Ultimate Summer in Europe: 8 Cities in 1 Month

Barcelona - Paris - Amsterdam - Milan - Lugano - Lake Como - Lake Garda - Rhodes (Greek Islands)

Multi-Country Summer Study Abroad Program in Europe

July 4 - August 3, 2023

Experience 8 great European cities in one summer

Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Rhodes (Greek Islands)

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad has a track record of 32 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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January Early Bird Discount deadline extended:
Apply by Februrary 7th to save $600. Apply here for free!

Ultimate Summer in Europe: At a Glance

Itinerary (July 2023)
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lake Garda, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 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

Maximize your study abroad experience and gain a unique perspective on the world by traveling to multiple locations throughout Europe with Forum-Nexus. Don't settle for just one location when you can immerse yourself in multiple cultures, languages and way of life, and make the most of your time abroad. Transform your college experience and stand out with an international education. See the itinerary.

Earn College Credits

Transform your summer into an unforgettable educational journey and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Europe and the European Union. Learn from experienced, multilingual professors and earn 3, 6, or 9 transferable college credits. Make the world your classroom and enhance your resume with an international experience! View course options.

Gain Professional Experience

Enhance your career prospects and gain valuable industry experience by completing an internship with Forum-Nexus while studying abroad. All FN students have the opportunity to visit leading European companies and international organizations and take their education to the next level with hands-on experience and professional networking opportunities. Don't miss out on this chance to jumpstart your career! Get information on internships.

Increase your INTL. IQ

Unlock your full potential and give yourself a competitive edge by increasing your International IQ through valuable international experience. With Forum-Nexus, you'll have the opportunity to learn about other cultures and gain a deeper understanding of yourself along the way. This experience will be beneficial for your future classes, jobs, and social situations, as well as help you to stand out from your peers. Don't miss out on this opportunity to broaden your horizons and reach your full potential.

Summer 2023 is your time to study abroad!

Apply now!

Program Sessions

Session A1

8 Cities in 1 Month
July 4 - August 3
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lake Garda, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Island of Rhodes, Greece

Optional weekend excursions to London, Rome, Venice, Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Florence, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Prague, Budapest.
Optional day trips to Venice, Palace of Versailles, Girona, Loire Valley castles, Sitges, Verona, Lindos.

Itinerary

Session A2

7 Cities in 3.5 Weeks
July 4 - 29
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lake Garda, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Optional weekend excursions to London, Rome, Venice, Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, Florence, Prague, Budapest.
Optional day trips to Venice, Palace of Versailles, Girona, Loire Valley castles, Sitges, Verona.

Itinerary

Session A3

7 Cities in 3.5 Weeks
July 10 - August 3
  • Milan, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Lake Garda, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Island of Rhodes, Greece

Optional weekend excursions to Rome, Venice, Berlin, Florence, Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Prague, Budapest.
Optional day trips to Venice, Palace of Versailles, Loire Valley castles, Verona, Lindos.

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Accommodations

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

  • Two 4-star business class hotels in Amsterdam and Paris
  • Three 4-star tourist class hotels in Barcelona, Milan, and Lake Garda
  • A 5-star beachside resort in Rhodes

You will be able to enjoy breakfast every morning at each hotel.

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Courses Offered

Any major can participate in a summer with Forum-Nexus!

Unlock new academic and professional opportunities and take your education to the next level by joining Forum-Nexus, regardless of your major. Earn 3, 6, or 9 transferable college credits and expand your course options by choosing from a variety of interesting, relevant and fun courses (choose 1, 2, or 3 courses - each course is worth 3 credits).

You can select from regular courses, Supervised Independent Study (SIS) courses, and Internships. Mix and match your course options and create a personalized study abroad experience that fits your needs. You may enroll in one or two regular courses, or a combination of a regular course and an SIS course or an internship.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain valuable international experience!

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. All students take at least one regular course.

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 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • International IQ Seminar 11:10 am - 11:50 am
  • Section 02 classes are held from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Europe Today: An International IQ Seminar with Dr. H

One of the highlights of Forum-Nexus programs is the emphasis placed on acquiring a higher level of International IQ, defined as 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 Seminar, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is a daily session in which students can learn about the culture of each country, gain an understanding of essential European geography and current events, discuss their experiences and cross-cultural interactions, get language tips, and identify ways to have an even more immersive study abroad experience.

Professional Visits

Forum-Nexus offers a one-of-a-kind study abroad experience, with a strong focus on professional development and networking opportunities. Immerse yourself in the industry by visiting leading companies and international organizations throughout your program. Get an inside look at the operations and interact with executives during detailed discussions, followed by a tour of the facilities. All students have the opportunity to participate in these professional visits, giving you the chance to gain valuable insights and make industry connections. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to jumpstart your career!

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 2023, 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.

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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 following famous stadiums: Camp Nou in Barcelona, Stade de France in Paris, and San Siro Stadium in Milan; as well as 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

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

Complete an online application for free 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 $75 confirmation deposit is due. The deposit is applied to the overall program cost.

As a recipient of our January Early Bird Discount, your remaining balance must be paid in installments according to the following schedule: April 15 (50%), May 15 (50%). Payment extensions are available by request.

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Program Cost

Early Bird Discount Extended: You now qualify for the January Early Bird Discount which entails a discount of $600 if you apply before Februrary 7th. The information below provides the overall program cost, including tuition, for the 3 main sessions for the January Early Bird Discount. This price includes one 3-credit course. The price of each additional 3-credit course is $975. All amounts are in US dollars.

Payment Options

Session A1

Barcelona to Rhodes
8 Cities in 1 Month
July 4 - August 3
$12,160 $11,560 3 credits
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Session A2

Barcelona to Amsterdam
7 Cities in 3.5 Weeks
July 4 - 29
$11,270 $10,670 3 credits
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Session A3

Amsterdam to Milan
7 Cities in 3.5 Weeks
July 10 - August 3
$11,270 $10,670 3 credits
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What's Included

  • Tuition for one 3-credit course
  • Accommodations in top hotels
  • Buffet breakfast in all hotels
  • Professional visits
  • Comprehensive 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 Barcelona), 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.
  • Additional courses: The program cost includes one 3-credit course. You may add one or two additional courses, for a total of 6 or 9 credits. Each additional course is $975.
  • Intercity transportation: To give students the opportunity to explore different cities during the weekends, all intercity transportation is not included. For the students not going on weekend excursions Forum-Nexus will make all the arrangements, including airport transfers for the group, and the estimated costs are as follows:
  • Weekend #1: Flight from Barcelona to Milan, $90
    Weekend #2: Flight from Milan airport to Paris, $90
    Weekend #3: High speed train from Paris to Amsterdam, $100
    Weekend #4: Flight from Amsterdam to Rhodes, $120
  • Independent Weekend Day Trips or Excursions

The information on this page is subject to change.

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