Program Details

Study abroad this summer with Forum-Nexus! Visit 9 amazing cities in 5 weeks and earn up to 8 credits. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations.
Location:
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:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Forum-Nexus has a track record of 27 years as a leader in multi-country summer programs in Europe for students majoring in Business, International Studies, Communication, Economics, Engineering, Pre-Law and more.

What makes Forum-Nexus unique?

• It's a multi-country program - you learn while traveling through Europe, visiting 9 of the most exciting cities
• You share your European experience with top students from all over the world making life-long friendships
• You travel with world-class professors who are always on-site to assist you in achieving the best educational experience
• You visit leading European companies and prominent international organizations and get to interact and network with their executives
• You greatly improve your level of International IQ which helps you become more qualified in the job market


Study abroad this summer with Forum-Nexus! Visit 8 amazing cities in 5 weeks and earn up to 8 credits. Students from the U.S. and other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes and 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 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 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.
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 Barcelona 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

4.9

Based on 34 Reviews

  • Life-Changing Study Abroad
    5.0
    12/20/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Summers 2016!
    4.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Unforgettable summer
    5.0
    12/07/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
    5.0
    11/24/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
    5.0
    10/17/16

    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.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • LOVED this program
    5.0
    10/15/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • AMAZING!!! The experience of a lifetime.
    5.0
    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,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An Unforgettable Summer With Unforgettable Friend
    5.0
    10/04/16

    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.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing
    5.0
    10/02/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Simply Amazing
    5.0
    09/29/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 100% would recommend
    5.0
    09/27/16

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Summer Yet!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The Best Summer of my life!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime!!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Study Abroad Experience Ever!
    5.0
    09/07/16
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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Learned more than I had ever hoped for!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Had an awesome time!
    5.0
    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,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • What a great summer!!!!!!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Summer for the Books.
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An Experience to Remember
    5.0
    11/08/15

    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,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The Best Experience I Could Have Hoped For
    5.0
    09/22/13

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Trip of a lifetime
    5.0
    09/17/13

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Experience of a lifetime!
    5.0
    09/09/13
    Forum 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 forever
    5.0
    09/07/13

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Trip of a lifetime
    5.0
    08/18/13
    Forum 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 overall
    5.0
    07/26/13

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Dont judge by the website
    4.0
    07/24/13

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Incredible summer experience!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum Nexus is the best thing that ever happened to me!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • When I say FORUM, you say NEXUS!
    5.0
    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.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Forum Nexus is a must!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Cultural, Learning, and Adventurous Experience that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Europe: The Trip of a Lifetime!
    5.0
    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Awesome Experience!
    5.0
    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

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