An academic year different from Singapore

In France the academic year begins in September or October and ends in May or June, depending on the institution and program.

The year is punctuated by vacations, including two weeks at the end of the year (Christmas and New Year's).

The two semesters are divided by a short break following final examinations at the end of the first semester.

Summer vacation stretches over the entire months of July and August, and sometimes includes parts of June and September as well.