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Come find out why NSE 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 or Winter term.



National Student Exchange at WOU


Imagine the opportunities available from the combined resources of 200 campuses with all of their courses and programs. Think of the adventure, of the diversity of people, culture, and geography. That is 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 Sessions: None scheduled at this time.


Complete information about participating colleges and universities at


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Forms and Downloads


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 the country!


2015-2016 academic year application form (pdf format).

Mid-year Application form (pdf format).

Letter of Recommendation form (pdf format).


Welcome Information for NSE students coming to WOU: FAQs.



Application for exchanges during the 2015-16 academic year will be accepted December 1 through February 15, 2015. Contact Debbie Diehm for more information.


Contact Us


You can get more information about the National Student Exchange program by contacting:


Debbie Diehm
NSE Campus Coordinator

Western Oregon University
Office of Student Affairs
Room 203, Werner University Center

503-838-8221 or

503-838-8221 V/TDD
503-838-8511 FAX


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 503-838-8221 | or e-mail: