School in U.S. School in France Starts at 7:30am, ends at 2:15pm Starts at 8:00am, ends at 4:00pm 30 minute lunch 2 hour lunch Go to school all week and have weekends Go to school all week, schools closed on off. Wednesday, so they go Saturday mornings. Start school at age of 5 or 6 Start school at age of 2 We take the SAT you can take it until your They take the Baccalauréat, which you happy with your score have to pass to move on to college studies Offer tons of extra curricular activities Rarely offer extra curricular activities Have the weekends to socialize and Have no social life can only see friends spend with friends and family on Saturday if allowed by parents We have 1-2 hours of homework each They have 4- 6 hours of homework each night sometimes none night and always have homeworkSchool life in France is very different than school life in America. In France the schoolday is much longer than in the U.S. They also have a longer lunch because their schoolday is so much longer. In France they start school at a very young age becauseeducation is very important there. In America we usually don’t start school until the ageof 5 or 6. In the French school system they have to take the Baccalauréat which youhave to pass in order to move onto college studies, while in the U.S. we take the SATwhich you can take as many times as you want until you get a score your satisfied with.In America schools have more money so they offer tons of extra curricular activitieswhere as in France their schools don’t have as much money so they are rarely offeredany extra curricular activities. French teenagers have no social life, their life revolvesaround school and their education. The only time they have to see friends is onSaturday and that’s only if their parents allow them to. Teenagers in America have towhole weekend to socialize and spend time with family. French students usually have4-6 hours of homework every night where in America we only have 1-2 hours ofhomework and some nights we have none. There are many differences betweenstudent life in France and student life in America.