Program Details

Understanding the functioning of financial markets and the global economy is essential for successful careers in business, economics, law, politics, and finance. Forum-Nexus courses focus on the economic and political environment in the European Union.
Location:
Capri, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Rodos, Greece; Geneva, Switzerland; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Versailles, France; Rome, Italy; Como, Italy; Milan, Italy; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France; Berlin, Germany; Lugano, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Understanding the functioning of financial markets and the global economy is essential for successful careers in business, economics, law, politics, and finance. Forum-Nexus courses in these topics focus on the economic and political environment in the Eurozone and explore the factors that contributed to the current economic crisis.

Students from the U.S. and 15 other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes and visiting multinational corporations and international organizations. Courses are open to all majors. Through Forum-Nexus, students have the opportunity to earn up to 9 credits issued by a US-accredited university and improve their marketability for jobs by greatly increasing their International IQ.


• Study and travel across Europe during the summer
• Visit leading multinational and European companies
• Take classes with top professors who will be traveling with you
• Earn up to 9 credits transferable to your college or university
• Increase your international IQ
• Visit world-class museums, cathedrals, and architectural landmarks
• Expand your worldview
• Enhance your resume
• Break out of your academic routine!
• Build your network of friends from around the world
• Develop leadership skills and create global awareness

Setting Description:
• Students arrive to Amsterdam on June 29 and spend 4 days there
• From Amsterdam, the students and professors travel by high-speed train to Paris
• From Paris, we travel to Barcelona by train
• From Barcelona we travel by private coach to Chamonix and spend 4 days there
• From Chamonix, we visit Geneva and then we depart for the Lake District at the border of Switzerland and Italy Lugano.
• From Lugano, we cross the border into beautiful Italy. Our first stop is the city of Como.
• After sightseeing and dinner in Como, we arrive to Italy's proud capital of business, finance, and fashion: Milan.
• From Milan, we continue by high-speed train to the eternal city of Rome!
• From Rome, the group will fly to Rhodes, one of Greece’s most attractive islands.
• During weekends, there will be optional FN day trips to several different cities.
• Students can also go on independent weekend excursions to various places.
Cost:

Fees include:
• Tuition for up to 9 credits
• Accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels
• Buffet breakfast in all hotels
• Professional visits
• All transportation within Europe between Amsterdam and Rome, by private coach or high-speed train
• Health insurance
• Welcome reception
• Farewell dinner

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
• Eligible applicants must be degree-seeking students enrolled in a college or university program, at the undergraduate or graduate level. You may also apply if you are a recent college or university graduate who graduated in the last four years.
• The required minimum GPA is 2.50. Students applying with a GPA below 2.50 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
• Applicants with a GPA under 2.50 must submit a letter of recommendation and a statement of explanation.
• International students from universities that do not use a GPA system must have a minimum grade average of 75 out of 100.
• All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
The Forum-Nexus Scholarship Program offers 36 partial scholarships for students from all over the world to help finance their participation in Forum Europe Summer 2019.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • Great Trip
    4.0
    05/06/13
    Absolutely loved the trip! Every city offered something unique, and I learned a lot about Europe. Also metsome great friends that I plan on keeping in touch with.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum-Nexus: The Best Choice for Multi-Country Study Abroad Programs
    5.0
    02/21/12

    There's a concept Forum-Nexus stressed the entire trip: "IQ". International Quotient. Taking this trip has sparked my interest in traveling domestically and internationally. I refuse to go more than 3 months without taking a trip more than 200 miles away

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum Nexus: Where The World Is Your Classroom
    5.0
    02/20/12

    Cultural awareness sky-rocketed after this program. Acquired on the ground understanding of European realities, history, politics, business fundamentals and future trends. Abilitiy to communicate with others from across the border now comes with ease

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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