Travel, live, and study with 60 top students from all over the world
Earn up to 8 credits transferable to your college or university
Visit leading European companies and international organizations
Take classes and travel with experienced and friendly international professors
Be a tourist
Visit world-class museums, cathedrals, and architectural landmarks
Increase your Intl. IQ
Increase your international IQ and gain valuable international experience
Select from a wide variety of courses in the following tracks:
- Art History and Architecture
- Economics and Finance
- Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
- Environmental Studies
- Hospitality Management
- Journalism and Travel Writing
- Luxury Goods and the Fashion Industry
- Political Science and International Studies
- Pre-Med and Nursing
- Social Work
- Sociology and Cultural Studies
- Travel Photography and Filmmaking
- Urban Planning
Session Number: A1
Dates: June 27 - July 31, 2018
Cities included: London, Paris, Geneva, Chamonix, Nimes, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Rhodes
London to Rhodes: 9 Cities in 5 Weeks
- Students enroll in either 5 or 8 credits
- All students must enroll in the International IQ Seminar (2 credits), plus 1 or 2 additional courses
- At least one 3-credit course must be selected from Course List #1 - Regular Courses (Section 01 or Section 03)
- An additional 3-credit course may be selected from either:
- Course List #1 - Regular Courses (Section 01 or Section 03)
- Course List #2 - Supervised Independent Study courses and Internships: In order to enroll in a Supervised Independent Study course or in an Internship, students must fill out the corresponding application forms and be accepted
The full description for the intensive sessions is presented in the next section.
Intensive Sessions (3 and 4 weeks)
We offer three types of courses: regular courses, supervised independent study (SIS) courses, and internships.
Classes for the regular courses are conducted on weekday mornings, either at a local campus or in the conference center of the hotel. The main professor for each course travels with the group from city to city. The professors are highly experienced, multilingual, friendly, and share a passion for traveling and learning. Each regular course (section 01 and section 03 courses) is worth 3 credits.
- Section 01 classes are held from 9:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
- All students participate in the Section 02 International IQ Seminar from 11:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
- Section 03 classes are held from 12:15 p.m. - 1:55 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 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. 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 is a very limited number of openings. There are three internships available:
- COM 310-05 Internship in Communication
- HSPM 310-05 Internship in Hospitality Management
- PHO 310-05 Internship in Photography and Videography
One of the highlights of Forum-Nexus programs is the emphasis placed on making sure that the participating students acquire a higher level of International IQ. We define international IQ as the minimum level of international knowledge that a student should have in order to come across as a cultured and educated individual in an international situation, such as a gathering of professionals from around the world, or an international negotiation.
All students participate in the International IQ Seminar, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is worth 2 credits and includes:
- World and European geography
- Current international events
- Essential European history
- Key international organizations
- Cultural characteristics of the European countries
- Familiarity with the pronunciation and basics of select European languages
- An overview of European art history
The full list of courses and their syllabi is available here:List of Courses
The program is suitable for students in all majors. In particular, students in the following fields will find one or more Forum-Nexus courses that are valuable for their majors:
- Art History
- Business Administration
- Environmental Studies
- European Studies
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality Management
- International Business
- International Relations
- International Studies
- Political Science
- Science and Technology
- Social Work
- Urban Planning
You may enroll at the undergraduate or graduate level, based on your qualifications.
Franklin University Switzerland
A prestigious liberal arts university accredited both in the U.S. (Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) and in Switzerland (Swiss University Conference).
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
A leading Italian private university in Milan, the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart is fully accredited and a member of the ISEP network.
IQS School of Management
AACSB-accredited business school, part of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona.
You may elect to have your transcript issued by FUS, UCSC, or IQS. We recommend that this choice be made in consultation with the study abroad and academic offices of your school.Credit Transfer
All classes and professional visits are conducted in English
In addition to insightful classes, students learn a great deal from a number of professional visits, customized to complement the courses they are taking. Students will visit prominent companies, financial institutions, and international organizations. Most visits include detailed discussions with officials of the companies and organizations. Students enrolled in 5 credits are required to participate in at least 5 professional visits. Students enrolled in 8 credits are required to participate in at least 8 professional visits. Professional visits are usually held in the afternoon.Professional Visits
Optional FN Day Trips and Independent Weekend Excursions
On Saturdays and Sundays, you may elect to participate in optional FN day trips, organized by Forum-Nexus, or go on independent weekend excursions, organized by groups of students.
Optional FN Day Trips
As a complement to the itinerary of the program, Forum-Nexus offers exciting day trips to additional cities with great cultural and sightseeing value. Most of them happen on Saturdays, and provide students with an opportunity to enrich their travel experience around Europe. The average cost for an optional FN day trip is $100. The final list of day trips will be published by october 1st, 2017.
Independent Weekend Excursions
Groups of students may elect to travel to other cities on weekends throughout the program on their own. Independent weekend excursions are organized by students prior to or during the program, and usually involve a Saturday morning departure by train or plane, and a Sunday night return. There are two suggested destinations for every weekend:
- Weekend #1
June 30 - July 1: Dublin or Oxford/Cambridge
- Weekend #2
July 7-8: Amsterdam or Berlin
- Weekend #3
July 14-15: Ibiza or Madrid
- Weekend #4
July 21-22: Prague or Vienna
- Mid-Week Excursion #1
July 18-19: Venice or Milan
- Mid-Week Excursion #2
July 24-26: Santorini or Athens
Forum-Nexus encourages students to derive maximum enjoyment and benefits from their free time in Europe. In many cases, this will be achieved through group activities with all Forum-Nexus students, but at other times many students will enjoy the company of a smaller number of friends sharing specific interests.
In order to facilitate this process, Forum-Nexus encourages the formation of the following clubs:
- Fitness and Running Club - For active students wishing to explore each city by running before class in the mornings, hiking (where applicable), and staying fit while studying abroad.
- Photography Club - For photography majors and students who just love to take pictures, this club will meet to explore each city together to take photos of unique neighborhoods, small villages, mountains and lakes.
- Art and History Club - This club is ideal for students who would like to spend time exploring the amazing wealth of museums, cathedrals and historical sites in each of the European cities visited.
- Food Club - Students in the food club will enjoy visiting authentic and unique restaurants in each city, sampling the local cuisine as well as the gastronomic contribution of immigrant groups in each country.
- Soccer Club - Avid soccer fans will have the opportunity to visit Camp Nou in Barcelona or San Siro in Milan, attend some soccer matches together, or find opportunities for playing soccer in their free time.
- Music and Dancing Club - For students who have an appreciation for music and love to dance, this club may explore each city by attending concerts, listening to live music, learning about local dances in each city, and visiting the most popular venues.
Forum-Nexus is the facilitator of the clubs, but the initiative comes from the students themselves, usually starting via our private Facebook group 1-2 months before the start of the program.
Complete an online application free of charge here. Admission is on a rolling basis and you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
There is no application fee. Within 3 days of receiving the official acceptance letter a $650 confirmation deposit is due. The deposit is applied to the overall program price.Apply now! It's free! Application Process
The cost of the various sessions for Summer 2018 has not been finalized yet. This information will be available by October 1. You can see the Summer 2017 program costs here.Apply Now! FAQ Contact Request Information Testimonials