Wish I could go again!!! Past Review

By (University of Washington) - abroad from 07/01/2016 to 07/31/2015 with

Forum-Nexus: Multi-Country Summer Program in Europe: London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Greek Islands and more!

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Deenpreet Dhaliwal · November 18, 2016 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!!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The staff of Forum Nexus worked tirelessly to make sure everyone had a great time.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The hotels are really nice and there are only 2-3 people per room so it's really comfortable. The resort in Rhodes, Greece was my favorite--amazing breakfast!

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Health issues, when they came up, were handled excellently. I had a minor issue during the beginning of the program and a staff member was really helpful and immediately provided assistance.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Yes, the program is expensive but Forum-Nexus was great in communicating how much money we should budget.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the helpful staff
  • Chamonix--a unique destination!
* What could be improved?
  • Maybe more organized tours
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't overpack! As a general rule of thumb, pack half the stuff you think you need and take twice the money you think you need.