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About NSE

Instead of crossing oceans, the National Student Exchange Program enables UW-Green Bay students to span state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders through study at partner institutions located in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Learn more about the basics for the NSE Exchange from this handout.

Nearly 200 colleges and universities participate in the National Student Exchange, making it easy for students to find locations, courses, facilities, and environments tailored to meet academic needs and personal interests.

Students are motivated to participate in the National Student Exchange for a variety of reasons; among the most commonly cited are:

  • To broaden personal and educational experiences
  • Experience new cultures
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Learn from different professors
  • Access new courses or courses that may be closed at UW-Green Bay
  • Experience personal growth
  • Meet new people
  • Make new friends
  • Acquire life skills
  • Experience a different climate
  • Investigate graduate schools
  • Seek future employment
  • Be closer to family living outside of Wisconsin
  • Become more independent and resourceful

Like study abroad, volunteerism, internships, service learning, and research, participation in the National Student Exchange enhances an undergraduate education and demonstrates to graduate schools and future employers that participants have motivation, flexibility, and a desire to go beyond the status-quo.