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Forum-Nexus Winter

Study Abroad trip with Forum-Nexus (www.forum-nexus.com): 4 weeks: December 27th - January 23rd, 2010: 3 weeks: either Dec27th - Jan 16th,...or... Jan 3rd - 23rd, 2010Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice, Athens, Istanbul Spain, France,


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Transcript of Forum-Nexus Winter

Application Process
(Swiss Alps)

Earn up to 6 credits during the Winter Break while studying in some of the most amazing cities in
Europe: Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice, Athens and Istanbul
Learn about business and
marketing strategies to succeed in European markets
Forum-Nexus Study Abroad has a track record of 19 years of successful multi-country summer and winter programs in Europe.
The program starts in the beautiful city of Barcelona, with its gorgeous coastline, mountains, museums, and restaurants. In addition to its architectural and natural beauty Barcelona is a powerful center of industry and commerce with the largest port on the Mediterranean. Students will visit several leading Spanish and multinational companies and will take classes at the campus of the prestigious Ramon Llul University.







Dec 27 - Dec 30
Dec 31 - Jan 6
Jan 6
Jan 6 - 11
Jan 11 - 14
Jan 14 - 16
Jan 18 - 20
Jan 21 - 24
Forum-Nexus , Europe
Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

Students will visit international and Spanish companies. The tentative list for December 2009 is as follows
Volkswagen/ SEAT (auto)
Codorniu (champagne)
Barcelona Stock Exchange
Port of Barcelona
Banco Sabadell
Professional Visits
Earn up to 6 credits while studying in amazing European cities: Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice, Athens and Istanbul
The Classes
Each student enrolls in one or two courses of 3 credits each
the students travel with the professors to Paris, the most visited city in the world and the heart of French culture, politics and business. In Paris there will be challenging classes and interesting visits to multinational companies and international organizations.

Oh!..by the way…did we mention that the group will celebrate New Year’s Eve in beautiful Paris?!
New Year's Eve!
Dec 31 - Jan 6
dez. 27 - 30
Students will visit international organizations and French companies. The tentative list for December 2009 is as follows:
Students will be able to visit the Louvre Museum, the Notre Dame cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe, as well as stroll along the banks of the Seine River and the Champs-Elysées
Upon successful completion of their courses all students will receive an official diploma and transcript issued by the European university, either the IQS Business School (AACSB accredited) or the Catholic Univeristy of Milan, Sacro Cuore
Air France (global cargo logistics)
Credit Agricole (bank)
OECD (international organization)
UNESCO (international organization)
(International org.)
Air France
(global cargo logistics)
From Paris the program continues on to Switzerland. The first stop will be the very international city of Geneva, where Forum-Nexus will visit the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Jan 6, 2010
Then, we continue to the heart of the Swiss Alps: the world famous resort of Interlaken!
Jan 6 - 11
Jan 11 - 16
Week 3 is in Italy!! The first stop will be Milan, the economic and financial center of Italy and world
capital of fashion
Classes & Professional Visits
Classes are held in the beautiful historic campus of the Catholic University of Milan,
housed in the buildings of a 14th century monastery
Louis Vuitton
Philips Electronics (multinational)
IGP Decaux (outdoor advertising)
UniCredit Group (banking)
The lead professor for each course travels with the group from city to city. The professors are highly
experienced, multilingual, and cosmopolitan.
Classes are usually held in the morning and professional visits in the afternoon. Depending on the city, classes are held either on campus or in conference rooms at the hotels.
Courses Offered:

Business Courses:
BUS 326/626 International Business
MKT 354/654 International Marketing
FIN 388/688 International Financial Markets
MGT 313/613 Cross-Cultural Management

Interdisciplinary Courses:
EUR 337/637 Introduction to the European Union: Economics, Politics, Culture and Society
COM 312/612 Cross-Cultural Communication
The program is suitable for business and non-business students in all majors.

Students can enroll at the undergraduate or the graduate level.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (a leading private university, the Catholic University of
Milan is a member of the ISEP network)
From Milan we will travel to the unforgettable city of Venice with its gondolas, canals, piazzas and majestic buildings
Session A1:
This is the complete itinerary, 4 weeks, 6 countries, 3 or 6 credits (1 or 2 courses)
Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice, Athens, Istanbul
December 27 – January 23

Sessions B1 and B2: 3 weeks, 3 or 6 credits (1 or 2 courses)
Session B1: Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice December 27 – January 16
Session B2: Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice, Athens, Istanbul: January 3 – January 24

Sessions C1, C2 and C3: 2 weeks, 3 credits (1 course)
Session C1: Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Interlaken: December 27 – January 9
Session C2: Paris, Geneva, Interlaken, Milan, Venice: January 3 – January 16
Session C3: Milan, Venice, Athens, Istanbul: January 11 – January 24
La Scala Opera House
Week 4 starts with a cruise-style boat journey on the Mediterranean Sea from Venice to Greece, the birthplace of democracy and home of the great classical philosophers
Athens, a bustling metropolis crowned by the famous Acropolis, offers an exceptional insight into Mediterranean culture and business
Metaxa (Rémy Cointreau Group)
National Bank of Greece
Professional Visits
After Athens (on the way to Istanbul), we visit stop off in the city of Thessaloniki (Salonika) the second largest city in Greece, rich in history and an important center of
industry, commerce and transportation.
Istanbul, Turkey
Jan 21 - 24
From Thessaloniki we travel to Turkey, to the vibrant and exotic city of Istanbul, former capital of the Ottoman Empire!
On the last day of the program, there will be a festive farewell dinner and diploma ceremony featuring traditional food and music
Forum-Nexus is academically sponsored by...
All classes and professional visits are conducted in English
Forum-Nexus Faculty
IQS Business School, of the Universidad Ramon Llull in Barcelona
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Upon successful completion of their courses all students will receive an official diploma and
transcript issued by the European university:

"IQS Business School" of the Ramon Llull University (AACSB accredited)

Catholic University of Milan, Sacro Cuore (ISEP network).
Increase your international I.Q.
Travel across Europe with experienced professors while visiting leading companies and international organizations in 6 European countries
Acquire a solid understanding of the culture and politics of the European Union
Professional Visits
why "Study Abroad"?...
Study and interact with professionals from Volkswagen, Philips, OECD, L'Oreal, Air France, UNESCO, Louis Vutton, and more...
why "Forum-Nexus"?...
we offer the
opportunity to...
The Universities
The Professors
International Students
IQS Business School (AACSB accredited business school, part of the prestigious Universidad Ramon Llull in Barcelona)
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe, and the largest catholic university in the world.
Professional Visits
You will learn about the prosperous and proudly independent Swiss people while enjoying the majestic mountains
If you are so inclined, you will have opportunities for some skiing and other winter sports!
Milan, Italy
There will be great professional visits to leading companies in fashion, advertising and electronics
Syllabus: Each course has a carefully designed syllabus, issued by both the IQS Business School of the Ramon Llull University (AACSB accredited), and the Catholic University of Milan
Each program includes about 40 graduate and undergraduate students from many countries, representing many cultures:
Penn State, Temple, Univ. of Texas-Austin, Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Miami, Univ. of Florida, Rollins College, Monterrey Tech in Mexico, Universidad de las Americas, FAAP Business School in Sao Paulo, Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Feevale University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tilburg University in Holland, American University in Cairo, Middlesex University in the UK., and many more...
USA, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Holland, Indonesia, Venezuela, Panama, the U.K. and other...
networking with motivated students from excellent universities ... such as...
Istanbul has been designated by the European Union as the European Capital of Culture for 2010
Students will be available to visit leading Turkish and multinational companies as well as many incredible cultural sites such as:
the Topkapi Royal Palace,
the Blue Mosque
the Hagia Sophia museum (former mosque and basilica).
The schedule of visits has not yet been finalized. The following is a list of companies and organizations visited in previous years:
• Volkswagen (SEAT)
• Codorniu Winery
• Barcelona Stock Exchange
• Banco de Sabadell
• Air France
• Credit Agricole
• World Trade Organization
• United Nations European
• Louis Vuitton
• Philips Electronics
• IGP Decaux
• UniCredit Group
• Metaxa (Rémy Cointreau Group)
• National Bank of Greece
• Turkish Airlines
• Akbank
• Hewlett-Packard Turkey
Dr. Hugo Hervitz is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. He has been a Professor of Economics and International Business in South Florida for over 25 years, specializing in International Trade and Finance in Europe and Latin America.

Dr. Hervitz was born in Argentina and has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of London, the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University. He has been a visiting professor at the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico, at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, at the Fachhochschule Kufstein in Austria, and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

He has extensive consulting experience in the U.S., Europe and Latin America and serves as economics commentator for CNN en Español. He has pioneered the concept of measuring and developing a student’s International IQ and is the author of the ground-breaking IKAT exam (International Knowledge Assessment Test) which quantifies the level of International IQ. Dr. Hervitz is fluent in English, Spanish,French, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew and German.
Venice has been described as “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man”
All fees are quoted in US dollars and are subject to change. See the Forum-Nexus website for all options. Overall program fees including tuition:

Session A1 (4 weeks)
• 6 credits (2 courses) US$ 5990
• 3 credits (1 course ) US$ 5490

Sesions B1 and B2 (3 weeks)
• 6 credits (2 courses) US$ 5390
• 3 credits (1 course ) US$ 4890

Sessions C1, C2 and C3 (2 weeks)
• 3 credits (1 course) US$ 4390
Future programs from Forum-Nexus
Visit Forum-Nexus on YouTube to watch and listen to testimonials from previous programs: http://www.youtube.com/group/forumnexus2009
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