National Student Exchange

National Student Exchange (NSE) inspires academic enrichment, personal exploration, and student development by facilitating accessible collegiate study away among member colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S Virgin Islands. NSE is open to all academic undergraduate majors. With more than 180+ instiutions, you're sure to find your best fit! 


Where will you go? Start planning your adventure today. Daily info sessions are available 12-1pm in 1080 Hixson or virtually at additional times. 

2023-24 Direct Placements

Application available on!

Fall 2023 or Academic Year: Closed

Spring 2024: Apply by October 1*

*Some campuses may close for placements earlier than ISU deadline

Summer 2023 Hours

From May 15-August 11, the National Student Exchange office in 1080 Hixson will be staffed 7:30am-4pm. Info sessions are available through Navigate Student. 






Where will NSE take you?

Have you considered spending a semester at another university? National Student Exchange can help! NSE enables Iowa State students to attend one of 180+ colleges and universities around the U.S. including U.S. territories & Canada!

Visit a new region of the country

Experience a low-cost study away option

Take advantage of courses not available at Iowa State University