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Choosing a Destination

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a location for exchange including location, placement availability, course selection, housing, and financial aid. Students are encouraged to meet with a National Student Exchange Coordinator in the Office of International Education to discuss their plans in detail prior to completing an application.

Comprehensive information on National Student Exchange member universities can also be accessed through links at the exchange homepage: or individual campus websites.

The National Student Exchange utilizes two different plans for payment of tuition and fees. UW-Green Bay participates in Plan B; therefore, students are eligible to exchange only with other Plan B schools. Plan B excellent (acceptance ranking) institutions are the easiest to obtain placement in followed by good, limited, and finally competitive.

Want to know what it's like to be an NSE student?  Check out a UWGB student travel blog or NSE's YouTube site!
Choosing a Location Checklist:
  1. What do you want to study?  Major/minor courses? Gen Eds?  A special program not available at UWGB?
  2. Does my first choice school have my major? 
  3. What type of environment do I want to be in (i.e. big city, climate, location, distance from home)?
  4. What type of university do I want to attend (size, student diversity, research/teaching)? 
  5. What is my budget?
  6. Do I meet any special eligiblity needed for a location?
  7. What is something I want to experience that I can't do at UW-Green Bay? 
  8. Are there opportunities for me to work or do an internship on exchange? 

Make sure you check the webpage of each school you are interested in for details & ask your NSE Coordinator any questions you have!