- Athens, Greece; Berlin, Germany; Pompei, Italy; Girona, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; Como, Italy; Annecy, France; Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France; Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy; Naples, Italy; Positano, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Cadaques, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Lugano, Switzerland; Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
- Study abroad this summer with Forum-Nexus! Visit 8 amazing cities in 1 month and earn up to 7 credits. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations. Open to all majors. U.S.-accredited university. Acquire a solid understanding of European culture, economy and society. You will improve your marketability for jobs by greatly increasing your 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 7 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 Barcelona on June 26 and spend 7 days there.
• From Barcelona, the students and professors travel by high-speed train to Chamonix.
• From Chamonix we travel to Geneva, Switzerland’s highly cosmopolitan city.
• After Geneva the group will travel by high-speed train to Paris and spend 6 days there.
• From Paris 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.
• 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 Barcelona and Rome, by private coach or high-speed train
• Health insurance
• Welcome reception
• Farewell dinner
Additional Program Information
- • 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 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.
Based on 36 Reviews
- A true life-changing experience!08/16/17
This summer with Forum-Nexus was such an incredible experience. I made friends from all around the world and visited the most beautiful cities in Europe. The hotels were beautiful, the staff and the professors were so friendly and helpful. I would recommend
this program to anyone interested in studying abroad.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- This is Forum Nexus!!!08/13/17
I had the opportunity of a lifetime studying in Europe with Forum Nexus this summer. I would urge anyone considering this program to go for it. The staff and professors are intelligent, committed, and caring individuals who really want you to get the
most out of your study abroad experience. The amount of things we see and learn in five weeks is incredible and there's just nothing like it.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Life-Changing Study Abroad12/20/16
This was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to travel around Europe with an amazing group of people and be immersed in the European culture. This program will change the way that you see the world and I would highly recommend Forum-Nexus
to anyone who is interested in Studying Abroad.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Summers 2016!12/10/16
Being a travel lover, Forum-Nexus was a wonderful experience for me. As a Travel Photographer Student, this was an amazing opportunity to capture the beauty of Europe with my camera lens! imagine having a classroom and attending lectures which moves from
one city to another throughout a month. it consists of highly co-operative faculty and staff members. The different flavors of Europe , be it food, weather, landscape, people, culture, historical monuments , you just name it, so much to see and do in 4 weeks...I highly recommend this program to broaden your horizon and experience the magnificent part of world and it's beauty.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Unforgettable summer12/07/16
I was a part of 2015 FN program and I still constantly think about the amazing experience I had! What I really liked about Forum Nexus is that you can customize the experience to your travel preferences. There is a good variety of class offerings and
because the program goes through multiple countries, you can visit a lot of different cities (or stay in one place and dig a little deeper, as I did!). A special shout out to the staff of Forum Nexus--they work tirelessly to make sure each student has a great summer. Feedback is taken seriously and the team is very committed to making continual improvements. I highly recommend this program!!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Forum-Nexus Study Abroad11/24/16
I was a student with Forum-Nexus this summer. It was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. I visited so many great and famous cities, all while gaining transfer credit at the University of Michigan. Although the places were incredible, the
people were even better. I have so many lasting memories from this program and many new friends from all over the United States and the world.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Forum-Nexus Study Abroad10/17/16
I was an intern for Forum-Nexus Study Abroad, and initially, I wasn't sure what to expect. I have heard of other people's experiences from studying abroad and all of them were positive, but I wasn't sure how I would handle being that far away from home.
After spending a month in Europe with this program, I consider everyone involved part of my family. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I have Forum-Nexus to thank for that. This program is one of a kind. Forum-Nexus' uniqueness is what makes it incomparable to other study abroad experiences. I highly recommend anyone who is considering studying abroad to apply to FN. You will not regret it!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- LOVED this program10/15/16
After spending two summers with Forum Nexus, I have traveled to 13 different countries in just 2 months of my life, and made friendships with people from around the world that will last a lifetime. This program gave me the opportunity to take classes
that transferred to my university in South Carolina, and fulfill an internship credit in Hospitality. The time I spent with Forum Nexus was more fulfilling and influential than my entire undergraduate career back home. Would definitely recommend!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- AMAZING!!! The experience of a lifetime.10/11/16
Forum Nexus exceeded any and all expectations I had for an incredible summer. I went on Forum Nexus the summer of 2016, and have never been so grateful for an experience. Throughout the program, you get to explore many different countries, cultures, landscapes,
foods, and people. Thanks to a moving campus, in four weeks you get to experience so much of Europe, and so fully! No one destination can be compared to the next, and everywhere we went on this trip was incredible. There are tons of classes offered, and everyone on the trip really got to connect with our professors and the subject matter. With plenty of free time after class, you get to enjoy the places you are! I was nervous before I went that I would not feel super connected with any one place because we moved so often, but that was not the case. I felt I connected with every place I went, and had enough time to see the history, culture, and landmarks. The program itself is also international, and I got to study alongside students from all over the world while being taught by professors from all over the world in classrooms all over the world-amazing. The man in charge of it all, Hugo, is so passionate and makes the program what it is. For over 25 years, he has been leading study abroad programs like this throughout Europe. He is so knowledgeable about the places we go, and really makes an effort for everyone to understand the culture of the area we are. Every country visit is preceded by a culture lecture, where we talk about language, religion, food, customs, and etiquette. It was an amazing way to see the world. I made some of my best friends on this trip, and still think everyday of the amazing times I had. From hiking in the French Alps, to riding a gondola in Venice, to visiting the Sagrada Familia, and lounging on the Greek Island of Rhodes, FN does it all.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- An Unforgettable Summer With Unforgettable Friend10/04/16
If you're looking for a summer with unforgettable views, friends, food, and experiences Forum Nexus is just what you're looking for. I've always had a dream to go abroad, but was afraid I couldn't do it because of the commitment to leave for a whole semester.
This summer program was the perfect alternative. I got to see most of Europe in a month. It was just enough, but not too long. My favorite part of the program was meeting people from all over the States and from different countries as well. I learned more than I ever could from just sitting in classroom.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Studying abroad has been something I felt like I needed to do in order to truly complete my college experience. The hardest part of trying to decide where to study abroad is that you think you have to pick only once place, and that you’ll have to spend
a whole semester in that one location. With the Forum Nexus program, you can do so much more. Forum Nexus gives you the ability to see and study in 5 different countries in just over a month. This program instantly appealed to me because I would be able to see and learn about so much of Europe, rather than just one city or country. I have to admit; it almost seems too good to be true when reading about the program. However, I can attest first-hand the program is everything it promises to be and so much more. The other students as well as the staff are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet in your life, and traveling and learning together with them will create an experience that you will take with you for the rest of your life. This program taught me so much, both in the classroom and out of it, and I recommend it to all of my friends who are interested in studying abroad. At the end of the program, there is only one thing to say: This, is FORUM NEXUS!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Simply Amazing09/29/16
I came into this program not knowing anyone, I was nervous travelling Europe with a bunch of people I did not know. I became a Student Assistant in order to help put myself out there more. Once I landed in Barcelona, all of my nervousness went away. The
staff members were very friendly and took me in as family right away. It was amazing how everyone in the program became so close so fast. Originally, I wasn't suppose to stay for the full program, but as the days went on and I became closer to everyone I switched my plans and decided to stay the entire time. I really like how the program didn't restrict you to visiting the cities that were only on their agenda, they allowed weekend trips for the students to travel wherever they pleased. The program was a very well organized, staff provided you with weekly schedules whenever you arrived into a new city. Also, they updated the students as quickly as possible whenever there was a change in schedule. Overall, I was able to learn a lot more about myself and the world around me. I would do this program again a thousand times if I could.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- 100% would recommend09/27/16
Forum-Nexus was one of the best experiences I could ask for. Not only did I get to travel to wondrous destinations in one month, but I also met forever friends, became more culturally aware, and learned many valuable lessons. I would do it again in a
heartbeat!!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Best Summer Yet!09/27/16
This past summer I decided to study abroad after my freshman year of college. I was traveling alone and I was a little bit nervous to be in Europe for the first time all by myself. When I first met everyone from Forum Nexus, all my worries instantly went
away. I've never met a more welcoming, friendly, and fun group of people. Age or where we came from did not matter. In one month I did as much as possible between interesting classes, professional visits, and sightseeing. I really enjoyed going to classes because we learned so much useful information that will stick with me forever. I couldn't believe how fast everyone became not only friends, but family. I left Greece with so many experiences, a different outlook on life, and 4 college credits. Choosing to be a part of Forum Nexus 2016 was one of my best decisions, and if I could go back and relive it all again I would love to! Best summer yet!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- The Best Summer of my life!09/27/16
Attending the Forum Nexus program this summer was the best decision that I made. You get to travel different European cities along with taking classes at renowned universities. Especially for the students who didn't get the chance to study abroad, Forum-Nexus
is the best program for them. I got a chance to explore the European culture and the traditions which people follow in different countries. Apart from that I got a chance to interact with students coming from all over the world sharing different ideas and having different perspectives. The classes which we take are not at all boring and stressful. This is because of the experienced faculties who also travel with us throughout the program. Along with studying throughout the weekend I took many Forum-Nexus organised day trips and weekend excursions to different cities. The staff members are so friendly and are always ready to help. The director of the program, Dr. Hugo, is such a fun loving person that you don't even feel that you are on a educational trip. I highly recommend this program to everyone who didn’t get the chance of studying abroad. At the beginning you'll start as a stranger but later you'll end up as a family, the Forum-Nexus family!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- The Opportunity of a Lifetime!!09/20/16
Spending my summer with forum-nexus was more than I ever could have dreamed of, honestly. The opportunities that came during and after the trip are seemingly endless. While on this trip, I gained lifelong friends from all around the world who I still
talk to weekly and visit. There is nothing like getting connected with businesses and corporations from all over the world and getting to see the inside scoop, which is something unique Forum Nexus has to offer. Traveling from city to city made it never boring, to say the least. I learned such an immense amount in such a short period of time--and not just about my major, but life skills in linguistics, cultural communication, and attitudes toward trying new things. The professors make the classes on this trip fun because they are so personable, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. The classes go along with the countries that we visit, so it is all very relevant and interesting. The environment of our group on the trip was like nothing else I had ever experienced. The trip gave me a close-knit group of diverse people, something which is difficult to find anywhere. I have nothing but good words to say about this program and the experience it gave me.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Best Study Abroad Experience Ever!09/07/16...Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Learned more than I had ever hoped for!12/05/15
Forum-Nexus delivered even more than I had ever hoped for in a study abroad! Although I took two classes in addition to the International IQ class, I still had plenty of time to explore all of the amazing cities that we stopped in. And not to mention
all of the incredible friends that I met from all around the world! I don't think that I could have spent one month of my summer in a better way if I tried. I have recommended(and will continue to recommend) this program to everyone that I meet that is looking to learn about the world and make life-long friends!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Had an awesome time!11/20/15
I had such an amazing time with Forum-Nexus. This trip was perfect for me: as a graduate student, I needed to find a program that offered graduate school credit while studying abroad. I also was looking for a trip that would go to multiple countries,
so that I could see many places at once. I also wanted a program that was long enough to make my ticket worthwhile, but short enough for me to be back at home over the summer. One month was the perfect time for me to be away - long enough to see a lot, but short enough that I did not get too homesick. I couldn't take an entire semester off to visit Europe, so this was perfect!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- What a great summer!!!!!!11/18/15
I'm glad that I spent my summer with FN. It was very nice getting to know a lot of people, making friends and learning a lot of things about culture and current affairs. The program was well organised, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The
process was really fast and easy. I definitely want to come back again and recommend to friends :Dread moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A Summer for the Books.11/09/15
Honestly, this was one of the most fun and most educational summers ever. Forum Nexus is amazing because you get to travel through so many different cities and experience all the different kinds of amazing food. Hugo, I mean DJ Hugo, is an awesome program
director and wants everyone to really experience the culture in each city and improve your international IQ. The best part about this program was we had the opportunity to go on weekend trips so we could see even more of Europe. If there were ever any probems, staff was around to help. I made friends for a lifetime that live across the world and that I still keep in contact with. This month long experience was one for the books.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- An Experience to Remember11/08/15
If you have never stepped foot outside your home country and want to immerse yourself in new innovative cultures, then this is the program for you. The educational aspects perfectly link up with your travel experiences, as you attend classes in the morning,
and are free to explore the cities in the afternoon. You will gain a lifetime's worth of experiences and memories that will carry on for years to come. For those of you who are early networkers, all of the students come from across the globe, meaning you will be able to have and maintain several international connections. You won't be disappointed if you choose this program!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- The Best Experience I Could Have Hoped For09/22/13
This study abroad changed my life. I loved it so much. I learned a lot and totally improved my International IQ. I also made so many friends I still keep in contact with and plan to for many years to come. Hugo is an amazing director who is so full of
energy that you can never be anything but excited every single day abroad. Getting to see all of the cities was perfect and I really felt like I had a better understanding of the different cultures after I left. I would love to go back to Europe with Forum Nexus in the future! Best experience I could have ever hoped for! I recommend it to anyone who wants to see the world and learn a bunch in a fun and interesting way.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Trip of a lifetime09/17/13
I honestly had the best time of my life during this program. Usually I am the type of the person that would find a flaw in almost everything but for some reason Forum Nexus was just PERFECT. I would do it again if I could and I already recommended it
to my friends and sister. I love you FN!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Experience of a lifetime!09/09/13Forum Nexus was the experience of a lifetime. Being able to see 7 cities in 5 weeks was incredible. The people I met along the way I will remember for the rest of my life. The Faculty is great and the program overall was nothing short of exceptional.Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A summer I will remember forever09/07/13
Studying abroad with Forum Nexus has been a life changing experience. This past summer I was able to take a cross- cultural sociology class that counted towards my sociology degree, while studying abroad in Europe. Forum Nexus offers many different courses
to choose from. All of the professors were terrific; each one cared about the students and has a passion for teaching. Going to class was fun and enjoyable. Whether it was banana boat riding in the Greek islands to walking around Parc Guell in Barcelona to taking a gondola ride up to the top of Mount Blanc in France. I can say I left Europe with no regrets, new friendships and memories that I will cherish forever.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Trip of a lifetime08/18/13Forum Nexus was a trip of a lifetime. By far the best summer I had. The courses were interesting and the Professors were very knowledgeable.Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- An amazing experience overall07/26/13
The Forum-nexus program gave me the chance to experience Europe from a different angle as the group of students got the chance to learn while traveling across 7 different cities which resulted in relationships and friendships that were truly stronger
than anyone could've imagined in such a short period of time.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Dont judge by the website07/24/13
great program get to see a ton of cities in a short time and make great friends. see lots of sights and everything. however some hotels are not close to the main city and the website doesnt give a good idea of what the program ill be like. but you have
tons of free time but lots of time to be togetherread moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Incredible summer experience!07/24/13
This was a business program but you do not have to be a business major to take classes. The classes were designed so that any major could take them and learn. The program was well organized and ran efficiently. The program staff put a lot of effort into
the locations they chose for the program, from the cities we visited to hotel location.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Forum Nexus is the best thing that ever happened to me!07/22/13
Look no further! Forum Nexus offers everything you can possibly imagine from a study abroad. I improved my cultural IQ, made life long friends, saw places I had only dreamed of, ate delicious food, learned about different cultures, toured many international
businesses, learned from each other, stayed in gorgeous hotels, and fell in love with the world around me! My desire to travel and increase my knowledge of these foreign countries could not make me happier!! I would recommend, actually insist, that you join the Forum Nexus family!!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- When I say FORUM, you say NEXUS!07/13/13
With Forum-Nexus, you get what you pay for. Credit for classes, helpful and friendly staff, ****+ hotels, most transportation included, professional visits to international organizations, and free time to sight-see as well as to go out on the town. Dr.
Hugo is truly a man like no other, and his team of professors and interns really know what they are doing! Not to mention the IT guy: every moment is documented picture perfect! If you're open-minded, love to meet new people and see new places, this program is for you!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Forum Nexus is a must!03/12/12
Forum-Nexus was awesome because it places you into a situation where your with a bunch of strangers in a foreign country and as a result you end up making amazing friends while seeing the world! It was amazing to learn about global culture. I've made
the most amazing life long friends while studying abroad! I'll never forget skating in Paris, and singing in Greece. This program would be best for someone who wants to see more than one country and can not dedicate a full semester to study abroad.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A Cultural, Learning, and Adventurous Experience that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!02/27/12
The cultural experience is one of a kind. You will learn the qualities of life from so many different perspectives, that it will in turn change the way you think and feel about your own quality of life. Forum Nexus philosophies are derived from the fact
that expanding your international IQ will help you expand your own personal horizons; whether it be in your career, education, or personal life. You will come out of this program with a clear understanding of who you are and what surrounds you. It will propel you to make better sound decisions in your future. The learning experience is unique like no other, you learn at prestigious universities throughout Europe from world renowned professors and businessmen, and then utilize what you learn by engaging in professional visits to large corporations and world organizations. The adventures are endless. Europe is an adventurers playground, from everything to ancient landmarks, famous buildings, amazing mountains and coastlines, outdoor sports, local events, night life, and all with other students from all over the world who will be doing the program with you; who also become best friends for life!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Europe: The Trip of a Lifetime!02/26/12
My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. Any opportunity to endulge yourself in another culture is worth it and I took full advantage of it. I met people not only from around the U.S. but also from many different countries like Egypt and
China. Visiting different cities throughout Europe opened my eyes to several different cultures and languages that have intrigued me to want to work internationally.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Awesome Experience!02/21/12
My experience with Forum-Nexus was eye-opening, educational, and fun. The administration was very organized, well thought-out, appropriate balance of scheduled activities and free time. Professional visits to companies allowed students to see first-hand
how business works. There was a fair workload, awesome teachers, interactive classes.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend