year typically lasts 10 months - sometimes more!
Students are required to wear a uniform in most schools. English is also taught in every grade level.
The official language of Ecuador 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; Argentina, Spain, Chile and Mexico.
How hard is it to learn Spanish in Australia? MODERATE. 23-24 weeks OR 575-600 class hours are required to become proficient in Spanish. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
Because Ecuador lies directly on the equator, the entire country enjoys 12 hours of direct sunlight every single day of the year! There are only two notable seasons in Ecuador; the dry season and the wet season. The dry season (summer) runs from June to September and the wet season (winter) is from October to May.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between 14 to 16 hours ahead of Ecuador.