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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Natalie Morawietz Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

 National Student Exchange

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The National Student Exchange (NSE) was founded as a parallel to study abroad programs, recognizing that often language, cost, and program compatibility make studying in the United States and Canada more practical and beneficial for some students than studying abroad.

NSE is an association of over 200 colleges and universities in the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada.  Study for a semester or a year, paying your same NAU tuition or pay the in-state tuition of the host campus. Placements are accepted at host campuses on a space-available basis.

Please visit for details about the program and available campuses

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Please schedule an appointment with Natalie by clicking on "Talk to an Advisor" to learn what is currently available. After you have met with Natalie to see whether your school of interest is still available on the plan type you desire then begin your application in Studio Abroad by click on "Apply Now".  You will be charged a $200 application fee upon the completion of your application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Sophomore status or higher at time of exchange
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Good Standing at NAU
  • Full time enrollment at NAU
  • No incomplete grades from previous terms
  • No current or pending probationary status due to academic dishonesty or misconduct
  • No outstanding financial obligation at NAU

Choosing a Campus

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You are encouraged to select colleges and universities which will provide learning opportunities that will supplement and complement those of your home institutions and assist you in reaching your educational goals. You are also encouraged to select campuses that will stimulate personal growth and development and allow you to experience the educational, geographic, and cultural diversity found among NSE's members.


For most institutions, you have an option of where you pay your tuition:

  • Plan A: NAU student pays the in-state tuition & fees of the host university and three mandatory fees (FA Trust, Info Tech) to NAU
  • Plan B: NAU student pays regular NAU tuition, two mandatory fees (FA Trust, Info Tech) and a approx $735 program fee/semester.

There is a $200 application fee to apply to NSE.

*Students going on exchange to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or US Virgin Islands will be required to purchase NAU's international student health insurance before departure.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid & scholarships depend on your choice of plans:

Plan A: Your financial aid will be disbursed from NAU. Please note that NAU tuition waivers (AIMS Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Dean and NAU Merit Scholarships) cannot be used on Plan A.

Plan B: Your financial aid will be disbursed from NAU. If you receive a scholarship from NAU, it will disburse in the same way as any other semesters you have attended NAU.

Benefits of NSE

NSE is an affordable, practical and unique experience that can have an immense impact on your future, your personal growth and also have a hand in greatly enhancing your present and future educational experience. Gain:

  • Access to new academic options
  • Take courses not offered at your university
  • Learn from different professors
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Gain a fresh outlook on your academics
  • Affordable (you pay regular NAU tuition or in-state tuition to your host university)
  • Experience life from a new perspective
  • Experience personal growth
  • Live in a new place!
  • Become more independent and resourceful
  • Broaden personal perspectives
  • Break out of comfort zones
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Search for graduate or professional schools
  • Search for future employment
  • Become better able to define your academic and career objectives
  • Become more confident with taking risks
  • Cultivate better decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate to employers and graduate schools that you have gone beyond the expected
  • Come home with a better-defined view of your future!
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2020 05/15/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/21/2020 03/13/2020 08/19/2020 05/21/2021
Fall 2020 02/21/2020 03/13/2020 08/16/2020 12/31/2020
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA