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

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new friends
new friends
Ice cream :D
Ice cream :D
Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
me and Liz
me and Liz
mountain tops
mountain tops
me and Chamonix
me and Chamonix
Me, Liz, and Hailey
Me, Liz, and Hailey
When we planned a trip to the Vatican while the sun was setting.
When we planned a trip to the Vatican while the sun was setting.

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.
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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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Kat
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer

Forum Nexus was such an amazing experience. I travelled to so many places and was able to experience them independently and meet new people. I have learned more and done more on forum nexus then i have in my whole life and would recommend it to any open-minded person.

What would you improve about this program?
This program is perfect.
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Drew
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Summer

This program was fun, exciting, adventurous, and exhausting. The staff and courses offered provided great insight to business abroad, cross cultural communications, and basic European geography. Every day was a new adventure in what felt like a new city. There is never a dull moment with the excitement of each city as well as the great people participating on the program.

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Selin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

So amazing I'm going back!

Traveling with a group of strangers, who soon become family in unfamiliar countries, helped open my eyes to a completely different world. Forum Nexus ties in all the right components to a study abroad program. The program met all my expectations and more. I can honestly say I had an overall amazing time. I was exposed to real world experiences in my field of study while being able to travel and enjoy each cities landmarks and night-life.

What would you improve about this program?
There are no major modifications that I would suggest, that's how great the program is.
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Greta
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing!

I loved the experience I had while on Forum Nexus. We went all over Europe and saw amazing places as well as learned about business essentials. I would recommend it to anyone and would love to go again!

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Alyssa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Forum-Nexus; the best summer adventure of my life!

In one month I was able to travel to Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece. I ate delicious food, made lots of friends, learned about cultures, went on adventures daily, explored cities, and made memories to last a life time!

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Constantina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing experience I would not change for anything else!

I had always wanted to study abroad during college. I had never been out of the United States and so the summer before my junior year I decided I wanted to go abroad. I found Forum-Nexus through my Study Abroad Advisor and fell in love with what the program had to offer me! The program travels all over Europe in one month, and one of the stops was Greece, which was my one and only pre-requisite for picking my program. I am Greek and before Forum-Nexus I had never been. This program's students and staff became a family for me and my time abroad is something I will always cherish.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like the professional visits to become more applicable to all the students, although many of them were very enjoyable!
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MaiShahawy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The trip of a life time.

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!

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly, nothing.
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LilianMonique
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Forum-Nexus gets a 10/10 overall!

From the beginning to the end, Forum-Nexus as a program offered and followed through with every detail a study abroad program should. The website is laid out informatively, the support staff is genuinely interested in your participation, the first day of orientation is all-encompassing with cultural logistics, weekends are left free for students to tour the cities, classes are held casually yet there are enough professional visits to get you a feel for the real business lifestyle, the hotels are comfortable and located in serious vacation spots, and the closing ceremony is intimate as well as serves delicious international food. The best thing about Forum-Nexus is that it caters to the global student; we travel with people from all over the earth and Dr. Hugo's international IQ component really pushes us to become a citizen of the world. I never had any difficulties traveling around Europe or completing schoolwork. Since the interns and professors travel with us, any and every question you may have is easily answered by a very friendly staff. Not to mention how simple the credit transfer is from one of the European universities back to your home institution. I definitely give it a 10/10!

What would you improve about this program?
If Forum-Nexus were to change one thing it would be enforcing the baggage size maximum. On the website it states that if your luggage is heavier/larger than the dimensions listed, the student will pay a fee. I took this seriously and decided to backpack across Europe. However, there was a certain student who clearly disregarded the statement and brought this huge bag. It was fine for flights, but when we traveled as a group in the coach buses my small bag was squeezed into the seat next to me since the baggage area was overcrowded. This was a tad inconvenient for someone who follows the rules.
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Tiffany
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Program by Tiffany

Forum Nexus has a special place in my heart. Throughout the summer I travelled to countries I only dreamt of visiting. The professors were very knowledgeable and kept you engaged. We had fun while learning, the program director Hugo was amazing, he encourages you to fully embrace in a new cultural and enjoy life. The workload was very bearable, you will always have time to do your schoolwork and make time for touring the city. I will cherish my friends and my experience over the summer. Forum Nexus is an amazing program and I would recommend it to everyone I know.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would change is , I would prefer if we wouldn't travel the days that we have a professional visit.
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stronga91
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The most unforgetable summer

Studying abroad with Forum Nexus has been an incredible 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. Whether it was banana boat riding in the Greek islands to walking around park 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.

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Sam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Forum-nexus is the way to go!

This programs was absolutely incredible, and I can safely say that I had one of the greatest summers of my life! Like most programs, It does have its flaws (ie: paying for internet in some hotels, and I wish that I could have spent longer in some cities), however the numerous outstanding aspects of the program outweight the flaws by a landslide. The staff is fun and caring and moreover, extremely knowledgable, and they take the time to get to know you outside of the classroom, on a more personal level. That being said, between the group of students and the staff, after four short weeks, you feel as if you have become part of a family.
In addition, I had the opportunity to broaden my horizons: inside AND outside of the classroom. By the end of my travels with forum-nexus, I was more culturally aware than ever. I really learned to see from a new, more worldly perspective, ultimately, changing the way that I see the world, and the way that the world sees me.
There was a great balance of work and study time, and enjoyment and exploration, really giving me the chance to see a cityl, and learn about it as well.
To sum up my review, I woukd study with forum-nexus again in a heartbeat. Initially, I was a little skeptical about applying and payig, being that I just found the program on a random website, but I am forever thankful that I took the risk and applied and joined not knowing what to expect. I can whoel-heartedly say: this trip changed my life for the better.

What would you improve about this program?
A few hotels (due to distance from city center, and internet payment)
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Tori
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

best trip!

its important to make the most out of everyday and see everything even if you are tired. plan ahead and use the power points they provide to pick places. also the places that are not as crazy busy use to relax and hang with the group.

What would you improve about this program?
the hotels its not necessary to be in such a nice hotel that is so far from the city. its better to be near things
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Peter
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Trip

Absolutely loved the trip! Every city offered something unique, and I learned a lot about Europe. Also met some great friends that I plan on keeping in touch with.

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Travis
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime!

I attended Forum Nexus last summer. Having never been out of the U.S before, I wanted to find a program where I could see multiple countries in one trip. After doing my research and choosing Forum Nexus, I'm happy to say that it went above and beyond my expectations. The cities that we visited were incredible, and the professional visits we went on at each city were very informative and interesting. You have the option to choose a course from many different options, but everyone partakes in an international IQ class. Through this class, I learned more about Europe and the specific countries we visited than I had ever learned before. The faculty is very pleasant and were always willing to help out with anything in and out of class. You also have free time each day to travel around the cities and see the sites. The staff did a great job of making recommendations of places to visit. One of my favorite things about Forum Nexus was the diversity of the students. You spend a month with students from all of the world which also allowed me to learn even more from places all over the world. Although the travel between each city every 4-6 days could be overwhelming at times, I couldn't have asked for a better experience with Forum Nexus.

What would you improve about this program?
In a few of the cities, the hotels we stayed at sat a little ways out of the core part of the city. Which was fine, we just had to learn the metro system and know how to get to the more highlighted parts of each city.
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Gabriella
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a Lifetime Experience!

As a college student, I wanted a unique study abroad experience with students who were not from my university, and I wanted to be challenged in ways I never was before. Forum-Nexus gave me all of these things! I had an incredible time in Europe attending interesting classes and professional visits, exploring the cities and cultures, and making lifelong friends. We had plenty of free time to experience all that each city had to offer us and I most definitely increased my international IQ. I could not have asked for a better program! It was the perfect length of time, gave me the opportunity to visit not just one country but five, and exposed me to people and places that I will never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
During the program I learned the challenges of communicating with others without always having the resource of a cell phone! We always knew what we were doing the next day, but perhaps a daily newsletter or something consistent would have helped in communication.