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Curiosity is your compass through NSE

 Imagine the opportunities available from the combined resources of 160+ campuses with all of their courses and programs. Experience the diversity of people, culture, and geography of North America through NSE.

 National Student Exchange at WOU

The National Student Exchange Program (NSE) is a low-cost option to attend an out-of-state university for up to one full year. NSE’s mission inspires academic enrichment, personal exploration, and student development by facilitating accessible collegiate study away to universities throughout 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. 

View complete information about NSE-member colleges and universities at

NSE Fall 2021 Info Sessions

Explore the Diversity of North America

NSE Student & Beach
NSE Students & Mountains
NSE Student & Parrot

Study Away Close To Home

NSE Study Close to Home NYC
NSE Student & Sunset
NSE Student & Hudson Yard

Experience a New College Campus  

NSE Puerto Rico
NSE Small College

Stay Connected and Involved

NSE Puerto Rico

All NSE campuses have a diverse list of student clubs and organizations including prominent WOU student clubs and organizations as well as many that WOU does not have. Through NSE, you can continue to stay involved or get involved in new areas!

Here is a comprehensive directory of prominent WOU student clubs and organizations on other NSE campuses!


NSE Alumni

Check out where WOU NSE students have recently studied away here!

Application & Deadline

The 2021-2022 priority placement has closed. However, mid-year direct exchange placements may still be available; contact the NSE Coordinator for availabilities.


The 2022-2023 priority placement application will begin fall term 2021.


Visit the link below for application material and more information on how to apply.

How To Apply

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Contact Information

Emmanuel Macías – WOU NSE Coordinator

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

503-838-8221 (Voice) |
503-838-8511 (Fax)