Ultimate Summer in Europe: 10 Cities in 5 Weeks

UK - France - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Switzerland - Italy - Greece

Summer Study Abroad in Europe 2020

A summer unlike any other - this is Forum-Nexus!

Experience 10 great European cities in one summer

London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, Como, Lugano, Rome, Rhodes

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad has a track record of 30 years of successful intensive summer programs around the world

Over 3500 students have participated in Forum-Nexus international multi-country summer programs in 15 countries

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Ultimate Summer in Europe: At a Glance

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  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Island of Rhodes, Greece

  • Earn 3, 6, or 9 credits
  • Courses for ALL majors
  • Internships available

  • Free application
  • Early bird discounts
  • Financial aid available

Why study abroad with Forum-Nexus?

Because there’s no other program that lets you do all of this, all in one summer:

See the Best of Europe

Why study abroad in just one location when you can see more? With Forum-Nexus, you travel throughout Europe and gain a bigger and better perspective, making the most of your time abroad. See the itinerary.

Earn College Credits

Take classes taught by experienced, multilingual professors and learn about Europe and the European Union while earning 3, 6, or 9 credits transferable to your college or university. Make the world your classroom this summer! View course options.

Gain Professional Experience

All FN students attend professional visits at leading European companies and international organizations during their time abroad. Take it to the next level by completing an internship with Forum-Nexus. Get information on internships.

Increase your Intl. IQ

Increase your international IQ and gain valuable international experience that will help you in future classes, jobs, and social situations. Learn about other cultures, and learn a little bit about yourself along the way.

Summer 2020 is when you say YES to studying abroad!

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Program Sessions

Session A1

5 Cities in 3 Weeks
June 29 - July 18
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany

Optional weekend excursions to Barcelona, Dublin, Prague, Budapest, Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini.
Optional day trips to Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, and more.

Itinerary

Session A2

9 Cities in 4 Weeks
June 29 - July 26
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Rome, Italy

Optional weekend excursions to Barcelona, Dublin, Prague, Budapest, and Santorini.
Optional day trips to Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, and more.

Itinerary

Session A3

10 Cities in 5 Weeks
June 29 - August 1
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Island of Rhodes, Greece

Optional weekend excursions to Barcelona, Dublin, Prague, Budapest, Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini.
Optional day trips to Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, and more.

Itinerary
Additional Sessions

Don't see what you're looking for? Check out our additional summer study abroad sessions:

Additional Sessions

Courses Offered

ANY major can participate in a summer with Forum-Nexus! You can earn 3, 6, or 9 credits (for 1, 2, or 3 courses - each course is worth 3 credits). We offer a variety of courses that are interesting, relevant, and fun! There are three types of courses: Regular courses, Supervised Independent Study (SIS) courses, and Internships. You may enroll in one or two regular courses, or a combination of a regular course and an SIS course or an internship.

Regular Courses

Classes are held 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 02 courses) is worth 3 credits.

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. SIS courses allow students to study a specific subject in the context of Europe/the European Union. Each SIS course is worth 3 credits.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 internship credits. 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.

Internship Program
Schedule of Classes
  • Section 01 classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
  • International IQ Roundtable from 10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
  • Section 02 classes are held from 11:25 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

International IQ Roundtable Chat with Dr. H

One of the highlights of Forum-Nexus programs is the emphasis placed on acquiring a higher level of International IQ, or the minimum level of international knowledge a student should have in order to present themselves as a cultured and educated individual in an international setting.

All students participate in the International IQ Roundtable Chat, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is a daily meeting in which students can learn about the culture of each country, discuss their experiences and cross-cultural interactions, get travel tips, and identify ways to have an even more immersive study abroad experience.

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.

All students participate in at least 6 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.

All students participate in at least 8 ICVs.

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.

Course Transcripts

In summer 2020, 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

Program Language

All classes and professional visits are conducted in English.

Independent Weekend Day Trips and Excursions

On Saturdays and Sundays, you may elect to spend free time exploring the FN city that we are in, or you may choose to travel to another city for a day or for the entire weekend.

An Independent Weekend Day Trip is organized by students and involves traveling to and from the base FN city in the same day, to visit a nearby destination.

An Independent Weekend Excursion is an overnight trip to another city/country during a weekend. It involves leaving Friday evening or Saturday morning, and in most cases, returning to the FN city on Sunday evening for classes on Monday.

We will provide you with recommended itineraries and activities in each of our suggested destinations, but you may choose to enjoy the weekend however you’d prefer. Below are our suggested destinations:

Weekend 1: London and Paris

  • Sunday, July 5 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to the Palace of Versailles

    Departing Paris Sunday morning via train
    Returning to Paris Sunday evening via train

  • July 3 - 5 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Dublin or Barcelona

    Departing London Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Paris Sunday evening via flight

Weekend 2: Amsterdam

  • Saturday, July 11 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Rotterdam, Delft, and the Hague

    Departing Amsterdam Saturday morning via train
    Returning to Amsterdam Saturday evening via train

  • Sunday, July 12 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Leiden, Zaanse Schans windmills, and the Aalsmeer flower market

    Departing Amsterdam Sunday morning via train
    Returning to Amsterdam Sunday evening via train

  • July 10 - 12 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Barcelona or Prague

    Departing Amsterdam Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Amsterdam Sunday evening via flight
    or returning to Berlin Monday morning via flight

Weekend 3: Berlin and Milan

  • Sunday, July 19 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Venice or Cinque Terre

    Departing Milan Sunday morning via train
    Returning to Milan Sunday evening via train

  • July 17 - 19 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Santorini or Budapest

    Departing Berlin Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Milan Sunday evening via flight

Weekend 4: Rome

  • Saturday, July 25 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Florence

    Departing Rome Saturday morning via train
    Returning to Rome Saturday evening via train

  • July 24 - 26 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Athens, Mykonos, or Santorini

    Departing Rome Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Rhodes Monday morning via flight

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 Camp Nou in Barcelona, 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 one week of receiving an official acceptance notification, a $75 confirmation deposit is due. Within two weeks of submitting the confirmation deposit, a $600 deposit is due for your courses. The deposits are applied to the overall program cost and can also be made as one payment. Your remaining balance must be paid before February 15th, 2020. Payment extensions are available by request.

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Program Cost

By applying as early as possible, you can take advantage of our Early Bird Discount program.

You now qualify for the September Early Bird Discount which entails a discount of $1,100 if you apply before September 30th, 2019. The information below provides the overall program cost, including tuition, for the 3 main sessions for the September Early Bird Discount. This price includes one 3-credit course. The price of each additional 3-credit course is $975.

Payment Options

Session A1

London to Berlin
5 Cities in 3 Weeks
June 29 - July 18
$7,630 $6,530 3 credits
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Session A2

London to Rome
9 Cities in 4 Weeks
June 29 - July 26
$8,720 $7,620 3 credits
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Session A3

London to Rhodes
10 Cities in 5 Weeks
June 29 - August 1
$9,980 $8,880 3 credits
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Additional Sessions

The overall program costs for all of our summer study abroad sessions can be found here:

Costs for all Sessions

What's Included

  • Tuition for one, two, or three courses (3, 6, or 9 credits)
  • Accommodations in top hotels
  • Buffet breakfast in all hotels
  • Professional visits
  • All transportation within Europe between London and Rome, by flight, private coach, or high-speed train
  • Health insurance
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell dinner
  • On-site staff support
  • Official transcripts

The following items are not included:

  • Round trip ticket to Europe: You are responsible for booking your flight to the first city in the program (usually London), and your 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 26: Students may purchase a plane ticket through Forum-Nexus for this transfer. More information will be available in January 2020.
    Please note: If you are considering a weekend excursion to Santorini, Mykonos, or Athens, you should not take this flight. Instead, purchase a flight directly to Rhodes from your weekend destination.
  • Independent Weekend Day Trips or Excursions

The information on this page is subject to change.

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