Program Details

Forum-Nexus offers a unique independent study opportunity for engineering and applied science majors. Students will have the opportunity to study innovative high-tech ventures in each of the countries visited throughout the Forum-Nexus program.
Location:
Athens, Greece; Berlin, Germany; Capri, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Rodos, Greece; London, United Kingdom; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Versailles, France; Rome, Italy; Como, Italy; Milan, Italy; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France; Lugano, Switzerland; Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Forum-Nexus offers a unique independent-study opportunity for engineering and applied science majors. Students will have the opportunity to study innovative high-tech ventures in each of the countries visited throughout the Forum-Nexus program. Students will also have the opportunity to visit multinational companies and international organizations and understand their perspectives on research and development and innovation.
Students from the U.S. and 15 other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes and participating in professional visits. Courses are open to all majors. Through Forum-Nexus, students have the opportunity to earn up to 8 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 8 credits transferable to your college or university
• Increase your international IQ
• Visit world-class museums, cathedrals, and architectural landmarks
• Expand your world view
• 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 30 and spend 4 days there.
• From Amsterdam, the students and professors travel by high-speed train to Paris.
• From Paris, we travel to Geneva, Switzerland’s highly cosmopolitan city.
• After Geneva, the group arrives to Chamonix and spend 4 days there.
• From Chamonix, 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 5 or 8 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:
Our Student Assistantship Program provides students with an opportunity to work as student assistants for Forum-Nexus Study Abroad faculty and staff, and earn a tuition-reduction scholarship.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 3 Reviews

  • It is Thrilling to Travel with Forum-Nexus
    4.0
    05/04/13

    This was a great experience with lots of people from all over the world. I met a lot of new friends, enjoyed the cities, trips, professional visits, and classes and I had a great time with both classmates and professors. Traveling around so many cities

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum Nexus: Great Program, Great People, Awesome Experience
    5.0
    02/23/12

    Our professors really made this program happen, and it is because of them that I gained a great deal of academic and social understanding of the local environments. Students from around the world come together in one place and present their views and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Awesome multi-country experience that will not disappoint!
    5.0
    02/20/12

    I would not change a thing if I could do it over again. It was the perfect experience to garner exposure to many different cultures, increase international IQ, form friendships with amazing people from different backgrounds, and have a ton of fun. The

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