How could one characterize the typical academic calendar in the USA? I never managed to understand how it works (from Wikipedia, etc.)! It is so confusing.
In Belgium, you basically have this:
- September-December: class + Winter recess (2 weeks in December)
- January: Exams
- February-May: class + Spring break (2 weeks in April)
- June: Exams
- July-early August: Summer break (1 month and a half)
- Late August: Exams