We offer three types of courses:
- Regular courses
- Supervised Independent Study (SIS) courses
Students may enroll in one or two regular courses, or a combination of a regular course and an SIS course or an internship. All students participate in the International IQ Seminar course.
Classes for the regular courses are conducted on weekday mornings, either at a local campus or in the conference center of the hotel. The professor for each course travels with the group from city to city. Each regular course (section 01 and section 03 courses) is worth 3 credits. All students participate in the International IQ Seminar, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is worth 2 credits and provides an overview of European history, geography, language, and politics.
- Section 01 classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
- Section 02 International IQ Seminar from 10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
- Section 03 classes are held from 11:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Supervised Independent Study (SIS) Courses
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. Each SIS course is worth 3 credits. Not every student is permitted 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. Students enrolled in an SIS course are required to also enroll in a regular 3-credit course.
The Forum-Nexus Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable academic and professional experience while earning 3 credits for their experience. There are a limited number of openings. There are internships available in Communication, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Management, and Photography & Videography. Students enrolled in an internship course are required to also enroll in a regular 3-credit course.
Concentrations and Tracks
Participants in the Forum-Nexus program are interested in a wide variety of disciplines and subjects. In order to facilitate their choice of courses, students can select one of 9 concentrations, and then select a specific track within the concentration.
Concentration #1: International Business, Management, and Marketing in the European Union
Concentration #2: Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Urban Planning in the European Union
Concentration #3: Nursing, Medicine, and Psychology in the European Union
Concentration #4: Sociology, Education, Social Work, and Religion in the European Union
Concentration #5: Art, Architecture, and Photography in the European Union
Concentration #6: Politics, International Studies, History, and Law in the European Union
Concentration #7: Science, Engineering, Technology, and the Environment in the European Union
Concentration #8: Journalism, Communication, and Mass Media in the European Union
Concentration #9: General Studies of European Society, Business, Arts, and Sciences
All courses are also available at the graduate level. The complete list of courses can be found here. To learn about the credit transfer process, visit our Credit Transfer page.
Ready to select your courses? Access the online application form here.