Widen Your Educational Horizons
The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States and Canada. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial and cultural borders. The program provides an exciting opportunity to attend one of 160 colleges and universities at in-state tuition or at little or no more cost than you now pay!
"It is the experience of a lifetime. Go somewhere that you can truly see yourself. Be open to new people, cultures and a new routine. Travel as much as you can! Do road trips, take hikes, step outside of your comfort zone! You will not regret it."Leah Esper, Fall 2018
- Be a full-time student for the term prior to exchange
- Have a 2.8 GPA at the time of application and at completion of the term prior to exchange
- Apply early (We recommend that students go on exchange as sophomores or juniors, which means applying as freshmen or sophomores)
- Good standing (academic, personal, and financial) with the university
- Attend an NSE Information Session
How to Enroll
Getting into the NSE program varies based on which type of student you are
You're looking to exchange from your home institution to FIU for a semester or two.
You're an FIU student who is interested in exchanging within the NSE program. You are not enrolled in the program yet.
Outgoing FIU Students
You're an FIU student who is officially enrolled in the NSE program and are going to exchange to your host institution of choice.
You're a citizen or resident of Canada looking to exchange to FIU. Review and complete the Non-FIU Students steps in addition to the ones on this page.
Learn about the participating campuses and the program through the official National Student Exchange website.
National Student Exchange Club
Join the NSE Club at FIU! The NSE Club offers the opportunity for NSE and Undergraduate FIU students to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, promotes campus involvement, and gives students a sense of civic responsibility.