See the best of Europe

Experience a transformative summer with Forum-Nexus, exploring diverse European cultures and languages for a unique international education.

Earn college credits

Enhance your resume with an unforgettable summer at Forum-Nexus, exploring Europe's culture and history while earning up to 9 transferable college credits.

Gain professional experience

Boost your career with a Forum-Nexus summer internship abroad, offering hands-on experience, visits to top European companies, and professional networking opportunities.

Increase your intl. IQ

Enhance your International IQ with Forum-Nexus: learn about diverse cultures, deepen self-understanding, and stand out in future academic, professional, and social endeavors.

Summer 2024 is your time to study abroad!

Most popular
Session A1

8 Cities

in 1 Month
June 26 - July 23
  • Rome, Italy
  • Verona, Italy
  • Riva del Garda, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Milan, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Rhodes (Greek Islands), Greece
Session A2

7 Cities

in 3 Weeks
June 26 - July 18
  • Rome, Italy
  • Verona, Italy
  • Riva del Garda, Italy
  • Lugano, Switzerland
  • Milan, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Session A3

4 Cities

in 3 Weeks
July 4 - 23
  • Milan, Italy
  • Paris, France
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Rhodes (Greek Islands), Greece

Itinerary

Accommodations

Students, faculty, and staff stay in excellent 4 and 5-star full service hotels, in double and triple occupancy rooms. You will be able to enjoy breakfast every morning at each hotel.

Rome

Best Western Plus Hotel Universo

Milan

UNAHOTELS Century Milano

Amsterdam

DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station

Riva del Garda

Grand Hotel Liberty

Paris

Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré-Coeur Hotel

Rhodes

Sheraton Rhodes Resort

Courses Offered

Forum-Nexus allows students of any major to mix and match from regular, Supervised Independent Study (SIS), and internship courses, earning up to 9 transferable credits for a customized, enriching international academic experience.

Forum-Nexus 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 U.S. semester credit hours (6 ECTS credits). All students take at least one regular course.
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 U.S. semester credit hours (6 ECTS credits). 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 internship credits. There are a limited number of openings. There are internships available in Social Media, Arts, Communication, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Media and others. Students enrolled in an internship course are required to also enroll in a regular 3-credit course.

Internship Program

Forum-Nexus programs focus on enhancing students' International IQ through a daily seminar led by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, where they learn about European cultures, geography, current events, and language tips, fostering a deeper understanding and immersive study abroad experience.

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

Professional Visits

Forum-Nexus programs emphasize professional development and networking through visits to leading companies and organizations, offering insights and connections to jumpstart your career.

Independent Cultural Visits

Forum-Nexus students enhance their experience through Independent Cultural Visits (ICVs) to historical sites, museums, and cultural events in each city, participating in at least 8 such visits.

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.

Independent Weekend Day Trips and Excursions

During free weekends in the Forum-Nexus program, students can explore the current city or opt for Independent Day Trips to nearby destinations or Weekend Excursions to other cities or countries, with FN providing recommended itineraries. However, arrangements for these trips are not covered by FN and are not included in the program fees.

An Independent 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.

  • July 6, out of Milan, visit Florence or Cinque Terre
  • July 7, out of Milan, visit Venice
  • July 14, out of Amsterdam, visit The Hague or Rotterdam
  • July 19, in the island of Rhodes, visit Lindos

An Independent Weekend Excursion is an overnight trip to another city/country during a weekend. It typically involves leaving Friday evening or Saturday morning, and in most cases, returning on Monday evening. International weekend excursions are subject to approval by Forum-Nexus.

  • Departing Paris on July 12 in the afternoon (after class) to London, or Berlin, or Prague, returning to Amsterdam on July 14, arriving in the evening. Transportation could be by plane or in the case of London by train.
  • Departing Amsterdam on July 17 in the afternoon (after class), flying to Santorini, Mykonos, or Athens, then flying to Rhodes on July 19, arriving in the evening.

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. Forum-Nexus is the facilitator of the clubs, but the initiative comes from the students themselves, usually starting via our private Whatsapp group 1-2 months before the start of the program.

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 (weekend trip), 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.

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 one week of receiving an official acceptance notification, a $75 confirmation deposit is due. The deposit is applied to the overall program cost.
  • Your remaining balance must be paid in full no later than May 15th, 2024. Payment extensions are available by request.
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Program cost

The information below provides the overall program cost, including tuition, for the 3 main sessions of the Forum-Nexus Ultimate Summer in Europe program. This price includes one 3-credit course. The price of each additional 3-credit course is $975.

Most popular
Session A1

$12,485

3 credits
  • Rome to Rhodes
  • 8 cities in 1 Month
  • June 26 - July 23
Session A2

$11,590

3 credits
  • Rome to Amsterdam
  • 7 Cities in 3 Weeks
  • June 26 - July 18
Session A3

$11,290

3 credits
  • Milan to Rhodes
  • 4 Cities in 3 Weeks
  • July 4 - 23
  • 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
  • Round trip ticket to Europe: You are responsible for booking your flight to the first city in the program (usually Rome), 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.