Center for International Services & Programs

National Student Exchange Program

Cleveland State has been a proud member of the National Student Exchange program since 2001. In that time, we have sent over 29 undergraduate students on an exchange semester or year-long adventure to various universities within the consortium.

The University of Washington, University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Montana, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Queens College, Stonybrook University, and the University of Northern British Columbia are among the schools CSU students have attended. With exchange options in all 50 states, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and 7 Canadian provinces, there is sure to be a great place for everyone.

In return, Cleveland State has had the privilege of hosting over 34 students from universities as varied as Universidad de Puerto Rico-Bayamon, Université de Sherbrooke, Oklahoma State University, Portland State University, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of New Hampshire, and the University of South Florida. Every year more than 2,000 students nationally participate in this program.

Please note that member campuses vary from year to year. Please check the current available list of participating campuses on the NSE.org website for the complete list of member campuses available to qualifying undergraduates wishing to participate in the exchange.

Why NSE?

The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides opportunities for you, as an under­graduate, to study for up to one cal­endar year at another NSE member college or university. With nearly 180 colleges and universities from which to choose, you should be able to find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet your personal and aca­demic needs and interests.

As you consider the possibilities, notice that NSE ex­tends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories as well as some Canadian provinces. Students participate in order to:

  • Explore a new city
  • Learn in a new environment
  • Embrace new opportunities you may not have at home
  • Gain a different perspective of North America
  • Study in the city of your dreams while you search for future employment opportunities
  • Gain a new perspective with new professors and classmates
  • Discover a new way of life from the natives
  • Get out of your comfort zone and explore new things
  • Become more mature & independent
  • Be challenged by a different university
  • Acquire life skills
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Experience personal growth
  • Meet new friends and network
  • Emerse yourself in a new city closer to home than going overseas

If you qualify for participation, you will join the more than 85,000 students who have been placed in life-changing exchange situations which challenged their thinking, expanded their educational and personal experiences, and encouraged them to take risks and reap the rewards of doing so.

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