National Student Exchange Program

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University Advisement & Enrichment Center, Room 280
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-277-3361
Fax: 505-277-0370

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National Student Exchange

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 more than 160 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, you will notice that NSE extends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories. For more information on the participating schools and to review the school catalogs, please visit the Students link on the National Student Exchange website.

Students at Sandia Peak

Information Sessions: 

Info Session Date Time
1 September 26th 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
2 October 2nd 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
3 October 29th 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
4 November 4th 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
5 November 14th 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
6 December 3rd 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
7 February 4th 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


All information sessions will be held in the Dean of Students Conference Room - Room #260 in the University Enrichment and Advisement Center.

If you are unable to make one of these dates, you may schedule an appointment to speak about the National Student Exchange by calling 505-277-3361.

The applications for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 will be due on February 21st, 2014.   Should you be applying for a semester other than Fall 2014 or Spring 2015, please contact the NSE Office at 505-277-3361.

Students participate in NSE in order to:

  • Broaden personal and educational perspectives
  • Explore and appreciate new cultures
  • Widen university boundaries
  • Take courses not offered at the home campus
  • Learn from different professors
  • Access courses with different perspectives
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Experience personal growth
  • Live in a different area
  • Investigate graduate or professional schools
  • Look for future employment opportunities
  • Become more independent and resourceful