National Student Exchange

Web site:  http://www.stonybrook.edu/nse

The National Student Exchange (NSE) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for up to one year at one of more than 160 state colleges and universities in the United States and its territories. Students return from exchange with new perspectives on their education and a better appreciation of their home regions, families, and campuses, as well as an increased awareness of the differences in ideas and values that exist across the United States.

To qualify for the program students must be studying full time when they apply and have completed a full-time course of study in the semester prior to the exchange semester with a cumulative g.p.a. of 2.50 or higher. The application includes recommendations and a personal statement of intent, as well as academic advising and an interview with the program coordinator.

Students are encouraged to select schools in geographic and cultural settings that provide academic enrichment opportunities not available on the home campus.

NSE brochures, information about tuition and fees, application forms, and interviews are available from the coordinator of the National Student Exchange Program. More information is available on the Stony Brook University Web site ( http://www.stonybrook.edu/nse ) and on the national Web site ( http://www.nse.org ).