Forum-Nexus Study Abroad

Program Reviews

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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever!!

Forum-Nexus was so fun and the best way to go abroad!! Because of covid spiking early in the year, FN decided to stay in 1 country for the summer, but we traveled to multiple cities and it was amazing! I love that the program is (usually) multi-country and multi-city, because you can see so much of the world and experience different cultures. This summer we went to Rome, Florence, Milan, Lake Garda, and Venice. It was so fun and each city was so different. We also were able to go on weekend trips if we wanted and I went to Croatia which was so cool. The professors are so nice and accommodating. Yes, you have school work but it is manageable and they understand that traveling the world and new experiences outside of the classroom are important too. You have the freedom to do what you want in your free-time. The professional visits were also really cool! They are to interesting places like the Gucci Museum in Florence and a gelato factory in Bergamo. The hotels were also super nice and the breakfast was so good too. I traveled with some high school friends and FN accommodated us so we were in a room for 3 every time and we all had a bed, not a cot or anything. Thank you Forum-Nexus for the best summer ever!

Pros
  • nice hotels
  • group travel is all figured out for you from city to city
  • life-long friends!!
Cons
  • you have to leave at the end:( lol
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ZEINA
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

WHY haven't you applied yet? DO IT..NOW!!!

This trip is definitely one time life experience. It was perfect in every possible way! The staff is so professional in their work, organized, helpful, and fun! You get the chance to travel to 12 different cities, each better than the other. I loved the experience, I got to make friends whom I still talk to and hang out with. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, YOU HAVE TO GO! You won't regret it a tiny bit. Be ready to experience the best trip of your life. Be open to learning about new traditions. Be ready to meet different people. Be ready to tell your family and friends about it!!! I would suggest bringing a friend with you so that you have a greta company that you both will remember the rest of your life, but at the same time, branching out and meeting new people is definitely a plus.

What would you improve about this program?
NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I feel like the only thing, maybe, is plan ahead of a time for free time. Make sure you visit every place you once wished to go to.
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Catherine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I love Forum Nexus!!

Forum-Nexus was everything I could have asked for in a study abroad program and more. Not only did we have to opportunity to visit so many beautiful cities in different countries around Europe but they did a fantastic job making sure we really experienced the culture of each city. We were lucky enough to attend professional visits to huge international companies and were encouraged to visit as many museums and cultural sites as possible. The people I met during the Forum-Nexus program were what really made this experience so special. I entered the program without knowing a single person and left with a huge family. I had no idea it was possible to meet and make best friends in 4 weeks. All of the professors and directors are so helpful and encouraging and put me at ease before and during the trip. This program was the most amazing experience of my life and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone interested.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was the first day of the program. Walking into orientation I was terrified that I wouldn't make any friends or that people wouldn't like me. By the end of the first day, I had made friends. We were all on the same page - we all came in the first day alone as strangers and left as best friends.
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Trevor
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer

Forum-Nexus allowed me to explore some of the best parts of the planet! I learned so much and gained great memories!! The month seems to fly by because all the days are packed with fun and educational events. Although it may seem impossible to afford or imagine yourself going alone to unknown countries, it is totally worth it and feasible. I never thought I would be able to travel growing up but this program made it effortless. It allowed me to learn so much and meet great people. The staff is extremely helpful and understanding. The landmarks I saw were amazing and way better than pictures of them. Immersing in the culture of each country is an amazing perspective to experience and helps with understanding that not everyone is the same as.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Before arrival anticipation. Once you land and meet everyone the nerves are gone.
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Caitlyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best summer ever

This program is really one of a kind! I went to Europe not knowing anyone and never having been to Europe before but quickly made friends that turned into my family. From the moment you step off the plane adventure awaits. We spent all summer exploring the cities we were in and learning about the local culture. I got to visit world famous museums and see iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower. Every detail of the program was amazing from the hotels to transportation. They made sure that any question or problem you had they were there to help you. Classes we all really interesting, and Professor Hugo always made sure you had a good time. One of my favorite parts was paragliding the the French Alps with all my friends, it was truly unforgettable. This program is life changing and recommended it to anyone!

What would you improve about this program?
I thought the program was perfect! There was nothing I would change.
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Marwa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best summer of my life!

Joining the Forum Nexus summer program in Europe was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made. I earned university credits by taking interesting courses with the most amazing professors, and got to travel around Europe with a wonderful group of people who I have shared the best memories with. On top of that, I got the chance to network with professionals in various fields and see how they run their businesses. All the hotels that we stayed at were perfect, transportation was well-organized and comfortable, and the classes were all super engaging and interesting. I can't even begin to explain how much this experience has added to my life, and I'm so glad that I went for it because there couldn't have been a better way to spend the summer. Forum Nexus, I love you!!!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The Mer de Glace in Chamonix was so surreal, as was the Aguille du Midi cable car. Honestly, Chamonix in general felt like a dream!
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Tori
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer of Your Life Starts Here!

At first I was nervous for signing up/applying for a study abroad program since I had never traveled on my own before. However, after finding Forum Nexus Study Abroad and meeting the team, I was more at ease and excited to be apart of it. I had the chance to travel and take courses - gaining cultural insight as well as college credit. I also made close friends from this experience. With your new friends - you can travel from country to country and city to city visiting local sites and attractions, such as La Louvre and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, and the views of Mont Blanc in France. This program is well managed and safe for all types of travelers/students. It is also well balanced between course work and traveling. Best summer starts here with Forum-Nexus!

What would you improve about this program?
This program was spectacular in more ways than one. I would not improve anything about this program not because it's perfect but because it's well-rounded and well-balanced. It was a truly fantastic experience!!
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Natalie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Month of My Life!

Forum-Nexus provided me the best month of my entire life. Through this trip you gain memories that last a lifetime and new best friends. Everyone on this trip became a family and was extremely helpful with everything. You get to meet people from all different states and countries and get to experience new cultures together. You get to experience so many different foods and ways of life. You attend professional visits that really help immerse you in the countries' culture. You also get to travel to not only various countries, but various cities too which really allows you to grow as a person and experience things that you could only dream of. I highly recommend this program to anyone who loves traveling, it is truly an amazing experience that you cannot forget!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I paraglided off the French alps in Chamonix France. I never thought I would even make it to see the alps nevertheless paraglide off of them. It was truly an amazing experience.
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Alexandra
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great summer program!

This is a great program to meet new people, learn a lot, and tour a lot of cities in a short amount of time. There is the perfect mix of structure and freedom with the classes in the morning and the afternoons and weekends to explore the cities. I met so many awesome people from around the world, and the professors were great! It was so fun to be able to tour around Europe with other kids my age, while also learning a lot in the classes and in our explorations! Another great thing about this program are the professional visits! They took us to meet with businesses and organizations such as the UN which was so cool to learn about how government organizations are run, and for the businesses, it was cool to see how they were the same/different from home.

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Rachel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Of My Life

Before I finally chose to go abroad with Forum Nexus, I was searching for an abroad program that was best suited for me. I could not find a good match till I heard about Forum Nexus. This program stood out to me because it was a program that was not affiliated with my school and had a smaller group of people that I would be traveling with. Once I got off the plane in Amsterdam I was freaking out and worried I would make no friends, but right when I got to the area where Forum Nexus was standing they welcomed me with open arms. I already felt at home. As the trip went on I started to get to know everyone better and it felt like we had all known each other our whole lives. This program brought me some of my best friends that I will keep in touch with for the rest of my life. I shared unforgettable memories with them that I won't be able to share with my friends back home. I was able to travel and explore different countries and cuisine, shop, go to museums, and relax while taking classes that taught me about the places I was in. We got to stay in nice hotels and explore/learn about many different companies. This program is a one of a kind and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an amazing study abroad program.