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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:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
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Program Sponsor: National Student Exchange (NSE) 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Tabular data for Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2021 04/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 05/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 05/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2022 09/15/2021 ** 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.
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Glossary entry for program parameter 10168
Program Partner:
NSE - National Student Exchange
Glossary entry for program parameter 10208
Program Term(s):
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Minimum Class Standing:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10167
Minimum GPA:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10992
Glossary entry for program parameter 10206
Previous Language Study Req?:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10165
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Glossary entry for program parameter 10166
Language courses offered:
Glossary entry for program parameter 11139
Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
Glossary entry for program parameter 10169
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Other
Glossary entry for program parameter 10171
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, Folklore, 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 Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict 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
Glossary entry for program parameter 10212
Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Creative Project(s), Experiential Learning, Field Study, Internship (with credit transfer), Journalistic Project, Research Project
Program Description:
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 A & M University
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

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

Eastern Connecticut State 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

Eastern Illinois University

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Purdue University Fort Wayne

Iowa State University
University of Northern Iowa

Emporia State University
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
University of Maine at Presque Isle

Bowie State University
Frostburg State 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
University of Minnesota Morris
University of Minnesota Rochester
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Mississippi State University

Montana State University
University of Montana

University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Keene State College
Plymouth State University
Southern New Hampshire University
University of New Hampshire

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

New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico

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

East Carolina University
North Carolina Central University

North Dakota State University

Cleveland State University
Kent State University
University of Toledo

Oklahoma State University

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

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

Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Barranquitas
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, 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

Dakota State University
South Dakota State University
University of South Dakota

University of Memphis

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

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

Southern Utah University
University of Utah
Utah Valley University

Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Virginia State University

Washington State University

Marshall University
West Virginia University

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

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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