Ultimate Summer in Europe: 10 Cities in 5 Weeks with Forum-Nexus

Video and Photos

new friends
new friends
Ice cream :D
Ice cream :D
me and Chamonix
me and Chamonix
Me, Liz, and Hailey
Me, Liz, and Hailey
Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
me and Liz
me and Liz
mountain tops
mountain tops
Our weekend trip to Berlin, the number one city in Europe (according to my Dad)!
Our weekend trip to Berlin, the number one city in Europe (according to my Dad)!

About

Spend a summer in Europe while earning credits toward your degree! Visit 10+ cities in 8 European countries, all in 5 weeks. Get hands-on experience traveling, networking, and learning alongside students from around the world – this is Forum-Nexus!

The cities in our 2020 itinerary include: London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, Lake Como, Lugano, Rome, and Rhodes (Greek Island). Take weekend trips and excursions to visit even more cities/countries!

Ultimate Summer in Europe takes place from June 29 - August 1, 2020. Shorter, intensive sessions are also available.

Our program is open to all majors, and both undergraduate and graduate level students. With Forum-Nexus, you can take classes taught by a team of experienced professors and complete an internship or pursue an independent study to earn up to 9 credits transferable to your school.

It’s free and easy to apply online. Submit an application today to kick-start your summer adventure in Europe!

Highlights
  • Explore the culture, language, food, and traditions in 8 European countries
  • Become friends with students from around the world
  • Earn up to 9 academic credits transferable to your college or university
  • Attend professional visits at leading international organizations
  • Increase your International IQ!

Now Enrolling: Ultimate Summer in Europe 2020

Experience the best of Europe alongside other students from around the world. Travel to 10+ cities in 8 countries, all in 5 weeks while earning credits towards your degree. This is Forum-Nexus!!

It's free and easy to apply online. Programs are open to students of all majors.

Questions & Answers

Program fees range depending on the program session and number of credits selected. We also offer discounted program fees for students who apply early on. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date info.

Thank you :)

Reviews

97%
based on 62 reviews
  • Academics 8.6
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 9.7
  • Safety 9.6
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Sam
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you're scared, just do it!

This is a great way to spend your summer! You will get to visit many countries and cities with some of the best people you will ever meet. You'll be exposed to a diverse group of people that will make your experience one to rememberer. The program is very flexible with amazing professors and staff that guide you every step of the way.
When I came back home after the summer many people asked me how it went. All I could say was "unforgettable". Forum-Nexus is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and have a summer you can look back on forever.

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Hesham
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

FN is a life-changing experience.

FN is the best way to improve your network. Here you can find
people with very different points of view, make new friends, new business partners and improve your business knowledge. Also, people from different cultures find out new information about other cultures. The program is a “Deep Dive” into different world cultures. Most of all I was impressed by different
activities during the sessions: group work, project work, where you can share your opinions with the
partners, agree or disagree on some points and come to the common conclusions. That was the most
difficult point in fact. People differ much in their views and stand their ground. But as a result of this
collaboration and communication we found lots of common ideas and were pleased to present them to
the public. The most challenging task of all was the task of making a presentation to the audience where
the group had not only to discuss the ideas and issues but implement them in practice, how it would work
in reality. In general, the program was exciting! I miss all the participants and organizers. If I had a chance to be
engaged in it one more time I would definitely use it and be the part of FN!!!!!!!

What would you improve about this program?
To extend the program :D
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Kristen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Forum Nexus Changed my Life

Quite honestly I have no words for how amazing this program is. Before Forum Nexus I had never been out of the country. Being from Chicago, big cities never bothered me and I consider myself a pretty cultured person, being as there are people from all over that reside in the windy city. Being in a foreign country has nothing on the experiences I have had here in the states. The places we went, the people we met , the food we ate, everything from start to finish was something I could only dream about until finding Forum Nexus. The staff was so welcoming and genuine and I learned so much from them all both inside and outside of the classroom. There is not enough time in the day to tell you haw grateful I am to have gotten to experience a trip so magical, while still learning and growing academically. I am a changed person because of the opportunity Forum Nexus gave me and I would 100% recommend this program to anyone who asks. Shouting THIS IS FORUM NEXUS, all the way from Ohio!!!!!

What would you improve about this program?
This trip is a little pricey, but for what we get to do and see, the money is well worth it!!
Cameron
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Incredible Opportunity for Learning and Experiencing Culture

Participating in Forum-Nexus over the summer was the best decision of my life - I visited so many incredible places and made life-long friends in the short span of five weeks. I would recommend this program to any student who wants to study abroad, but does not wish to be tied down to one specific city. One of the most unique aspects about Forum-Nexus is what they call Professional Visits. These are personal visits to places such as the UN-Geneva, CERN, UniCredit Bank, and many others. The visits are hosted by a professional within the organization, and it is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these places and see how they work. My favorite memory from Forum-Nexus was going to the island of Santorini, which is off the coast of Greece. I had the best day of my life there, and I owe it to Forum-Nexus being accommodating to weekend trips that are planned by students! While in Santorini, we booked a boat that brought us to a black sand beach, allowed us to swim in a semi-active volcano where sulfur was still rising, eat a traditional Greek dinner on the water, and see the sunset with several other boats. This night was topped off with walking up 300 steps to find the bus, but at least some fireworks started going off during the climb!
Honestly, do yourself a favor and sign up for this study abroad program. If you have any questions about it or studying abroad in general, feel free to email me at cjperl@gmail.com
Also all attached photos were taken by me, on the trip.

What would you improve about this program?
The only suggestion I would have would be for a few more science based courses, but the classes I took were phenomenal since the professors have such a vast experience.
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Pamela
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BEST SUMMER EVER 10/10!!!

This study abroad experience was incredible. I have been on five study abroad programs and never have I had such kind staff to help me feel comfortable through the whole journey. They put so much trust in the students and are always trying to make sure everyone is enjoying their time and getting the most out of their experience. Everyone there was so open minded and willing to listen and learn. This program will always have a special place in my heart. It was one of the best summers of my life. Thank you Forum Nexus!!

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Keeley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever!!!!

Forum Nexus was one of the best experiences I have ever made in my life. In one month I traveled to 10+ new cities with amazing people I now consider my family. Not only did I have so much fun but I also learned so much about European culture, values, and history. The professors are extremely smart and worldly. They are always there to answer your questions, along with the staff! The staff wants you to have the best possible time and they succeed!! I wouldn't have traded this summer and this experience for anything else. I would 100 percent recommend Forum Nexus to anyone who wants to travel and experience many different cities, loves to have fun, wants to learn, and have the BEST summer of there life!!!

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Kyrsten
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of a kind experience!

Forum-Nexus offers so many amazing opportunities for people who want to see the world in a unique way. It works for people who have a picky check-list for a study abroad program: a lengthy amount of time in the summer, traveling throughout Europe, with a great group of students from all over who want to meet new people and see new things. The main cities are excellently chosen because they are all iconic and provide balance throughout your travels. You get to see big busy cities, fun laid-back cities, and even smaller hidden-gem towns. The classes are fun and super informative across every place you visit, and you get to walk outside the hotel and see everything you've always heard of. Then you get professional visits that give you a unique perspective of the cultures and industries, and there are cultural tours to show you the significance of each place throughout history.

Forum-Nexus is also the perfect blend of structure and flexibility, so you can follow the group for activities or go on your own for afternoons and weekends. You get to really cater the experience to what YOU want, and Forum-Nexus is there to ensure you get the most out of it! In my travels with Forum-Nexus, I gained skills for adapting to new environments and relating to people from different cultures. Forum-Nexus is perfect because it's fun but you grow so much as a person, and it opens up your world so much! Forum-Nexus works because it attracts amazing staff members and students. The staff is passionate about raising your international IQ through learning opportunities, but they also care about giving you time to enjoy the cities. I feel so connected to the world from traveling, meeting people, seeing landmarks, learning about the history and culture and technology, and loving every second of it. In just a few words, Forum-Nexus is: dynamic, adventure, quality, family.

What would you improve about this program?
If only it was year-round!
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Krysten
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This is Forum-Nexus!

I had the time of my life studying abroad for 5 weeks with Forum-Nexus! We toured to so many iconic destinations, historical landmarks and beautiful countries in such a short period of time. There was always something to do and see every day, and there was never a dull moment during the entire trip. The staff and Hugo were full of infectious energy all the time and they were incredibly helpful with everything leading up to and throughout the program. The entire program was very organized and safe, and overall very well put together. Forum-Nexus offers something for everyone interested. The classes were all extremely interesting and relevant, and the professors were very engaged. What you learn in the classroom carries into where you’re touring that day and the professional and cultural visits were all incredible and a unique aspect to Forum-Nexus. I met some of the best people on this trip and I had so much fun every single day. This program is truly one of a kind and it was absolutely amazing. Be prepared to dance and sing every day and have the time of your life with Forum-Nexus! I really couldn’t recommend this program enough!

Hailey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Forum-Nexus is the absolute best!

Forum-Nexus is the best program out there, hands down. Being able to see so many amazing countries in such a short amount of time was an absolutely wonderful experience! As Hugo the director would say, you get a little "flavor" of each country and that's exactly what I got! I learned about several different cultures, languages, historically important places, people and events, and so much more! Learning from people who have such different perspectives and backgrounds was also extremely interesting and really enriched my experience in Europe. I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible and have such an appreciation for the world we live in all thanks to traveling and learning with Forum-Nexus!

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Lindsey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Forum Nexus

This past summer with Forum Nexus has been the best summer of my life. I am so happy I went on this trip and was able to experience all of the things that I did. Forum Nexus allows you to visit five different countries with five different cultures, allowing you to improve your international IQ. They also allow weekend excursions and day trips to other cities and countries allowing you to enhance your international IQ even more. On this trip, you will make livelong friends and have the time of your life. I would recommend this trip to everyone.

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Elizabeth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This is FORUM NEXUS

My experience with Forum Nexus was unlike anything I have ever done and unlike anything I will ever do! I got first hand experience in learning European history, culture and values! I got pushed to learn my own cultural background and was embraced and loved for being my own self! I got to learn more about myself and more about appreciating people who are different that I am. The travel was incredible as well. We got to travel to Barcelona, Chamonix, Nimes, Paris, Milan, Lugano, Geneva, Rome, Santorini and Rhodes all in five weeks. I receive eight credits that counted towards my degree and hours for my hospitality internship. I felt safe traveling with Forum Nexus and worry free. The staff is caring, loving and fun! It is the best combination of a learning environment while still having the independence to discover parts of Europe that you've always dreamed of experiencing. Forum Nexus is unlike any other study abroad program. 1000x would recommend!!!

What would you improve about this program?
There is no way to improve the program!! its perfect
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Jordan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing learning and cultural experience

This program was incredible! I got to travel to five different countries see so many things and immerse into all the different cultures. I got to meet new people as I traveled and made new friends. The teachers were so committed to not only teaching but to making sure you really learned and enjoyed the experience! We stayed in beautiful hotels everywhere we went. The group of strangers that I met when I first arrived became close friends and family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was amazing and I wish it could have been longer.

What would you improve about this program?
Spend more time in each city because everyone was amazing!
Karim
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A REAL LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE!

My summer with Forum-Nexus was an incredible experience. Visiting all these beautiful places in Europe really changes your perspective. It makes you discover yourself and definitely explore other cultures. The professors and the staff were really so friendly and helpful. The hotels were amazing. The best part was that I made a lot of friends from different parts of the world. I would recommend this program to anybody interested in life-changing summer experience.

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Christina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Changing Summer

My summer with Forum Nexus has definitely been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Not only was I able to travel through countries I have always dreamt of visiting, but I have also formed amazing friendships, learned more about myself, and through the classes and professional/cultural visits, I was able to fully immerse myself in the cultures of each country. When I came into this program, I did not know anyone and definitely pushed myself outside of my comfort zone. Being a Student Assistant also helped me to feel a little more connected and involved. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that we had on this trip, and I would recommend it to every one! Whether you’re shy, outgoing, introverted or extroverted—this is a trip that will change your perspective on the world. Our program director, Hugo, is amazing and he makes everyone feel like family from the second you step off of your plane. I am so thankful for the experience that this program has given me.

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avery
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip of a Lifetime

I studied abroad with Forum Nexus this past summer and it was truly the most incredible trip I have ever been on. The detail and time that the leaders put into the program made it unique and unforgettable. I would recommend it to anyone who has the desire to study abroad. I learned so much in the 5 weeks that I was there, and given the chance I would go back and do it again tomorrow. The staff was incredible and the accommodations were excellent. The teachers were great at their jobs and I felt as though Forum Nexus was prepared for every possible situation.