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National Student Exchange (NSE)


The National Student Exchange Program is a low-cost option to attend an out-of-state university for up to one full year. Attend an information session during New Student Week, Fall and Winter terms.  Applications for studying away all or part of next academic year may still be possible depending on the university(ies) that interest you.

National Student Exchange at WOU

Imagine the opportunities available from the combined resources of 180 campuses with all of their courses and programs. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Experience the diversity of people, culture, and geography of North America through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program.

NSE offers students the ability to study-away at another university in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.

Academically-qualified students are given the opportunity to spend up to one year at another school, while paying in-state tuition rates, and maintaining academic progress toward degree requirements, Credits earned during the exchange become part of each students’ home school transcript.

Information Table in Werner University Center: Have questions about study away through NSE?  Visit the information table in WUC January 17, 25, 26, and 31 and February 2, 2017.

View complete information about NSE-member colleges and universities at www.nse.org

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Application Forms

Below you will find some of the forms and paperwork to help you prepare to come to WOU or for current students to go somewhere else around North America!

2017-2018 academic year application form (pdf — fillable).

Mid-year Application form (pdf).

Letter of Recommendation form (pdf — fillable).

Welcome Information for NSE students coming to WOU: FAQs.

Deadline to Apply

Application for exchanges during the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted December 1 through February 15, 2017. 

Contact Information

National Student Exchange at Western Oregon University

Debbie Diehm, NSE Coordinator

Western Oregon University
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Room 203, Werner University Center

503-838-8221 or diehmd@wou.edu
503-838-8511 FAX