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National Student Exchange Program

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a not-for-profit, tuition-reciprocal consortium that provides affordable study away opportunities for students enrolled at 200 member universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students participating in NSE can go on exchange for one semester or for an entire academic year.

Why go on exchange with NSE? 

Students choose to go on exchange for a variety of reasons, including accessing courses or programs that enhance their program of study here, experiencing a different type of city or institution, or to access new cultures or environments. Participating institutions run a broad spectrum, ensuring students will find a good fit for their interests and academic needs. For example, in addition to designated Sea, Land, and Space Grant Institutions, students can exchange to:


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (10 schools)

Hispanic-Serving Institutions (25 schools)

Research Institutions (19 schools)

French- or Spanish-speaking campuses

Arctic or tropical locations

Rural, urban, and everything in between


Explore your options here!

Last Updated: 1/29/18