The Trip of a Lifetime!!! August 28, 2018

By (Auburn University) - abroad from 06/29/2018 to 07/28/2018 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?
I learned so much about the countries that we were visiting and gained an appreciation for customs and traditions of different countries.

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.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

All the hotels we stay at are amazing!!

* Food:

You are provided breakfast, but lunch and dinner are on your own.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

The staff is always thinking 2 steps ahead and making sure that all of us are as safe as possible.

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

This summer I worked as a hospitality management intern for Forum Nexus and it was the most rewarding experience of my life. I was able to visit so many amazing cities while learning about different hospitality practices around the world. I was able to meet so many amazing hotel representatives and learn about why they chose to pursue a career in hospitality. Each and everyone of them were inspiring and motivating. I learned so much about myself and what I want to do with my future. If you have the chance to study abroad I would 100% recommend Forum Nexus, wether you want to explore an internship or just take regular classes, you will not be disappointed.

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)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? I worked pretty much all year leading up to going abroad and saved a lot so that I did not feel overwhelmed while traveling.

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

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  • Local Students
  • 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 Staff
  • The Cities
  • The Hotels
* What could be improved?
  • Honestly the program is pretty perfect. The staff works hard to make little changes every year but there isn't a need for drastic changes.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Be open to meeting new people and be okay with feeling a little uncomfortable at times. The point of going abroad is to learn about other people and countries. You might feel out of place at times, but it is so worth while and an unforgettable experience.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.