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About NSE


The National Student Exchange is a study-away opportunity that allows you to take new courses, see new places, make new friends, and enroll in academic options that may not be available on your own campus. You can study for a single term or an academic year at one of nearly 180 NSE member colleges and universities in these locations: the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Resident (in-state) rates for tuition and fees are available for up to one year during your exchange.

The program is open to students currently enrolled at one of NSE's member colleges and universities. Participate in NSE to:

» broaden your personal and educational perspectives
» live in and explore new areas
» learn from different professors
» experience personal growth
» explore new areas of study
» take courses not available on your home campus
» acquire life skills
» explore career options
» investigate graduate schools
» look for future employment
» become more independent and resourceful
» experience life from a different point of view

Texas State NSE Facts and Figures

Texas State has placed more than 800 students in various NSE colleges and universities since the program began in 1997.

Nationally, the NSE program places 2,000 to 3,000 students in close to 200 colleges and universities each year.

The NSE program offers bilingual language opportunities in the various Spanish-speaking universities, including the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico.

If you are interested in attending a historically African American university, the NSE program offers many choices. (Contact the NSE office for listings.)

If you are interested in attending a college or university that belongs to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the NSE program offers several choices. (Contact the NSE office for listings.)

If you are interested in attending a private/independent or liberal arts college, check with our NSE Office for institution listings.

Some information on this page is adapted from the national organization's website