FN Summer in Europe + Asia: 14 Cities in 2 Months

Japan - Hong Kong - Thailand - Spain - France - Switzerland - Italy - Greece

June 3 - August 2, 2019

An exploration of business, politics, art, culture, and society in Europe and Asia

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Travel

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

Earn Credits

Earn up to 18 credits transferable to your college or university

Professional Experience

Attend professional visits at leading companies and international organizations

Study

Take classes and learn from experienced and friendly multilingual professors

Be a tourist

Visit world-class museums, historical sites, 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-Med
  • Pre-Law
  • 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 18 credits this summer while studying in 14 amazing cities across Europe and Asia!

Acquire a solid understanding of the business, political, and social landscapes in various countries while experiencing the cultures and environments first-hand.
Join us for our 29th year of multi-country summer study abroad programs!
Apply now!

Itinerary (Main Session)

Tokyo

June 3 - 10

Opening Session + orientation June 3
Classes + professional visit June 4
Classes + free afternoon June 5
Classes + professional visit June 6
Classes + free afternoon June 7
Free day for independent sightseeing
Optional FN Day Trip to Kyoto***
June 8
Free day for independent sightseeing June 9
Independent Weekend Excursion to Taipei (Taiwan) or Beijing (China)** June 7-9

Hong Kong

June 10 - 16

Flight from Tokyo (or from weekend excursion city) to Hong Kong June 10
Classes + professional visit June 11
Classes + professional visit June 12
Classes + free afternoon June 13
Classes (midterm exams) + free afternoon June 14
Free day for independent sightseeing
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Macao*
June 15
Independent Weekend Excursion to Shanghai (China) or Guangzhou (China)** June 14-16

Bangkok

June 16 - 22

Flight from Hong Kong (or from weekend excursion city) to Bangkok June 16
Classes + free afternoon June 17
Classes + professional visit June 18
Classes + free afternoon June 19
Classes + professional visit June 20
Classes + free afternoon June 21
Independent Weekend Excursion to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)** June 21-23

Koh Samui

June 22 - 27

Flight from Bangkok to the island of Koh Samui
If you are taking a weekend excursion, you may fly to Koh Samui on Sunday, June 23
June 22
Free day for independent sightseeing June 23
Classes + free afternoon June 24
Classes (final exams) + free afternoon June 25
Classes (project presentations) + free afternoon June 26

Madrid

June 27 - July 2

Flight from Koh Samui to Madrid June 27
Free day for independent sightseeing + activities June 28
Free day for independent sightseeing + activities
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Toledo*
June 29
Free day for independent sightseeing + activities
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Salamanca*
June 30
Free day for independent sightseeing + activities July 1

Barcelona

July 2 - 9

High-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona July 2
Opening session + orientation July 3
Classes + professional visit July 4
Classes + free afternoon July 5
Free day for independent sightseeing
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Girona*
July 6
Free day for independent sightseeing
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Sitges*
July 7
Independent Weekend Excursion to Berlin, Lisbon, or Madrid** July 5-7
Classes + professional visit July 8

Paris

July 9 - 13

High-speed train from Barcelona to Paris July 9
Classes + professional visit July 10
Classes + free afternoon July 11
Professional visit + free afternoon July 12
Independent Weekend Excursion to London or Amsterdam** July 12 - 14

Geneva

July 13

Travel by private coach from Paris to Chamonix, with a stop in Geneva
Professional visit at the United Nations
July 13

Chamonix

July 13-18

Arrival to Chamonix July 13
Free day for independent activities July 14
Classes + free afternoon July 15
Classes + free afternoon July 16
Classes (midterm exams) + free afternoon July 17

Lugano and Lake Como

July 18

Travel by private coach from Chamonix to Milan, with stops in Lake Como and Lugano
Campus visit and class at Franklin University Switzerland
July 18

Milan

July 18 - 22

Arrival to Milan July 18
Professional visit + free afternoon July 19
Free day for independent sightseeing
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Cinque Terre*
July 20
Free day for independent sightseeing
Independent Weekend Day Trip to Venice*
July 21
Independent Weekend Excursion to Prague or Budapest** July 19-21
Classes + afternoon travel to Rome July 22

Rome

July 22 - 27

High-speed train from Milan to Rome July 22
Classes + free afternoon July 23
Classes + free afternoon
Recommended: Independent visit to the Vatican Museums
July 24
Classes + professional visit July 25
Classes + free afternoon July 26
Independent Weekend Excursion to Santorini, Athens, or Florence** July 26-28

Rhodes

July 27 - August 2

Flight from Rome to Rhodes
(Those taking a weekend excursion should arrive to Rhodes on Sunday, July 28)
July 27
Free day for independent sightseeing
Optional FN Day Trip to Lindos***
July 28
Classes + free afternoon July 29
Classes + free afternoon July 30
Classes (final exams) + free afternoon
Farewell party + graduation ceremony
July 31
Classes (project presentations) + free afternoon August 1
Flights home August 2 at any time

* Independent Weekend Day Trip Optional independent day trips organized by students
** Independent Weekend Excursion Optional independent weekend excursions organized by students
*** Optional FN Day Trip Optional day trip organized by Forum-Nexus

Cities

  • June 3 - 10

    As a student with Forum-Nexus, you will arrive to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT) in the afternoon on June 3, where you will be received by Forum-Nexus (FN) staff members who will coordinate your transfer to the hotel. An orientation program will take place that evening.

    While in Tokyo, you will have the chance to observe a mix of modern skyscrapers and ancient temples, experience the culture and cuisine, and attend professional visits at leading companies and organizations. Tokyo is the capital of Japan and host to the upcoming 2020 Olympics.

    Over the weekend, you have the flexibility to travel to another city/country on an independent weekend trip or excursion. On Saturday, there will be an Optional FN Day Trip to Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, famous for its beautiful temples and gardens. The suggested cities for an overnight Independent Weekend Excursions are Taipei (Taiwan) or Beijing (China).

    If you are planning independent travel over the weekend, we recommend that you fly to your destination on Friday evening and then either return to Tokyo on Sunday night, or fly directly to Hong Kong on Monday morning.

  • June 10 - 16

    From Tokyo we fly to Hong Kong, a territory that was formerly a colony of the British Empire before becoming an autonomous region of China. Hong Kong is an important center for trade, finance, and business, and boasts the most skyscrapers in the world!

    During the week, you will take classes in the morning and spend your afternoons exploring the city and its dynamic landscape, or participating in a professional visit to a leading international organization.

    On Saturday, we recommend an Independent Weekend Day Trip Macau, an autonomous territory known for its Old Town and Portuguese influences. The suggested cities for Independent Weekend Excursions are Shanghai and Guangzhou, both in China.

    On Sunday, we fly from Hong Kong to Bangkok. If you are planning independent travel over the weekend, we recommend that you fly to your destination on Friday evening and then to Bangkok on Sunday.

  • June 16 - 22

    From Hong Kong we fly to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Bangkok is full of rich experiences, from the palaces and temples, to the delicious cuisine, to the vibrant markets. Upon arrival, we recommend spending Sunday afternoon at the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market.

    While in Bangkok, you will participate in two professional visits to prominent multinational corporations. Classes will be held in the hotel’s conference center.

    On Saturday, we take a short flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s most visited islands.

    The suggested cities for Independent Weekend Excursions are Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If you are planning independent travel over the weekend, we recommend that you fly to your destination on Friday evening and then to Koh Samui on Sunday.

  • June 22 - 27

    Our next destination is the Thai island of Koh Samui, known for its beautiful palm-fringed beaches surrounded by coconut groves and mountainous rainforest. We fly from Bangkok to Koh Samui on Saturday morning.

    Over the weekend, you will have free time for independent sightseeing. You may choose to visit ancient temples, experience the beautiful beaches, or spend the day island-hopping to explore the various landscapes nearby.

    Classes in Koh Samui will also be held in the hotel conference center. At the end of the Asia segment of the program, there will be a festive dinner party featuring traditional food and music.

  • June 27 - July 2

    From Koh Samui, we fly to Madrid, Spain’s capital city known for treasured art museums, beautiful parks, and elaborate plazas. While in Madrid, you will have the opportunity for independent exploration and sightseeing. This intersession serves as our transition period from Asia to Europe.

    On Saturday, we recommend taking an Independent Weekend Day Trip to the nearby medieval town of Toledo, and on Sunday, to the stunning city of Salamanca, Spain. On Tuesday, we travel by high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona for the beginning of the Europe segment of the program.

  • July 2 - 9

    Barcelona is a fabulous coastal city with beaches, mountains, outdoor markets, restaurants, and museums. You will be able to admire the striking Art Nouveau architecture of Antoni Gaudi in the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and several other sites throughout the city such as Parc Güell, La Pedrera, and Casa Batlló. Barcelona is a powerful center of industry and commerce with the largest port on the Mediterranean.

    You will visit Spanish and multinational companies and take classes on the campus of the AACSB-accredited IQS School of Management.

    Over the weekend, you have the flexibility to travel to another city/country on an independent weekend trip or excursion. On Saturday, we recommend an Independent Weekend Day Trip to the charming medieval city of Girona (Game of Thrones!). On Sunday, we recommend an Independent Weekend Day Trip to the beautiful beach town of Sitges. The suggested cities for an overnight Independent Weekend Excursion are Berlin or Lisbon.

  • July 9 - 13

    From Barcelona, all Forum-Nexus students, faculty, and staff will travel together by high-speed train to Paris, the heart of French culture, politics, and business.

    In Paris, you will be able to visit the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, and the iconic Eiffel Tower! During a free afternoon, you can stroll along the banks of the Seine River or window shop on the Champs-Elysées.

    While in Paris, you will have the opportunity to visit important French and international companies, as well as take classes on the campus of a local university.

    You may elect to participate in an Independent Weekend Excursion to London or Amsterdam, departing from Paris Friday evening and returning to Geneva Sunday afternoon, then transferring to Chamonix by private shuttle.

  • July 13 - 18

    From Paris we travel by private coach to Chamonix, a beautiful town nestled in the French Alps. On the way to Chamonix, we will stop in Geneva, Switzerland’s highly cosmopolitan city. Geneva is home to the European headquarters of the United Nations, located in the historic Palace of Nations building.

    After our professional visit to the UN, we continue to Chamonix. On Sunday, we recommend visiting the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), one of the biggest ice glaciers in Europe!

    Classes in Chamonix will be held in the hotel’s conference center. The afternoons will be free for you to explore the striking beauty of the area and participate in activities such as hiking through the Gorges de la Diosaz park in the nearby town of Servoz, or taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car, offering a spectacular view of the snow-covered peaks of Mont Blanc.

  • July 18 - 22

    From Chamonix we depart on a day trip to the Italian city of Como. The city has a charming historic center with many piazzas filled with restaurants and cafes, an impressive cathedral, and a very picturesque waterfront on Lake Como. The city built its wealth on the silk industry and it remains Europe's most important producer of silk products.

    From Lake Como we will travel to the city of Lugano, a popular tourist destination in Switzerland. Besides its natural beauty, Lugano is also an important center of banking, business, and higher education. We will visit the esteemed campus of Franklin University Switzerland, a U.S.-accredited liberal arts university with a highly international student body.

    In the evening we arrive to Milan, Italy’s proud capital of business, finance, and fashion. The city is famous for the Duomo, one of the grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper, and the world-class La Scala Opera House. Milan is considered a shopping paradise: The designer district is home to the flagship stores of Armani, Versace, Moschino, Prada, and many more.

    On Saturday, we recommend an Independent Weekend Day Trip to the picturesque fishing villages of Cinque Terre, and on Sunday to the ever romantic city of Venice. We suggest an Independent Weekend Excursion to Prague or Budapest, or to plan an overnight stay in Cinque Terre or Venice. On Monday morning, classes are held at the hotel before we depart for Rome.

  • July 22 - 27

    From Milan we travel by high-speed train to the eternal city of Rome! You will be able to visit the impressive St. Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Trevi Fountain.

    On Wednesday, we recommend taking an independent visit to the Vatican Museums after class. On Thursday, there will be a professional visit to the headquarters of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

    The suggested cities for an Independent Weekend Excursion are Athens, Santorini, and Florence. Students choosing this option do not fly back to Rome, but rather fly to Rhodes on Sunday night.

  • July 27 - August 2

    From Rome we will fly to Rhodes, one of Greece’s most attractive islands. You will stay in a beautiful 5-star beachside resort, attend classes in the resort's conference center, and have the opportunity to visit the charming Old Town, encircled by medieval walls.

    On Sunday, there will be an Optional FN Day Trip to the hillside village of Lindos, including a visit to the stunning acropolis overlooking the sea.

    At the end of the program, there will be a festive farewell dinner and diploma ceremony featuring traditional food and music. You may fly home or to your next destination at any time on August 2.

Dates and Sessions

Main Session
Tokyo to Rhodes: 14 Cities in 2 Months

Session Number: IC1 Dates: June 3 - August 2, 2019 Cities included: Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Chamonix, Lake Como, Lugano, Milan, Rome, Rhodes Credits: You may enroll in 12, 15, or 18 credits

Intensive Sessions
5 to 8 weeks
9, 12, 15, or 18 credits

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. For each segment of the program (Asia and Europe), you 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 professor for each course travels with the group from city to city. 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 3 credits and provides an overview of history, geography, language, and politics in Asia and Europe.

  • 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 permitted 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.

International IQ Seminar

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 Seminar, conducted by Dr. Hugo Hervitz, which is worth 3 credits and includes:

  • Essential geography and history in Asia and Europe
  • Current international events
  • Cultural characteristics of the Asian and European countries
  • Familiarity with the pronunciation and basics of Asian and European languages

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. Students enrolled in an internship course are required to also enroll in a regular 3-credit course.

FN Internship Program

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 University

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).

Transcripts

All transcripts will be issued by Franklin University Switzerland.

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.

All students participate in at least 12 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 16 ICVs.

Optional FN Day Trips and Independent Weekend 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: Tokyo

  • Saturday, June 8 - Optional FN Day Trip to Kyoto

    This trip is organized by Forum-Nexus. You will have the opportunity to sign up closer to the start of the program.

  • June 7 - 9 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Beijing (China)* or Taipei (Taiwan)

    Departing Tokyo Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Tokyo Sunday evening via flight, or flying directly to Hong Kong on Monday morning, June 10th

Weekend 2: Hong Kong

  • Saturday, June 15 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Macao

    Departing Hong Kong Saturday morning via ferry
    Returning to Hong Kong Saturday evening via ferry

  • June 14 - 16 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Shanghai (China)* or Guangzhou (China)*

    Departing Hong Kong Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Bangkok Sunday evening via flight

*Please note: You must apply for a tourist visa in order to visit China.

Weekend 3: Bangkok/Koh Samui

  • Saturday, June 22 - The main group will travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui on Saturday via flight
  • June 21 - 23 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    Departing Bangkok Friday evening via flight
    Returning to Koh Samui Sunday evening via flight

Weekend 4: Madrid

  • Saturday, July 6 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Toledo

    Depart Madrid Saturday morning via train
    Return to Madrid Saturday evening via train

  • Sunday, July 7 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Salamanca

    Depart Madrid Sunday morning via train
    Return to Madrid Sunday evening via train

Weekend 5: Barcelona

  • Saturday, July 6 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Girona, famous for the filming of Game of Thrones!

    Depart Barcelona Saturday morning via train
    Return to Barcelona Saturday evening via train

  • Sunday, July 7 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Sitges, a beautiful beach town

    Depart Barcelona Sunday morning via train
    Return to Barcelona Sunday evening via train

  • July 5 - 7 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Berlin, Lisbon, or Madrid

    Departing Barcelona Friday evening via flight (flight or train for Madrid)
    Returning to Barcelona Sunday evening via flight

Weekend 6: Paris

  • Saturday, July 13 - The main group will travel from Paris to Chamonix, with a stop in Geneva
  • July 12 - 14 - Independent Weekend Excursion to London or Amsterdam

    Depart Paris Friday evening via train or flight
    Return to Geneva Sunday afternoon via flight, transfer to Chamonix via private shuttle from the airport

Weekend 7: Milan

  • Saturday, July 20 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Cinque Terre, 5 hillside villages along the sea

    Depart Milan Saturday morning via train
    Return to Milan Saturday evening via train

  • Sunday, July 21 - Independent Weekend Day Trip to Venice, a city known for its many canals

    Depart Milan Sunday morning via train
    Return to Milan Sunday evening via train

  • July 19 - 21 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Prague or Budapest

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

    You may also consider an Independent Weekend Excursion to Cinque Terre or Venice

Weekend 8: Rome

  • Saturday, July 27 - The main group will travel from Rome to Rhodes on Saturday via flight
  • Sunday, July 28 - Optional FN Day Trip to Lindos

    This trip is organized by Forum-Nexus. You will have the opportunity to sign up closer to the start of the program.

  • July 26 - 28 - Independent Weekend Excursion to Santorini, Florence, or Athens

    Departing Rome Friday evening via flight (train for Florence)
    Returning to Rhodes Sunday evening via flight (from Florence, take a train direct to Rome airport)

Clubs

We encourage you to take maximum advantage of your free time during the program. 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, cityscapes, mountains, and forests.
  • Art and History Club - This club is ideal for students who would like to spend time exploring the amazing wealth of museums, temples, landmarks, and historical sites in each of the Asian and 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 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 December Early Bird Discount, your remaining balance must be paid before March 31, 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 FN Summer in Europe + Asia 2019 program.

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

You now qualify for the December Early Bird Discount which entails a discount of $800 if you apply before December 31, 2018. The table below provides the overall program fees, including tuition, for the various sessions for the December Early Bird Discount.

Payment Options
Please note: The $800 December Early Bird Discount has already been applied to the fees listed below.
Main Session

Session IC1

Tokyo to Rhodes:
14 Cities in 2 Months

(June 3 - August 2, 2019)
$19,032 12 credits
$20,472 15 credits
$21,912 18 credits


 
Intensive Session

Session IC2

Tokyo to Rome:
13 Cities in 8 Weeks

(June 3 - July 27, 2019)
$18,174 12 credits
$19,614 15 credits
$21,054 18 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC3

Hong Kong to Rhodes:
13 Cities in 8 Weeks

(June 10 - August 2, 2019)
$17,933 12 credits
$19,373 15 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC4

Tokyo to Milan:
12 Cities in 7 Weeks

(June 3 - July 22, 2019)
$17,469 12 credits
$18,909 15 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC5

Hong Kong to Rome:
12 Cities in 7 Weeks

(June 10 - July 27, 2019)
$16,874 12 credits
$18,314 15 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC6

Bangkok to Rhodes:
12 Cities in 7 Weeks

(June 16 - August 2, 2019)
$15,434 9 credits
$16,874 12 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC7

Hong Kong to Milan:
11 Cities in 6 Weeks

(June 10 - July 22, 2019)
$16,044 12 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC8

Bangkok to Rome:
11 Cities in 6 Weeks

(June 16 - July 27, 2019)
$14,476 9 credits
$15,916 12 credits
Intensive Session

Session IC9

Bangkok to Milan:
10 Cities in 5 Weeks

(June 16 - July 22, 2019)
$13,667 9 credits

What's Included

  • Tuition for all selected courses (9, 12, 15, or 18 credits, depending on the session selected)
  • Flights within Asia during the program*
  • Accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels
  • Buffet breakfast in all hotels
  • Professional visits
  • Ground transportation within Europe, by private coach or high-speed train
  • Health insurance
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell dinner
**You do have the option to deviate from the Forum-Nexus flights over each weekend, if you wish to participate in an Independent Weekend Excursion. In that case, you may fly directly from your weekend excursion to the next FN city.

The following items are not included:

  • The flight to your first city in Asia (usually Tokyo, NRT)
  • The flight from the island of Koh Samui (USM) to Madrid (MAD) on June 27: We will provide specific flight recommendations by January 15.
  • The flight from Rome (FCO) to Rhodes (RHO) on July 27: We will provide specific flight recommendations by January 15.
    Please note: If you are considering a weekend excursion to Santorini, Florence, or Athens, you should not take this flight. Instead, purchase a flight directly to Rhodes from your weekend destination.
  • The flight home from your last city in Europe (usually Rhodes, RHO): It is estimated that the total cost for all flights will be around $2,500
  • Meals other than breakfast: the estimated cost is $30-35 per day.
  • Optional FN Day Trips
  • Independent Weekend Day Trips or Excursions

The information on this page is subject to change.

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