What is NSE?
Since 1968, National Student Exchange (NSE) has offered students a domestic alternative to study abroad. What began with three campuses exchanging seven students is now 200 universities placing 3000 students a year. Iowa State University is pleased to offer exchanges in this program.
Since its founding, more than 90,000 students have participated in NSE. The National Student Exchange was founded as a counterpart to study abroad programs, recognizing that not every student is seeking a study opportunity outside the United States. NSE offers low-cost options for ISU students to study out-of-state, at culturally diverse campuses, with program compatibility to our campus.
Features of the National Student Exchange include:
- Access to additional courses and programs
- Exchange among university honors programs
- Multicultural opportunities
- Resident assistant exchange options
- Credits applied toward degree
- Tuition reciprocity across the United States
Exchange features and requirements:
- NSE campuses in 48 states, 3 United States territories, and 6 Canadian provinces
- Duration of exchange can range from one semester to one calendar year
- Exchanges can occur in different academic and calendar years
- Students must be full-time during application and exchange
- GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale required