National Student Exchange

National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange program is comprised of over 170 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Territories: U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Students who attend a school within the NSE consortium can go on exchange to any other member school. You can go for a semester, a summer, or a year. Experience new cultures and explore new environments while seeking new adventures!

Why should you participate?
1. NSE allows students to live in a different geographic and cultural setting. There are more than 150 campuses to chose from. There are 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and 21 predominatly Latino serving institutions.
2. Travel! Explore the United States and Canada and learn more about history of these places. This helps to gain intercultural understanding.
3. Experience personal growth and independence.
4. Take classes not available at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and broaden your educational perspective.
5. Pursue research, field study and internship opportunities.
6. Research graduate schools.
7. NSE allows students to be immersed in another language. There are 10 Spanish-speaking schools in Puerto Rico and 3 schools in French speaking Quebec.
8. Why not? You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Have fun and take advantage of all your options.

More than 4,500 students annually participate in the program. Since its inception in 1968 more than 110,000 students have made the NSE part of their education.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is proud to have joined the NSE consortium in 1973.