Welcome to the Texas State National Student Exchange program homepage. The NSE coordinators have provided valuable information about the program including exchange options, guidelines, eligibility, and TXST student comments. Texas State University encourages its students to learn about the benefits of exchanging with participating NSE colleges and universities.
Next Application Due Date: February 24, 2014
(for Fall 2014 & Spring 2015)
The first round of placements for this year closed Feb. 28, 2013.
Some placements still available
for a Spring 2014 exchangeSee a list of colleges and universities still accepting placements in UAC #144
Would you like to study while...
...skiing the slopes of Colorado?
...swimming the shores of Hawaii?
...sunbathing on the beaches of Florida?
...attending Broadway shows in New York?
...exploring the history of Virginia?
...sailing the clear, blue waters of St. Thomas, USVI?
What is National Student Exchange?
.....National Student Exchange or NSE, is a domestic program that provides a unique opportunity for students to study at over 180 Universities across 49 United States and the Territories, including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands! All for resident tuition!
Why Should I Participate in NSE?
What Are The Requirements?
How Long Can I Participate?
How Much Will It Cost?
How Does The Program Affect My Financial Aid?
How Will My Courses Transfer Back To My University?
What Did Texas State Students Think About the NSE Program After Completing their Exchanges?
--"I had a great time in Hawaii! I got to scuba dive, snorkel, and go parasailing. I could attend classes during the week and see an active volcano on the weekend all while paying in-state tuition! You can't beat that".
--Texas State Student on Exchange to the University of Hawaii at Manoa
--"I wanted to go somewhere cold for the Fall semester. The University of Northern Colorado was an ideal choice. I knew I would learn different things for my Exercise & Sports Science major that I could bring back to Texas State. My introduction to snowboarding class was certainly an education!"
--Texas State Student on Exchange to the University of Northern Colorado
--"I knew joining the NSE program would require some time and effort on my part to fill out an application, get recommendations, and organize an advising agreement. I was also a little unsure about exchanging to my desired location, the faster-paced life of New York City. I decided to commit to the program and went to Hunter College. One day I called my Texas State friend and she was discussing her plans for the weekend. The minute that I told her I was going to a Broadway show on Friday and Central Park on Saturday, I knew I definitely made the right decision". --Texas State Student on Exchange to Hunter College, City University of New York
--"I truly enjoyed this experience. Although this may sound unusual, I believe I grew as a person through this exchange. I would recommend that Texas State students research the universities they are interested in to find the programs, diversity, and location preferences that combine to create an unforgettable exchange."
--Texas State Student on Exchange to Southwest Missouri State University
--"The freedom of choosing to exchange with over 180 universities and colleges was amazing. I wanted to pick a school that would give me a new perspective on my Marine Biology major. I certainly found that at the University of the Virgin Islands at St. Croix. Being on an island surrounded by water, I was able to explore my major in ways I never thought I could. The fact that UVI-St. Croix is a historically African-American university also made the exchange a tremendous cultural experience!"
--Texas State Student on Exchange to the University of the Virgin Islands-St. Croix
--"At first I was concerned about exchanging far away from my Texas home. Could I maintain my grades, meet new friends, and be on my own without getting really homesick? There was an adjustment at first, but after meeting with my new NSE coordinator and fellow NSE participants from all around the country, I felt very comfortable. Throughout the exchange I did maintain my grades and I found some long distance friendships that I have kept to this day. I would have to say that I had a truly life-changing experience."
--Texas State Student on Exchange to the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
What Else Do I Need to Know?
I am Interested in NSE. What Do I Do Now?
1. For an exceptional NSE experience research is the key. Stop by the NSE office to look at our display and pick up an NSE directory of participating colleges and universities. Or view the electronic directory linked at the top of this page. The directory has a wealth of information including a listing and description of each NSE campus and major areas of study.
2. You can further explore the list of participating NSE colleges and universities online. Each college and university has a link to their own home page. Click "U.S Campus Majors" on the left side for information on home pages.
3. Once you find a college or university you are interested in, check that college or university for major courses. The next step is to research major courses with undergraduate catalogs. (See both links on the left menu.)
4. When you have researched and decided on a host school with alternative choices, fill out an application in our office (starting in October 2013). The application fee is $190 (a one-time fee). During the application process you must seek a recommendation for entrance into the program. When the entire process is complete, our NSE staff may conduct a short interview and you will be notified of acceptance. Information sessions will guide you through choosing transfer courses, and materials will be provided to help you ease into the program. Note: Listing more than one school choice on your application is imperative. First choice institution placements cannot be guaranteed.
5. Apply for NSE. The application is a .doc file above.
Where is the NSE Office and Who Do I Speak to About the Program?