Skip to main content

NSE Application

How to join the program

There are several very important and time-sensitive steps to applying for the National Student Exchange program, so be sure to read carefully.

Interested students must attend an NSE Information Meeting.

Below are the upcoming informational meetings for 2019-2020 academic year.

All participants must attend an information meeting to acquire application materials and meet with NSE coordinators. 

Dates of informational meetings for 2020-2021 are forthcoming.

Contact the Dean of Students Office for more information: 715-836-2003 or

Completed NSE Applications Include:

  • A non-refundable application fee.
  • A "Statement of Purpose" explaining why you wish to participate in the exchange.
  • Three written recommendations.
  • An interview with the NSE coordinator and another UW-Eau Claire Faculty or staff member.

Selection Procedures

  • Completed application materials are submitted annually to the NSE Coordinator in early February for participation during the upcoming academic year.
  • Student placements are negotiated by the NSE Coordinator at an annual conference in March. These negotiations are governed by the fee plan for exchange, the popularity of certain exchange opportunities, and limitations on the number of students some institutions may send and receive.

Among the selection criteria will be evidence of flexibility and the ability to adapt to short-term relocation, indicators of clear-cut academic and personal goals, and the ability to act as a good representative of UW-Eau Claire and Wisconsin.

NSE student in California at the beach

Campus selection

Nearly 200 campuses across the U.S., Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico participate in the National Student Exchange program. Depending on what you plan to study, there can be many good matches for your academic and personal goals in the program.

Where to go . . .
 Miranda Jahnke - Colorado State University - Pueblo

National Student Exchange

If study abroad isn't right for you, maybe a different kind of travel education experience is just the ticket — check out the National Student Exchange, and study at one of 200 schools across the country. There are so many places you may never have been!

NSE details
We want to hear from you

Please enter your name

Please enter a valid email address

Please enter a valid phone number

Please enter a message