About us

our mission and history

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad has a track record of 34 years

of successful intensive summer programs around the world. Over 3550 students have participated in our international multi-country programs in 15 countries since 1990

Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student or alumni seeking professional development, our courses are open to all. Don't miss out on this opportunity to broaden your horizons, gain valuable international experience and make lifelong memories with Forum-Nexus.

Forum-Nexus programs are unique in that they give participating students a high value added along a number of different dimensions:

The programs develop the students’ international outlook, fostering a greater appreciation of other cultures and different economic and political environments.

Classes are dynamic and interactive, taught by experienced, cosmopolitan professors.

Students get to visit numerous companies, international organizations, and government agencies, and interact with their executives and officials in order to learn about their strategies first-hand.

Transcripts issued by prestigious fully-accredited universities.

Students can earn up to 9 semester credits, which can be used for required or elective courses.

All students participate in the International IQ Seminar developed by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, Director of Forum-Nexus.

Upon successful completion of their courses, all students will receive an official diploma and transcript.

The students who participate in Forum-Nexus programs are ambitious, open-minded, highly motivated, and share a desire to appreciate the richness of other cultures.

Our Mission

Forum-Nexus strives to deliver exceptional international summer programs that enrich cultural understanding, promote idea exchange, and build a community of globally-minded students eager to learn and explore the world.

Our History

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad was founded by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, a highly respected professor of International Business in Miami, an economics commentator for CNN, and a passionate proponent of global education and cross-cultural sensitivity. Dr. Hervitz's goal was to create a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas about the economic, political, cultural and business landscape in Europe. At the same time, the programs were meant to build a nexus between international students and European executives, professors and government officials. Hence the name... Forum-Nexus!

European professors

Professor Hervitz and his multinational team of senior European professors have led Forum-Nexus for 34 years, becoming a leading provider of multi-country summer study abroad programs in Europe, successfully enhancing the International IQ, cross-cultural sensitivity, and European knowledge of over 3,550 students globally.

Meet the Faculty

Study Abroad

Forum-Nexus offers a unique and comprehensive study abroad experience, immersing students in global cultures through travel and education at prestigious universities, and interactions with international companies and organizations, making it one of the most rewarding educational opportunities available.

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International guidelines

Forum-Nexus courses, designed to align with U.S. and international university guidelines, are sponsored by Franklin University Switzerland and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Credit transfer process
Our Alumni
Our Alumni

Hear what former students have to say about their summer study abroad experience! Read and watch Forum-Nexus testimonials or learn more by visiting our gallery of pictures and videos.


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Financial Aid
Financial Aid

Students who are looking for ways to help finance their Forum-Nexus experience have several options. Find information about how to use financial aid for studying abroad.