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Frequently Asked Questions
General FAQ

Study abroad is an enriching and eye-opening adventure, where learning extends far beyond the classroom. The experience of studying abroad will expose you to new ways of thinking, living, and viewing the world.

Benefits include:

  • Learning firsthand about other cultures
  • Improving your language skills
  • Visiting and touring amazing cities
  • Developing friendships with students from around the world
  • Fulfilling major and minor coursework requirements
  • Developing new intellectual pursuits, skills, and perspectives.
  • Adding a personal and educational accomplishment to your resume/CV

Forum-Nexus has 34 years of experience specializing in intensive summer programs, taught in English, for undergraduate and graduate students. The programs are held in some of the most exciting and dynamic cities in Europe. By the end of the program, you will have greatly improved your global awareness, cultural intelligence, and International IQ. What makes Forum-Nexus unique is our exciting multi-country itinerary combined with an emphasis on professional visits, as well as our multicultural and multinational group of professors, students, and staff. During our program you will attend class in the morning and visit companies and international organizations in the afternoon. You will still have ample free time for cultural and touristic activities, shopping, and nighttime entertainment.

Learn more about Forum-Nexus here.

Employers increasingly seek graduates who have international experience, and a study abroad experience will enhance your employability. International knowledge, cross-cultural communication skills, flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to new circumstances are skills enhanced through studying abroad that are important to employers.

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. Most undergraduate program participants are between 19 and 23 years old. Most graduate program participants are between 23 and 29 years old. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 of 4.0. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement are encouraged to apply, but must submit a letter of recommendation and a letter of explanation for review by the Admissions Committee. 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.

Learn more about the Admissions process here.

Yes! If you have graduated within the last four years, you are still eligible to participate in our program. We recommend that you take your Forum-Nexus courses at the graduate level, as the credits may be of value to you in the future if you decide to pursue graduate school.

Forum-Nexus hosts students from all over the world. Generally 70% are US students and the rest come from countries like Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, India, Canada, England, Russia, Korea, Spain, Ukraine, Peru, Vietnam, Colombia, and many more.

Typically about 40 students from around the world participate in the summer program.

Ultimate Summer in Europe 2025 FAQ

We will be traveling from June 29th to July 25th, 2025 through 7 countries in Europe, visiting 7 of the most exciting cities: Barcelona, Rome, Milan, Como, Lake Lugano, Paris and Amsterdam.

You can find a detailed itinerary of each program session here.

In order to accommodate the needs of students who may have schedule limitations, we offer 3 sessions.

More details regarding dates and sessions here.

The program fees range between $10,550 and $9,890 depending on the session you join. You can enjoy substantial discounts by participating in our Early Bird Discount program.

You can find full details here.

The fees include:

  • Tuition for one 3-credit course
  • Accommodations in top hotels
  • Buffet breakfast in all hotels
  • Professional visits
  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell dinner
  • On-site staff support
  • Official transcripts

Students, faculty, and staff participating in the Forum-Nexus Study Abroad program stay in excellent 4 and 5-star full service hotels, in double and triple occupancy rooms. Students have the opportunity to request their roommates throughout the program.

View a full list of hotels here.

On Saturdays and Sundays, you may elect to spend free time exploring the FN city that we are in, or you may choose to travel to another city for a day or for the entire weekend.

An Independent Weekend Day Trip is organized by students and involves traveling to and from the base FN city in the same day, to visit a nearby destination.

An Independent Weekend Excursion is an overnight trip to another city/country during a weekend. It involves leaving Friday evening or Saturday morning, and in most cases, returning to the FN city on Sunday evening for classes on Monday.

We will provide you with recommended itineraries and activities in suggested destinations, but you may choose to enjoy the weekend however you’d prefer. Click here to see our suggested destinations.

Application Process

You may submit an application online for free. You must complete the application form as well as submit the required essay component in order for your application to be processed.

If you are interested in pursuing a Supervised Independent Study (SIS) course, you must also submit an SIS Course Request Form in order to be considered for that course.

Learn more about the application process here.

Within 2 weeks after you apply and submit the required essay, you will receive an email notification about your acceptance.


Forum-Nexus classes are held at host universities in the different cities included in the program itinerary, or in the conference center of the hotels. Classes are usually held in the morning on weekdays. Our team of international professors travel with the program and are accessible after class hours for questions.

Each Forum-Nexus course is designed to comply with curricular guidelines of U.S. and international universities.

You can earn 3, 6, or 9 credits (for 1, 2, or 3 courses - each course is worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours (6 ECTS credits)), depending on the session you select.

You may enroll in one or two regular courses.

All students participate in the International IQ Seminar, developed by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is a daily meeting in which students can learn about the culture of each country, discuss their experiences and cross-cultural interactions, get travel tips, and identify ways to have an even more immersive study abroad experience.

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. 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.

All SIS course options may be found here.

Yes! The Forum-Nexus Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable academic and professional experience while earning 3 credits for their experience. We do offer internships in Communication, Hospitality Management, Photography and Videography.

All information regarding internships can be found here.

Classes are usually conducted during the mornings, leaving you enough time in the afternoon to explore the cities of our program. Classes are not held during the weekends, so you may enjoy each city or travel to another nearby city.

We recommend that you consult your academic advisors and study abroad advisors at your university for suggestions on which courses you should take, considering your major and minor requirements. You can take 3, 6 or 9 credits, depending on the session you select.

Find a list of all of our courses here

Forum-Nexus courses are sponsored by two European universities:

  • Franklin University Switzerland in Lugano
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan

In summer 2025, course credits and transcripts will be issued by Franklin University Switzerland. FUS is fully accredited in Switzerland and also in the U.S.

If you do not see your university on this list, it does not mean that credits won’t transfer, but that you may be the first student from your university to participate in our program.

To confirm that the credits will transfer, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the course syllabi for the courses you plan to take.
  2. Print a copy of the "About Forum-Nexus" section of our website.
  3. Take the printed syllabi and additional information about Forum-Nexus to your study abroad office.
  4. If your study abroad advisor has any questions, please ask them to contact us at info@forum-nexus.com or at +1-305-764-2243.

We are happy to help you throughout the credit transfer process.