We offer four types of courses:
- Regular courses
- International IQ Seminar (all students take this course)
- Supervised Independent Study (SIS) courses
Depending on the program session selected, students may enroll in a number of 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.
- 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.
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.
International IQ Seminar
All students participate in the International IQ Seminar, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is worth 3 credits and provides an overview of the history, geography, culture, language, and politics of the countries we visit. Students may select the general version of the seminar (INT 355) or one of its specialized versions (ECO 355, POL 355, or SOC 355).
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.More Information
Concentrations and Tracks
Participants in Forum-Nexus programs are interested in a wide variety of disciplines and subjects. In order to facilitate your choice of courses, you can select one of 9 concentrations, and then select a specific track within the concentration.
Concentration #1: International Business, Management, and Marketing
Concentration #2: Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Urban Planning
Concentration #3: Nursing, Medicine, and Psychology
Concentration #4: Sociology, Education, Social Work, and Religion
Concentration #5: Art, Architecture, and Photography
Concentration #6: Politics, International Studies, History, and Law
Concentration #7: Science, Engineering, Technology, and the Environment
Concentration #8: Journalism, Communication, and Mass Media
Concentration #9: General Studies of 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.
The complete list of courses can be found here.
Ready to select your courses? Access the online application form here.