When you hear about the island of Mauritius, the first things that come to mind are inevitably the exotic beaches and the beautiful landscapes. Although those are the main tourist attractions, there is still much to learn about the island of Mauritius, especially if you plan to become an expatriate.
During the move to a new country, most of the people are curious, if not a little worried, about the inhabitants. There is nothing to fear because the Mauritian are generally known for their kindness and their hospitality. The willingness to help is a quality that you will find among Mauritians. You are lost and you do not have a GPS? Ask a Mauritian and he/she will be pleased to give you directions.
Mainly composed of descendants of slaves, the island is well-known for its diversity of religions and cultures. In Mauritius, everyone respects the faith of their counterparts and, therefore, the island is known to be one of the most peaceful countries in the world. There is a common language spoken by all, Creole, but French is widely spoken and English is widely taught in schools.
The best thing about education in Mauritius is that it is free and compulsory up to the age of 16. Recently, the government has taken the responsibility to pay the fee for all students who participate in the “School Certificate” and the “Higher School Certificate” for the first time, which are the last four years of secondary school, as long as the students meet certain conditions as a low level of absenteeism.
Mauritius only has two seasons, namely summer from November to April, and a short winter from May to October. The temperatures during the seasons vary according to the different parts of the island. Along the East coast for example, there is more wind, while the central part of the island has more rain. In summer, the average temperature is about 30 degrees Celsius, and it can go down to 10 to 15 degrees Celsius during winter months.