The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States and Canada. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders.
NSE was established in 1968 with three universities in Alabama, Illinois, and Montana exchanging seven students among their institutions. Administrators on those campuses wanted to help students who would not or could not take advantage of studying abroad by providing them with living and learning opportunities within their own country. Since then NSE has grown beyond their greatest imaginations and has provided life-changing opportunities to more than 90,000 students. The program expanded in the mid-1990s to include Canadian colleges and universities.
Through the National Student Exchange, you can study for up to one calendar year at another location. With nearly 200 colleges and universities from which to choose, you should be able to find a university with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet your academic and personal needs and interests.