Highland A: Jan 8, 2018 to Mar 10, 2018
|Monday, Jan 8||Classes Start|
|Monday, Jan 15||Holiday, Martin Luther King Day|
|Tuesday, Jan 16||Last day to add/drop a course|
|Wednesday, Jan 17||Last day to pay fees or make a payment plan arrangement|
|Monday, Feb 19||Holiday, Presidents Day|
|Saturday, Mar 10||Classes End|
Highland B: Mar 19, 2018 to May 19, 2018
|Monday, Mar 19||Classes Start|
|Monday, Mar 26||Last day to add/drop a course|
|Tuesday, Mar 27||Last day to pay fees or make a payment plan arrangement|
|Saturday, Mar 19||Classes End|
Riviera: May 29, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018
|Monday, May 28||Holiday, Memorial Day|
|Tuesday, May 29||Classes Start|
|Tuesday, June 5||Last day to add/drop a course|
|Wednesday, June 6||Last day to pay fees or make payment plan arrangement|
|Wednesday, July 4||Holiday, Independence Day|
|Saturday, Jul 28||Classes End|
Savannah A: Aug 6, 2018 to Oct 6, 2018
|Monday, Aug 6||Classes Start|
|Monday, Aug 13||Last day to add/drop a course|
|Tuesday, Aug 14||Last day to pay fees or make payment plan arrangement|
|Monday, Sep 3||Holiday, Labor Day|
|Saturday, Oct 6||Classes End|
Savannah B: Oct 15, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
|Monday, Oct 15||Classes Start|
|Monday, Oct 22||Last day to add/drop a course|
|Tuesday, Oct 23||Last day to pay fees or make payment plan arrangement|
|Monday, Nov 12||Holiday, Veterans Day|
|Thursday, Nov 22 - 23||Holiday, Thanksgiving Day|
|Saturday, Dec 15||
Savannah Regions around the world are characterized by rolling grasslands pockmarked by shrubs and trees, with climates between a tropical rainforest and a desert habitat. Be they the prairies of the US Midwest, the pampas in South America, the steppes of Central Eurasia, or the savannahs of Africa and South America, their value lies in their agricultural capabilities. Home to a variety of animals like in the Madagascar Savannah, or replete with rivers, marshes and more like the Llanos Savannah, each savannah has its unique face. In Guyana, the Rupununi Savannah is one of the last, great wilderness areas on earth yet is home to over 9,000 species including about 2,000 endangered vertebrates. The savannah regions remain high points of interest to nature-lovers and environmentalists globally.
In honor of these regions, the Savannah Semester at KFU comprises two 9-week terms that run from August to October, and October to December, respectively.
Global Wildlife Conservation. (2014). Exploring the biodiversity of the Rupununi Savannah. Retrieved from https://www.globalwildlife.org/our-work/regions/south-america/exploring-the-biodiversity-of-the-rupununi-savannah/
National Geographic. (2017). African Savanna. Retrieved from https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/african-savanna-illustration/
National Geographic. (2017). Grasslands. Retrieved from http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/grasslands/
WWF Global. (2017). Llanos Savannas: About the area. Retrieved from http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecoregions/llanos_savannas.cfm
The highlands are predominantly known for their rough and rocky beauty – they are home to the vastly mountainous areas with ranges of hills. Some of the most popular areas can be found in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and The Caribbean. In Europe, the highland region is known as the Northern Highlands, which populate the western edge of the continent and outline the physical landscape of countries like Sweden, Scotland, France, Denmark and Finland. Much of the region in this part of the world was formed by glaciation – the transformation of landmass to glacial sheets. Many of Africa’s uplands are located in Ethiopia which serves as home for native species such as the Walia Ibex, the Gelada Baboon and the Ethiopian Wolf in the Simien Mountains.
Asia, by far, contains some of the most popular mountain structures such as The Himalayas which separate the Indian subcontinent from the rest of Asia, and make up most of the topography of Nepal and Bhutan. Located in The Himalayas is the tallest upland peak, Mount Everest, standing at 29,035 feet. South America is home to one of the most widespread highland systems on Earth, The Andes, which stretches from the southern tip to the northern coast of the continent. It comprises hundreds of peaks with its highest, Aconcagua standing at 22,841 feet. Apart from the Andes, many other highlands also exist in the Brazilian and Guianese hinterlands. Additionally, some of the most beautiful areas are located in the Caribbean, such as the Blue Mountains in Jamaica and Montaña Siete Cruce in Guatemala.
In honor of these regions, the Highland Semester at KFU comprises two 9-week terms that run from January to March, and March to May, respectively.
Encyclopedia.com. (2017). Highlands Facts, Information, Pictures. Retrieved from: http://www.encyclopedia.com/places/britain-ireland-france-and-low-countries/british-and-irish-political-geography/highlands
National Geographic. (2017). Africa: Physical Geography. Retrieved from: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/africa-physical-geography/
National Geographic. (2017). Europe: Physical Geography. Retrieved from: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/europe-physical-geography/
National Geographic. (2017). South America: Physical Geography. Retrieved from: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/south-america-physical-geography/
National Geographic. (2017). Asia: Physical Geography. Retrieved from: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/asia/
Be it the French, Austrian, Spanish, or Italian Riviera, each is categorized as an area that is geographically situated along the coastline of a country. Generally, the weather in these regions is synonymous with the atmosphere of summer – beautiful weather and amazing prospects. Throughout the world, some of the most popular tourist attractions are located along the coastline. These often include beaches that are densely populated during the summer season. One of the most famous of those is the French Riviera, known for its stunning beaches, views, picturesque water and yachts. The Albanian coastline is also known for its night-life, eco-tourism, caves, underwater fauna and ancient castles. Palm trees and boardwalks in the Riviera serve to enhance the beauty of the ocean. Additionally, the coastline provides ports to enable international import and exports, as well as being home to many locals due to its nearness to the city. A good example of this is Georgetown, the coastal city, of Guyana.
In honor of these regions, the Riviera Term at KFU runs for nine weeks from the end of May to July.
Villas, Kalkan, and Miruna Corneanu. (2017). Europe's Amazing Coastlines: Travel Away. Retrieved from: https://travelaway.me/stunning-rivieras-of-europe/