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Berit Ramstad Skoyles: Start of new school year begins - in March

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As the month of March rolls on and summertime in Chile quietly fades away, school is in full session.

Bed time at 7 a.m. is replaced by bed time at 10 p.m., and being up before the sun rises is routine.


Last week was the first week of school in Chillan and that meant seeing people that I hadn’t seen in almost three months. Having a first day of school in March was one of the strangest things ever. I still have to remind myself that it’s not September.

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