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

Classes End

 

Savannah Semester

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.

References

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

Highland Semester

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.

References

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/

Riviera Term

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.

References

Villas, Kalkan, and Miruna Corneanu. (2017). Europe's Amazing Coastlines: Travel Away. Retrieved from: https://travelaway.me/stunning-rivieras-of-europe/