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National Student Exchange (NSE): United States Exchanges
Albuquerque, United States; Alexandria (Louisiana), United States; Ames (Iowa), United States; Amherst (Massachusetts), United States; Anchorage, United States; Ashland (Oregon), United States; Athens (Georgia), United States; Bakersfield, United States; Barranquitas, Puerto Rico; Baton Rouge, United States; Bayamón, Puerto Rico; Binghamton, United States; Boise, United States; Bowie (Maryland), United States; Bowling Green (Kentucky), United States; Bozeman, United States; Bridgewater (Massachusetts), United States; Brookings (SD), United States; Brownsville (Texas), United States; Buffalo (NY), United States; Cayey, Puerto Rico; Cedar City, United States; Cedar Falls, United States; Charleston (Illinois), United States; Chester (Pennsylvania), United States; Chico, United States; Cleveland (Ohio), United States; Colorado Springs, United States; Columbia (SC), United States; Durham (NC), United States; Durham (New Hampshire), United States; Eau Claire, United States; Emporia (Kansas), United States; Eugene, United States; Fairbanks, United States; Fargo, United States; Farmington (Maine), United States; Flagstaff, United States; Flint, United States; Fort Wayne, United States; Frostburg, United States; Grand Junction, United States; Greeley (Colorado), United States; Green Bay, United States; Greenville (NC), United States; Gunnison (Colorado), United States; Hays (Kansas), United States; Hayward, United States; Hilo, United States; Humacao, Puerto Rico; Huntington (WV), United States; Indiana, United States; Indianapolis, United States; Jackson, Mississippi, United States; Jersey City, United States; Johnson (Vermont), United States; Juneau, United States; Kearney (Nebraska), United States; Keene (New Hampshire), United States; Kent (Ohio), United States; Kingshill, U.S. Virgin Islands; Kingston (RI), United States; La Crosse (Wisconsin), United States; La Grande, United States; Laramie, United States; Las Cruces, United States; Lewiston (Idaho), United States; Lexington (Kentucky), United States; Louisville (Kentucky), United States; Madison (SD), United States; Mahwah, United States; Mangilao, Guam; Manoa, United States; Marina, United States; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Memphis, TN, United States; Menominee, United States; Miami (Florida), United States; Missoula, United States; Monmouth (Oregon), United States; Montevallo, United States; Morgantown (WV), United States; Moscow (Idaho), United States; Murray (Kentucky), United States; Natchitoches, United States; Normal, United States; North Adams, United States; Northridge, United States; Orangeburg (SC), United States; Orem, United States; Oshkosh (Wisconsin), United States; Petersburg (Virginia), United States; Philadelphia, United States; Plattsburgh, United States; Plymouth (New Hampshire), United States; Potsdam, United States; Prairie View, United States; Presque Isle, United States; Providence (RI), United States; Pueblo, United States; Pullman, United States; Queens, United States; Rey, Puerto Rico; Rio Piedros, Puerto Rico; Rochester (Michigan), United States; Rock Hill (SC), United States; Rohnert Park, United States; Salem (Massachusetts), United States; Salt Lake City, United States; San Antonio (Texas), United States; San Bernardino, United States; San Germán, Puerto Rico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; San Luis Obispo, United States; San Marcos (Texas), United States; Sarasota, United States; St. Louis, MO, United States; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Starkville, United States; Stephenville, United States; Stevens Point, United States; Stillwater (Oklahoma), United States; Stony Brook, United States; Superior (Wisconsin), United States; Toledo (Ohio), United States; Towson, United States; Tuscaloosa, United States; Vermillion, United States; Wayne (New Jersey), United States; West Chester, United States; Westfield (Massachusetts), United States; Whitewater, United States; Wichita, United States; Willimantic, United States; Worcester (Massachusetts), United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: National Student Exchange (NSE) 
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
NSE - National Student Exchange
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.50
Prerequisites:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language courses offered:
Various
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Other, Residence Hall
Areas of Study:
Accessories Design, Accounting, Advertising, African Studies, Agriculture, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Arabic Language and Literature, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Child Development, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communication, Communication Design, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminology, Culinary Arts, Culture, Dance, Developmental Sciences, Dietetics & Nutrition, Earth Science, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Enology, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film, Finance, Fine Art, Food Communications, Food Technology and Management, Foresty, French, Gastronomy, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Graphic Design, Greek, Health and Human Services, Hebrew, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Hungarian Language & Literature, Independent Study, Interdisciplinary Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mass Communications, Math/Statistics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Minority Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Other Language & Literature, Peace & Conflict Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Polish Language & Literature, Political Science, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Print Making, Product Design, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Religion/Theology, Russian, Sciences, Service Learning, Shoe Design, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, Textile Designs, Theatre/Drama, Tourism, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Writing, Zoology
Program Design: Exchange
Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Creative Project(s), Experiential Learning, Field Study, Internship, Journalistic Project, Research Project
Program Description:
Bidwell Park Chico CA
Bidwell Park, Chico, California

National Student Exchange (NSE) is a premier network of 160 colleges and universities offering collegiate study away to 2,000 students annually throughout the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. NSE campuses range in enrollment from 600 to more than 50,000 students. Review your options at NSE.org.

Please note that you must apply first through this website for Gustavus approval to participate. Only after Gustavus approval is determined will you complete the NSE application.

Why NSE?
  • Spend a semester studying and living in a different part of the country that is less familiar to you and perhaps has a very different culture from Minnesota or your home state.
  • Try out a particular field of study or a specialization within your major field that is not regularly a part of the curriculum at Gustavus. (Note: This can be helpful for students considering graduate school. You could even potentially 'test that waters' at a university that includes a graduate program of interest, experiencing their undergraduate program first!)
  • Try living in a different kind of environment (e.g., an urban area, a desert, or a coastal city) to explore options that may help you make future decisions when looking for a job or a graduate program.
  • Experience different perspectives among people in your main fields of interest by experiencing the courses offered by three or four or five professors from another institution.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to study in unique locations (e.g., Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands) or to experience unique programs and offerings (e.g., a university's marine campus). The NSE website has a lot of information about the special and unique programs offered by member colleges.
  • For students with advanced proficiency in Spanish, take advantage of the opportunity to study in a Spanish-immersion context without leaving the United States.

Cobb Institute Athens Georgia
Lucy Cobb Institute (historic site), Athens, Georgia

ALABAMA
Alabama A & M University
Alabama State University
University of Alabama
University of Montevallo

ALASKA
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau)

ARIZONA
Northern Arizona University

CALIFORNIA
California Polytechnic State U, San Luis Obispo
California State University Monterey Bay
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Chico
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, San Bernardino
Sonoma State University

COLORADO
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University-Pueblo
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Northern Colorado
Western State Colorado University

CONNECTICUT
Eastern Connecticut State University

FLORIDA
Florida International University
New College of Florida

GEORGIA
University of Georgia

GUAM
University of Guam

HAWAII
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa

IDAHO
Boise State University
Lewis-Clark State College
University of Idaho

ILLINOIS
Eastern Illinois University

INDIANA
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University Fort Wayne

IOWA
Iowa State University
University of Northern Iowa

KANSAS
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Wichita State University

KENTUCKY
Murray State University
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Western Kentucky University

LOUISIANA
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Northwestern State University
Southern University
University of New Orleans

MAINE
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Presque Isle

MARYLAND
Bowie State University
Frostburg State University
Towson University

MASSACHUSETTS
Bridgewater State University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Salem State University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
Westfield State University
Worcester State University

MICHIGAN
Oakland University
University of Michigan-Flint

MINNESOTA
Note: Gustavus does not allow exchange with other Minnesota colleges and universities.

MISSISSIPPI
Jackson State University
Mississippi State University

MISSOURI
University of Missouri - St. Louis

MONTANA
Montana State University
University of Montana

NEBRASKA
University of Nebraska at Kearney

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Keene State College
Plymouth State University
University of New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
William Paterson University of New Jersey

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico

NEW YORK
Binghamton University
Queens College, CUNY
Stony Brook University
SUNY College at Buffalo
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Potsdam

NORTH CAROLINA
East Carolina University
North Carolina Central University

NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota State University

OHIO
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
University of Toledo

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma State University

OREGON
Eastern Oregon University
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
Western Oregon University

PENNSYLVANIA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) - East Falls Campus
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Widener University

PUERTO RICO
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Barranquitas (Study in Spanish only)
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German (Study in Spanish only)
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (Study in Spanish only)
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (Study in Spanish only)
University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon (Study in Spanish only)
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey (Study in Spanish only)
University of Puerto Rico, Humacao (Study in Spanish only)
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Study in Spanish only)
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Study in Spanish only)

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island College
University of Rhode Island

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina State University
University of South Carolina - Columbia
Winthrop University

SOUTH DAKOTA
Dakota State University
South Dakota State University
University of South Dakota

TENNESSEE
University of Memphis

TEXAS
Prairie View A&M University
Texas State University
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

UTAH
Southern Utah University
University of Utah
Utah Valley University

VERMONT
Johnson State College

VIRGINIA
Virginia State University

WASHINGTON
Eastern Washington University
Washington State University

WEST VIRGINIA
Marshall University
West Virginia University

WISCONSIN
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin-Stout
University of Wisconsin-Superior
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

WYOMING
University of Wyoming

Visit the NSE website for more information and to filter your search among the US and Canadian schools available.

Mountains near Albuquerque NM
Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico


Gustavus Notes:
  • Note that Gustavus requires junior class standing by the start of your NSE exchange semester. First-year students and sophomores are not eligible to participate.
  • Gustavus participates in HOME CAMPUS tuition payment ("Plan B") only. Certain NSE members participate as HOST CAMPUS ("Plan A") only, so those institutions are not open to Gustavus participants. Those institutions have been excluded from the list above but will appear in the NSE website.


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.