Co-living in 3 countries
Forward College offers more than a traditional university. As well as getting a world-class education designed by some of the most highly regarded universities in the world, students experience a unique expedition.
An expedition across three European cities
Studying at Forward College is a unique chance to step out of your comfort zone and engage with local communities and cultures.
Our programme is designed to nurture your curiosity, enrich your understanding, and help you build bridges across different contexts. These skills will be an asset for you as you take your next steps in today’s globalised living, socialising and working environments.
Through dedicated intercultural classes, learning expeditions, cultural activities with local focus, conferences, and real-world project-work, you will be asked to engage with the contexts in which you will be living for a year.
From Induction Week throughout the three years of your undergraduate Bachelor’s, we will also support your growth and make sure that you can make the best of your expedition. Studying and living together in the Forward Workspaces and Forward Students Residences, you will share your experiences will fellow Forward students from over 30 different nationalities and grow what we hope.
Year 1: Lisbon
You will start in Lisbon, Europe’s increasingly sought-after ‘capital of the South’, with its historical landmarks and architecture, welcoming culture, surfing scene, and wonderful gastronomy.
Today, driven by the high-quality living and affordable cost of living, artists, intellectuals and entrepreneurs alike are skillfully painting on the canvas that is the city’s ever-growing potential: old factories are being turned into art galleries, whilst start-ups and co-working spaces are boosting the growing international population of what is now a truly cosmopolitan city.
Year 2: Paris
You will spend your second year living in Paris, Europe’s economic centre. Paris is famously known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 cities for students.
It is a melting pot of activities, a student-city with outstanding universities and a bustling international student population, a business-city that hosts some of the biggest national and global brands, and a travel-city with its countless offering of visual arts, architecture and design, history, literature, theatre, cinema, music and dance scene.
Year 3: Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, you will be living in an eco-friendly city where cycling is the #1 form of transport. In the heart of Europe’s most competitive economy, you will discover one of the continent’s most beautiful historical cities, with its unique water-ways and canals, but also as it is today boosted by a buoyant tech industry and international population.
The capital of the Netherlands also hosts world-famous museums, such as the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk as well as great modern art collections and avant-garde designers.