It’s the Start of Summer Vacation In the U.S. But It’s the Start of School At The Other Side of the Pacific

22 06 2010

That is correct.

Summer vacation has just started or is just about to start for kids in the U.S.A. and graduations and graduation parties are being celebrated left and right.


While at the other side of the Pacific Ocean in the Islands of the Philippines, summer vacation has just ended and School has just started.

Talk about opposites and even though the Philippine Public School System is almost entirely patterned and it was started by the Americans from the American Public School System back at the start of the 20th Century.

Indeed, the good thing is that for kids migrating or moving to the U.S. from the Philippines, this setup is just perfect.

Imagine, school ends in the Philippines during their summer season around March and then it extends to April then May and part of June when classes then resumes. So anybody wanting to migrate to the U.S. can do so right after their school ends or even right after summer ends there and when they arrive in the U.S. there it is still summer vacation, extending to July, August and part of September. Woohoo.

My brother’s kids found that out some ten years ago when they migrated from the Philippines to the U.S.A. around June or July of that year.

Now, the bad thing is that anybody moving from the U.S.A. to the Philippines, if they go there right after classes end in June, then move to the Philippines, they will soon find out that they will have NO SUMMER VACATION. And they will be back to school almost the same day their plane lands there. LOL. Also as a lot of kids have found out.

Any which way, welcome back to school to the kids in the Philippines and welcome summer fun to the kids in the U.S. of A.