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Forum Europe Summer 2018: Travel Around 9 Cities in 1 Month
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Forum Europe Summer 2018: Travel Around 9 Cities in 1 Month

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10/ 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Truly one of a kind!

Forum-Nexus offers so many amazing opportunities for people who want to see the world and make new friends! It works for people who have a picky check-list of things they want in a study abroad program: a lengthy amount of time in the summer, traveling throughout Europe, with a great group of students from all over who want to meet new people and see new things. The main cities in the program are excellently chosen because they are so unique and provide so much balance. You get to see big busy cities, fun laid-back cities, and even smaller hidden-gem cities and towns. The classes are fun and super informative across every city you visit, and you get to walk outside the hotel and see everything you've always heard of. Then you get professional visits that give you a unique perspective of the cultures and industries, and there are cultural tours to show you the significance of each place throughout history.

Forum-Nexus is also the perfect blend of structure and flexibility, so you can follow the group for activities or go on your own for afternoons and weekends. You get to really cater the experience to what YOU want, and Forum-Nexus is there to ensure you get the most out of it! In my travels with Forum-Nexus, I gained so many new skills for adapting to new environments and relating to people from different cultures. Forum-Nexus is perfect because it's fun but you grow so much as a person, and it opens up your world so much! Forum-Nexus works because it's so great that it pulls in amazing staff and students. The staff is passionate about raising your international IQ through learning opportunities, but they also care about giving you time to enjoy the cities. I feel so connected to the world from traveling, meeting people, seeing landmarks, learning about the history and culture and technology, and loving every second of it. In just a few words, Forum-Nexus is: dynamic, adventurous, quality, family.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

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This is Forum-Nexus!!

I had the time of my life studying abroad for 5 weeks with Forum-Nexus! We toured to so many iconic destinations, historical landmarks and beautiful countries in such a short period of time. There was always something to do and see every day, and there was never a dull moment during the entire trip. The staff and Hugo were full of infectious energy all the time and they were incredibly helpful with everything leading up to and throughout the program. The entire program was very organized and safe, and overall very well put together. Forum-Nexus offers something for everyone interested. The classes were all extremely interesting and relevant, and the professors were very engaged. What you learn in the classroom carries into where you’re touring that day and the professional and cultural visits were all incredible and a unique aspect to Forum-Nexus. I met some of the best people on this trip and I had so much fun every single day. This program is truly one of a kind and it was absolutely amazing. Be prepared to dance and sing every day and have the time of your life with Forum-Nexus! I really couldn’t recommend this program enough!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

I love Forum-Nexus!

Forum Nexus was the best decision I have ever made. This study aboard program was like no other and I would recommend it to everyone who has ever thought about studying abroad. The teachers are so knowledgable and all they want for you is to be open to learning, new experiences and most of all having fun! The staff is incredible, they are so helpful and always make sure you have everything you need in order get the most out of the program. Thanks to Forum Nexus I had the best summer of my life. I made amazing friends, saw beautiful cities and experienced cultures I never would have without Forum Nexus. I learned more about myself in the 5 weeks of the program than I have in my whole life. I hope that everyone has the chance to experience Forum Nexus!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

This is Forum Nexus!!

This program is the opportunity of a lifetime. I got to see so many incredible places and travel with a great group of people. The staff and professors are wonderful and really want to help you get the most of your time abroad. I would encourage everyone to do this program because there's just nothing else like it.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

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  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

    9

Amazing learning and cultural experience

This program was unforgettable! I learned so much and was able to go see things with my own eyes. The learning experience was enhanced by traveling to the different countries and immersing in all the different cultures they had to offer!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

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This is Forum Nexus!

If you think about it, how many countries have your friends visited? Personally, all my friends have only visited their home countries, and maybe even Canada and/or Mexico. In just five weeks, I was able to visit more countries than my friends probably ever will. I come from a place where everyone is stagnant and everyone sees themselves growing up in the same exact hometown with the same exact people. They do not seem themselves as risk takers, and so I obviously became the same. Life for me was going to medical school, moving back to my hometown, and then raising a family that will do the same. Now, it's completely different. I don't want anything to do with my hometown anymore. This program literally changed my life and I cannot thank them enough. Everything about it was perfect because of how much we experienced. Within a span of five weeks, I was able to visit the FC Barcelona Soccer Club, saw an authentic French chef cook me dinner, visited the UN in Switzerland, saw the Sister Chapel, and relaxed on the beaches of Greece. Every single day was filled with adventure and I cannot think of any other program that would give just as an amazing of an experience.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

A true life-changing experience!

This summer with Forum-Nexus was such an incredible experience. I made friends from all around the world and visited the most beautiful cities in Europe. The hotels were beautiful, the staff and the professors were so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in studying abroad.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

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Life-changing summer

I am grateful for my summer with Forum-Nexus and I met friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned more within 5 weeks than in a regular semester. This programs opens doors for you and provides you great opportunities. I learned about international businesses and about different cultures. Hugo, the program director, truly goes above and beyond to make this experience outstanding for everyone.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

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  • Health & Safety

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Life-changing study abroad!

This was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to travel around Europe with an amazing group of people and be immersed in the European culture. This program will change the way that you see the world and I would highly recommend Forum-Nexus to anyone who is interested in studying abroad.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

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Exceeded my expectations

Forum Nexus is an incredible program that was perfect for someone who had never been to Europe before. The people and staff were a huge part of what made the trip so great. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

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10/ 10

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  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

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  • Community

    10

An amazing summer

I was a part of 2015 FN program and I still constantly think about the amazing experience I had! What I really liked about Forum Nexus is that you can customize the experience to your travel preferences. There is a good variety of class offerings and because the program goes through multiple countries, you can visit a lot of different cities (or stay in one place and dig a little deeper, as I did!).

A special shout out to the staff of Forum Nexus--they work tirelessly to make sure each student has a great summer. Feedback is taken seriously and the team is very committed to making continual improvements. I highly recommend this program!!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

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Incredible experience

I was a student with Forum-Nexus this summer. It was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. I visited so many great and famous cities, all while gaining transfer credit at the University of Michigan. Although the places were incredible, the people were even better. I have so many lasting memories from this program and many new friends from all over the United States and the world.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

    10

Amazing

Forum Nexus offered more to me than I ever could have expected. I went in to the program nervous and shy, by excited for what was to come. Within 24 hours of arriving, I had made friends that I felt like I had known for years. The program does an INCREDIBLE job making sure you get some cultural immersion, and the program director, Hugo, is really passionate about culture. Before each country, we learned about the history, language, geography, and culture. When we arrived, we got to sight-see with the group and on our own, so you get to personalize each experience. The academics are fabulous, with world-class professors who travel with you and not only teach you but get to know you. I would do Forum Nexus every summer for the rest of my life if I could.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

    10

Experience of a lifetime

I was an intern for Forum-Nexus Study Abroad, and initially, I wasn't sure what to expect. I have heard of other people's experiences from studying abroad and all of them were positive, but I wasn't sure how I would handle being that far away from home. After spending a month in Europe with this program, I consider everyone involved part of my family. This was a once in a lifetime experience and I have Forum-Nexus to thank for that. This program is one of a kind. Forum-Nexus' uniqueness is what makes it incomparable to other study abroad experiences. I highly recommend anyone who is considering studying abroad to apply to FN. You will not regret it!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

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AMAZING!!!

This experience was amazing. For 4 weeks, you attend a school with a moving campus and visit many different cities and countries in Europe. I was worried before I left that I would not feel super connected with any one place, but I was wrong. Instead, I feel connected with about 7 or 8 new places I had never been before. I got to hike the French Alps, swim in the Aegean Sea, ride a gondola in Venice, visit the Coliseum, and get college credit all at the same time. In class, you are surrounded by students from all over the world receiving education from professors all over the world. The experience is eye opening, and you never stop going, but you never want to! The professors are incredible, and travel with you the entire time. This allows you to connect with them in such a fun way, and you get to see the world with them! I made lifelong friends through this journey, and I would not change a thing.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Best program ever

Studying abroad has been something I felt like I needed to do in order to truly complete my college experience. The hardest part of trying to decide where to study abroad is that you think you have to pick only once place, and that you’ll have to spend a whole semester in that one location. With the Forum Nexus program, you can do so much more. Forum Nexus gives you the ability to see and study in 5 different countries in just over a month. This program instantly appealed to me because I would be able to see and learn about so much of Europe, rather than just one city or country. I have to admit; it almost seems too good to be true when reading about the program. However, I can attest first-hand the program is everything it promises to be and so much more. The other students as well as the staff are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet in your life, and traveling and learning together with them will create an experience that you will take with you for the rest of your life. This program taught me so much, both in the classroom and out of it, and I recommend it to all of my friends who are interested in studying abroad. At the end of the program, there is only one thing to say: This, is FORUM NEXUS!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

One of the best summers of my life!

Attending the Forum Nexus program this summer was the best decision that I made. You get to travel different European cities along with taking classes at renowned universities. Especially for the students who didn't get the chance to study abroad, Forum-Nexus is the best program for them. I got a chance to explore the European culture and the traditions which people follow in different countries. Apart from that I got a chance to interact with students coming from all over the world sharing different ideas and having different perspectives. The classes which we take are not at all boring and stressful. This is because of the experienced faculties who also travel with us throughout the program. Along with studying throughout the weekend I took many Forum-Nexus organised day trips and weekend excursions to different cities. The staff members are so friendly and are always ready to help. The director of the program, Dr. Hugo, is such a fun loving person that you don't even feel that you are on a educational trip. I highly recommend this program to everyone who didn’t get the chance of studying abroad. At the beginning you'll start as a stranger but later you'll end up as a family, the Forum-Nexus family!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Best summer yet!

This past summer I decided to study abroad after my freshman year of college. I was traveling alone and I was a little bit nervous to be in Europe for the first time all by myself. When I first met everyone from Forum Nexus, all my worries instantly went away. I've never met a more welcoming, friendly, and fun group of people. Age or where we came from did not matter. In one month I did as much as possible between interesting classes, professional visits, and sightseeing. I really enjoyed going to classes because we learned so much useful information that will stick with me forever. I couldn't believe how fast everyone became not only friends, but family. I left Greece with so many experiences, a different outlook on life, and 4 college credits. Choosing to be a part of Forum Nexus 2016 was one of my best decisions, and if I could go back and relive it all again I would love to! Best summer yet!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

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Would 100% do again

Forum-Nexus was one of the best experiences I could ask for. Not only did I get to travel to wondrous destinations in one month, but I also met forever friends, became more culturally aware, and learned many valuable lessons. I would do it again in a heartbeat!!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

The opportunity of a lifetime!

Spending my summer with forum-nexus was more than I ever could have dreamed of, honestly. The opportunities that came during and after the trip are seemingly endless. While on this trip, I gained lifelong friends from all around the world who I still talk to weekly and visit. There is nothing like getting connected with businesses and corporations from all over the world and getting to see the inside scoop, which is something unique Forum Nexus has to offer. Traveling from city to city made it never boring, to say the least. I learned such an immense amount in such a short period of time--and not just about my major, but life skills in linguistics, cultural communication, and attitudes toward trying new things. The professors make the classes on this trip fun because they are so personable, knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. The classes go along with the countries that we visit, so it is all very relevant and interesting. The environment of our group on the trip was like nothing else I had ever experienced. The trip gave me a close-knit group of diverse people, something which is difficult to find anywhere. I have nothing but good words to say about this program and the experience it gave me.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

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A Fun-Packed Month!

Forum-Nexus delivered even more than I had ever hoped for in a study abroad! Although I took two classes in addition to the International IQ class, I still had plenty of time to explore all of the amazing cities that we stopped in. And not to mention all of the incredible friends that I met from all around the world! I don't think that I could have spent one month of my summer in a better way if I tried. I have recommended(and will continue to recommend) this program to everyone that I meet that is looking to learn about the world and make life-long friends!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

    10

Amazing study abroad experience

I had an awesome time studying abroad with Forum-Nexus. We saw a lot of really great cities. One of my main priorities when looking for a program was looking for one that offered Graduate level credit, as I was not able to study abroad until I was in graduate school. I also wanted a program that was multi-country, and was long enough that I could see a variety of places, but short enough because I could not be away from home for an entire semester. The one month of this program was perfect for me!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

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  • Community

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A journey to remember

If you have never stepped a foot outside your home country and want to immerse yourself in new innovative cultures, then this is the program for you. The educational aspects perfectly link up with your travel experiences, as you attend classes in the morning, and are free to explore the cities in the afternoon. You will gain a lifetime's worth of experiences and memories that will carry on for years to come. For those of you who are early networkers, all of the students come from across the globe, meaning you will be able to have and maintain several international connections.
You won't be disappointed if you choose this program!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

The Most Action Packed (and fun) Summer of my Life!

When I tell people that I visited 14 cities in 6 countries last summer- and all of the stories that come with those visits- most of them assume I'm talking about a stretch of time spanning two or even three months, but never just the one month I was actually there! Considering everything the FN team packs into their program, I don't blame those people at all. Between taking two full-length classes, and attending the dozens of professional visits to places from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to the UN in Geneva, there was never a dull moment- but I still had plenty of time to explore the cities with all my new friends. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a life changing experience this summer!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Best Summer of my Life

Forum Nexus was the best summer of my life. I was able to travel to so many incredible places and feel independent doing it. The social life was amazing, and i met some of the nicest, coolest people in my life. Everyone was welcoming and just wanted to have fun and try new things tother. The staff were great and gave me plenty of freedom, they were not at all overbearing and really let us do our own thing. The academics were great, quite challenging but at the same time really interesting. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to explore, travel and make amazing friends juts as long as they have an open mind.