National Student Exchange - Home

Kadian Shaw, Coordinator

Student Services Center, Room E-209
Phone: (808) 932-7389; Fax: (808) 932-7388

Office e-mail:


happy_studentsNational Student Exchange (NSE) seeks to expand opportunities to students by enabling them to attend any of the more than 190 participating colleges and universities for up to one academic year while paying resident tuition.

Students are encouraged to access different courses, unique programs, field studies, and internships or to investigate graduate programs, professional schools, and career options. Through the NSE program, students can widen their educational horizons, broaden perspectives and enhance personal growth by living in a different geographic and cultural setting.

For those outgoing we encourage you to experience mainland culture and programs which will enhance your skills sets and expand your network in your preferred field of study.

For incoming students we welcome you to the Big Island culture and wish to inform and prepare you for the diverse cultures you are about to interact with!

Parents havent forgotten about you! We have pages specially devoted to your questions and concerns regarding your student's exchange experience.

Please explore our site to find out more about your exchange program!

Services provided

  • Program information and materials
  • Advising for both incoming and outgoing students
  • Registration and enrollment assistance
  • Orientation for incoming NSE students
  • Social and cultural activities for incoming students
  • Liaison with the central National Student Exchange Office