Travel, live, and study with 60 top students from all over the world
Earn up to 8 credits transferable to your college or university
Visit leading European companies and international organizations
Take classes and travel with experienced and friendly international professors
BE A TOURIST
Visit world-class museums, cathedrals, and architectural landmarks
INCREASE YOUR INTL. IQ
Increase your international IQ and gain valuable international experience
Select from a wide variety of courses in the following tracks:
- Art History and Architecture
- Economics and Finance
- Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
- Environmental Studies
- Hospitality Management
- Luxury Goods and the Fashion Industry
- Political Science and International Studies
- Pre-Med and Nursing
- Social Work
- Sociology and Cultural Studies
- Travel Photography and Filmmaking Urban Planning
Earn up to 8 credits this summer while studying in 9 amazing European cities!
Acquire a solid understanding of the culture and politics of the European Union, as well as its changing economic and social environments.
Join Forum-Nexus Study Abroad for our 28th year of multi-country summer programs in Europe!
Forum-Nexus students, faculty, and staff stay in excellent hotels:
- Two 4-star business class hotels in Amsterdam and Milan
- A new 4-star hotel in Chamonix right next to Mont Blanc (the highest mountain in Europe)
- Two 4-star tourist class hotels in Paris and Rome
- A 5-star beachside resort in Rhodes
Rooms are either double or triple occupancy (double occupancy in Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, and Rome; triple occupancy in Rhodes; and a combination of doubles and triples in Chamonix).
- Amsterdam: June 30 - July 4
- Paris: July 4 - 9
- Geneva and Chamonix: July 9 - 13
- Milan, Lugano, and Lake Como: July 13 - 17
- Rome: July 17 - 22
- Rhodes: July 22 - 28
We offer three types of courses: regular courses, supervised independent study (SIS) courses, and internships.
Classes for the regular courses are conducted on weekday mornings, either at a local campus or in the conference center of the hotel. The main professor for each course travels with the group from city to city. The professors are highly experienced, multilingual, friendly, and share a passion for traveling and learning. Each regular course (section 01 and section 03 courses) is worth 3 credits.
- Section 01 classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
- All students participate in the Section 02 International IQ Seminar from 10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
- Section 03 classes are held from 11:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Supervised Independent Study (SIS) Courses
Students enrolled in a Supervised Independent Study (SIS) course pursue structured independent work, following a well-defined syllabus, under the supervision of one or two faculty members. Each SIS course is worth 3 credits.
Not every student is allowed to enroll in an SIS course. Interested students must fill-out the SIS Course Request Form justifying their suitability for the course and their ability to conduct independent work. Students enrolled in an SIS course are required to also enroll in a regular 3-credit course.
The Forum-Nexus Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable academic and professional experience while earning 3 credits for their experience. There is a very limited number of openings. There are three internships available:
- COM 310-05 Internship in Communication
- HSPM 310-05 Internship in Hospitality Management
- PHO 310-05 Internship in Photography and Videography
One of the highlights of Forum-Nexus programs is the emphasis placed on making sure that the participating students acquire a higher level of International IQ. We define international IQ as the minimum level of international knowledge that a student should have in order to come across as a cultured and educated individual in an international situation, such as a gathering of professionals from around the world, or an international negotiation.
All students participate in the International IQ Seminar, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is worth 2 credits and includes:
- World and European geography
- Current international events
- Essential European history
- Key international organizations
- Cultural characteristics of the European countries
- Familiarity with the pronunciation and basics of select European languages
- An overview of European art history
In addition to insightful classes, students learn a great deal from a number of professional visits, customized to complement the courses they are taking. Students will visit prominent companies, financial institutions, and international organizations. Most visits include detailed discussions with officials of the companies and organizations. There are 6 professional visits included in the 2018 program itinerary. Students are required to attend 2 professional visits for every class they take. This means that students enrolled in 5 credits are required to participate in at least 4 visits, and students enrolled in 8 credits are required to participate in all 6 visits. Professional visits are usually held in the afternoon.
Optional FN Day Trips and Independent Weekend Excursions
On Saturdays and Sundays, you may elect to participate in Optional FN Day Trips, organized by Forum-Nexus, or go on Independent Weekend Excursions, organized by groups of students.
Complete an online application free of charge in our website. Admission is on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
There is no application fee. Within two weeks of receiving the official acceptance letter a $650 confirmation deposit is due. The deposit is applied to the overall program price.
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Last updated October 20, 2017