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  • Locations: Various, United States
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar 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, Spanish 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, Other
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, 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
Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Options: Community Engagement, Creative Project(s), Experiential Learning, Field Study, Internship (with credit transfer), Journalistic Project, Research Project
Program Description:
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

Alabama State University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of Montevallo

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

Northern Arizona University
University of Arizona

Arkansa Tech University
University of Central Arkansas

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

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

Eastern Connecticut State University

American University

Florida A&M University
Florida International University
New College of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Guam

University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

University of Illinois Springfield

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University Fort Wayne

Iowa State University
University of Northern Iowa

Fort Hays State University
Wichita State University

Murray State University
University of Kentucky
Western Kentucky University

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

University of Maine at Farmington

Bowie State University
Frostburg State University
Salisbury University
Towson University

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

Oakland University
University of Michigan-Flint

Gustavus Adolphus College
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato
St. Cloud State University
St. Olaf College
University of Minnesota Morris
University of Minnesota Rochester
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Mississippi State University

Missouri Southern State University

Montana State University
Rocky Mountain College
University of Montana

University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Keene State College
Southern New Hampshire University
University of New Hampshire

Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University Newark
William Paterson University of New Jersey

New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico

Paul Smith's College
Queens College, CUNY
Stony Brook University
SUNY College at Buffalo
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Potsdam

North Carolina Central University

North Dakota State University

Cleveland State University
University of Toledo

East Central University
Oklahoma State University

Eastern Oregon University
Southern Oregon University
Western Oregon University

California University 
Indiana University 
Jefferson University - East Falls Campus
West Chester University 
Widener University

Inter American University Arecibo
Inter American University Barranquitas
Inter American University Metropolitan
Inter American University San German
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey
University of Puerto Rico, Humacao
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Rhode Island College
University of Rhode Island

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

South Dakota State University
University of South Dakota

Austin Peay State University
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Memphis

Prairie View A&M University
Sam Houston State University
Tarleton State University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
?Texas State University
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas

Southern Utah University
Utah Valley University
Weber State University

Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Marymount University
Virginia State University
Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

Eastern Washington University
Washington State University
Western Washington University

Marshall University
West Virginia University

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

University of Wyoming

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

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