National Student Exchange

NSE 2013 Kohala Exchange Group

What is the National Student Exchange?

Imagine the opportunities available to you at approximately 180 member colleges and universities. Think of the adventure, the untold diversity of people, culture, and geography—in 48 US states, three territories, and five Canadian provinces. Consider the impact on your personal and academic growth, the implications for your future, and the satisfaction of achievement. That is what the National Student Exchange can bring to you.

“My advice to students who are thinking about participating in the NSE program is to just do it, because it will definitely change your life.”  —Charanne Bonilla, NSE student 2014–15

“Going on exchange through NSE has helped me make the most out of my college experience. Taking the time to study in a completely new place has given me a breath of fresh air and offered me the chance to experience a different area.”  —Eric Russell, NSE student 2014–15

Informational Meetings

Informational workshops are held on the first floor of Oregon Hall for UO students interested in learning more about NSE. Click here to view upcoming informational meeting dates. If you’re not able to attend a scheduled workshop, call the Office of Academic Advising at 541-346-3211 to make an appointment with the UO NSE Coordinator.


  • Cumulative UO GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Completed at least 1 term at UO
  • Sophomore or junior class standing during your exchange (recommended)
  • Be in good academic, financial aid, and student conduct standing
  • Full-time enrollment (12 credits minimum) at the time of application, the term prior to your exchange.
  • All courses completed prior to exchange (i.e., no incompletes)
  • Not be on probation, parole, or have any pending legal judgments
  • Meet language proficiency requirements where applicable: Spanish for schools in Puerto Rico and French for Université de Montréal, Université du Quebec a’ Montreal, and Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec
  • International students must complete all required AEIS courses prior to exchange

For all incoming NSE students and outgoing NSE students, follow the UO NSE blog for updates and detailed information regarding the exchange program and how it works!