Summer in Europe: 10 Cities in 5 Weeks

Netherlands - France - Spain - Switzerland - Italy - Greece

June 29 - August 3, 2019

Experience 10 great European cities in one summer

Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Chamonix, Lugano, Como, Milan, Rome, Rhodes

Travel, live and study with top students from all over the world!

30% of Forum-Nexus students come from outside the U.S.

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Travel

Travel, live, and study with 60 top students from all over the world

Earn Credits

Earn up to 8 credits transferable to your college or university

Professional Experience

Attend professional visits at leading European companies and international organizations

Study

Take classes and learn from experienced and friendly multilingual 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

Tracks

Select from a wide variety of courses in the following tracks:

  • Art History and Architecture
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Accounting and Finance
  • International Business and Management
  • International Marketing
  • Journalism and Mass Media
  • Luxury Goods and the Fashion Industry
  • Nursing
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Med
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Cultural Studies
  • Travel Photography and Filmmaking
  • Urban Planning
Courses, Concentrations, and Tracks

Earn up to 8 credits this summer while studying in 10 amazing European cities!

Acquire a solid understanding of the culture and politics of the European Union, as well as its changing economic and social environments.
Join Forum-Nexus Study Abroad for our 29th year of multi-country summer programs in Europe!
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Itinerary (Main Session)

Amsterdam

June 29 - July 3

Opening session and orientation June 29
Cultural visit: Guided tour of Amsterdam June 30
Classes + professional visit July 1
Classes + free afternoon July 2

Paris

July 3 - July 9

High-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris
Professional visit
July 3
Classes + professional visit July 4
Classes + free afternoon July 5
Free day for independent sightseeing July 6
Free day for independent sightseeing
FN Day Trip to the Palace of Versailles*
July 7
Independent Weekend Excursion to London or Dublin** July 5-7
Classes + free afternoon July 8

Barcelona

July 9 - 15

High-speed train from Paris to Barcelona July 9
Classes + professional visit July 10
Classes + professional visit July 11
Classes + free afternoon July 12
Free day for independent sightseeing
FN Day Trip to Girona and Costa Brava*
July 13
Free day for independent sightseeing July 14
Independent Weekend Excursion to Madrid or Lisbon** July 12-14

Chamonix

July 15-19

Travel by bus from Barcelona to Chamonix, with a stop at the famous Pont du Gard roman aqueduct July 15
Classes + free afternoon July 16
Day trip to Geneva July 17
Classes + free afternoon July 18

Geneva

July 17

Day trip to Geneva
Professional visit at the United Nations
July 17

Lugano and Lake Como

July 19

Campus visit (Franklin University Switzerland) + sightseeing in Lugano and Como July 19

Milan

July 19 - 23

Arrival to Milan July 19
Free day for independent sightseeing
FN Day Trip to Cinque Terre*
July 20
Free day for independent sightseeing
FN Day Trip to Venice*
July 21
Independent Weekend Excursion to Berlin or Prague** July 19-21
Classes + free afternoon July 22
Professional visit July 23

Rome

July 23 - 28

High-speed train from Milan to Rome July 23
Classes + free afternoon July 24
Classes + professional visit July 25
Classes + free afternoon July 26
Free day for independent sightseeing
FN Day Trip to Florence*
July 27
Independent Weekend Excursion to Santorini or Athens** July 26-28

Rhodes

July 28 - August 3

Flight from Rome (or from your excursion destination) to Rhodes July 28
Classes + free afternoon July 29
Classes + FN Day Trip to Lindos* July 30
Classes + free afternoon July 31
Final exams + free afternoon August 1
Project presentations + farewell party and graduation ceremony August 2
Flights home August 3 at any time

* FN Day Trip Optional day trips organized by Forum-Nexus
** Independent Weekend Excursion Optional Independent Weekend Excursions organized by students

Students enrolled in 5 credits participate in 5 professional visits.
Students enrolled in 8 credits participate in 8 professional visits.

Accommodations

Forum-Nexus students, faculty, and staff stay in excellent hotels:

  • Two 4-star business class hotels in Amsterdam and Milan
  • A new 4-star hotel in Chamonix right next to Mont Blanc (the highest mountain in Europe)
  • Three 4-star tourist class hotels in Barcelona, Paris, and Rome
  • A 5-star beachside resort in Rhodes

You will be able to enjoy breakfast every morning at each hotel. Rooms are either double or triple occupancy (double occupancy in Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, and Rome; triple occupancy in Rhodes; and a combination of doubles and triples in Chamonix).

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Amsterdam

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Paris

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Barcelona

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Chamonix

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Milan

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Rome

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Rhodes

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Dates and Sessions

Main Session
Amsterdam to Rhodes: 10 Cities in 5 Weeks

Session Number: E1 Dates: June 29 - August 3, 2019 Cities included: Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Chamonix, Geneva, Lugano, Lake Como, Milan, Rome, Rhodes Courses:
  • 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

Optional
Intensive Sessions (3 to 4.5 weeks)

The full description for the intensive sessions is presented in the next section. More Information

Courses Offered

We offer three types of courses: Regular courses, Supervised Independent Study (SIS) courses, and Internships.

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.

Regular Courses

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. 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 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.

Internships

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.

FN Internship Program

International IQ

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

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.

Courses, Concentrations, and Tracks

Majors

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:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Med
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
  • Videography/Film

You may enroll at the undergraduate or graduate level, based on your qualifications.

Sponsoring Universities

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.

Transcripts

You may elect to have your transcript issued by FUS or UCSC. We recommend that this choice be made in consultation with the study abroad and academic offices of your school.

Credit Transfer

Language

All classes and professional visits are conducted in English

Professional Visits

One of the things that makes Forum-Nexus unique is the emphasis placed on professional experiences and networking opportunities. Professional visits take place throughout the program, usually in the afternoon, at leading companies and international organizations. Most visits include detailed discussions with executives, followed by a tour of the facilities. Students enrolled in 5 credits participate in 4 professional visits. Students enrolled in 8 credits participate in 8 professional visits.

Professional Visits

Independent Cultural Visits

In addition to visiting global companies and organizations, Forum-Nexus students make the most of their time in each city by participating in Independent Cultural Visits (ICVs). These visits may include experiences at historical sites and landmarks, museums, art galleries, traditional music or dance performances, and culturally relevant events. Students enrolled in 5 credits participate in 5 ICVs. Students enrolled in 8 credits participate in 8 ICVs.

Clubs

We encourage you to take maximum advantage of your free time in Europe. In many cases, this will be achieved through group activities with all Forum-Nexus students, but at other times you will enjoy the company of a smaller number of friends sharing specific interests. In order to facilitate this process, we encourage 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 the Stade de France in Paris, and 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.

Application Process

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 two weeks of receiving an official acceptance notification, a $650 confirmation deposit is due. The deposit is applied to the overall program fees and it is refundable if you withdraw before March 31, 2019. As a recipient of our August Early Bird Discount, your remaining balance must be paid before February 15, 2019. Payment extensions are available by request.

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Program Fees

The table below provides the overall program fees, including tuition, for the various sessions of the summer Europe 2019 program.

Students can enjoy a substantial discount by participating in our Early Bird Discount program.

You now qualify for the August Early Bird Discount which entails a discount of $1600 if you apply before August 31, 2018. The table below provides the overall program fees, including tuition, for the various sessions for the August Early Bird Discount.

Payment Options
Please note: The $1600 August Early Bird Discount has already been applied to the fees listed below.
Main Session

Session E1

Amsterdam to Rhodes:
10 Cities in 5 Weeks

(June 29 - August 3, 2019)
$10,886 5 credits
$12,326 8 credits


 
Intensive Session

Session E2

Paris to Rhodes:
9 Cities in 4.5 Weeks

(July 3 - August 3, 2019)
$10,285 5 credits
$11,725 8 credits
Intensive Session

Session E3

Amsterdam to Rome:
9 Cities in 4 Weeks

(June 29 - July 28, 2019)
$9,884 5 credits
$11,324 8 credits
Intensive Session

Session E4

Paris to Rome:
8 Cities in 3.5 Weeks

(July 3 - July 28, 2019)
$9,283 5 credits
$10,723 8 credits
Intensive Session

Session E5

Amsterdam to Milan:
8 Cities in 3.5 Weeks

(June 29 - July 23, 2019)
$9,283 5 credits
$10,723 8 credits
Intensive Session

Session E6

Amsterdam to Chamonix:
5 Cities in 3 Weeks

(June 29 - July 19, 2019)
$8,582 5 credits
$10,022 8 credits

Fees include

  • Tuition for two or three courses (5 or 8 credits)
  • Accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast in all hotels
  • Professional visits
  • All transportation within Europe between Amsterdam and Rome, by private coach or high-speed train
  • Health insurance
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell dinner

The following items are not included:

  • Round trip ticket to Europe: Students are responsible for booking their flight to the first city in the program (usually Amsterdam), and their flight home from the last city (usually Rhodes). From the U.S., the average cost is about $1,200.
  • Meals other than breakfast: the estimated cost is $30-35 per day.
  • The flight from Rome to Rhodes on July 28: This flight is not included. Most students, faculty, and staff will be taking Alitalia flight #730, departing Rome at 9:50 AM, and arriving to Rhodes at 1:10 PM. Forum-Nexus will provide, at no extra charge, group transportation to the Rome airport, and from the Rhodes airport to the hotel. We recommend that you purchase this ticket through STA Travel.
    Please note: If you are considering a weekend excursion to Santorini or Athens, you should not take this flight. Instead, purchase a flight directly to Rhodes from your weekend destination.
  • Optional FN Day Trips
  • Independent Weekend Excursions
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