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  • Locations: Various, Canada
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: National Student Exchange (NSE) 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 04/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Partner: NSE - National Student Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Program Term(s): Semester/Year
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.50
Click here for a definition of this term Prerequisites: No Click here for a definition of this term Previous Language Study Req?: No
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Language courses offered: Various
Click here for a definition of this term Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?: No Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment (Shared), Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term 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, Catalan Language & Literature, 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, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Independent Study, Interdisciplinary Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Japanese, 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, 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
Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Options: Community Engagement, Creative Project(s), Experiential Learning, Research Project
Program Description:
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a premier network of 175colleges and universities offering collegiate study away to 2,000 students annually throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NSE campuses range in enrollment from 600 to more than 65,000 students. Review your options at

University of Alberta
University of Calgary

Brandon University

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Cape Breton University

Brock University
Lakehead University
University of Ottawa

Bishop's University
Universite de Montreal
Universite de Sherbrooke
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

University of Regina


  • The priority deadline for all terms (fall, spring, or academic year) is February 15. Students who complete applications by this deadline will be handled at the NSE Placements conference in early March and have the best chance of getting their first- or second-choice placement.
  • Post-conference placements are possible, and Gustavus will continue accepting applications as late as:
    • May 1 for fall semester or academic-year placements.
    • September 15 for spring semester placements.
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.

Exchange Model:
Note that this is an exchange program. In the exchange model, participating Gustavus students enroll directly in courses offered by a partner college or university located abroad or elsewhere in the US. In these programs, there is less direct support for participating students when compared to programs run by Gustavus or by partner organizations with US staff members and offices. The model requires some extra effort on the student's part, to navigate an unfamiliar institution and its systems, but the rewards are demonstrably greater (research shows this), as students who complete such programs experience the most immersive form of study away.