Exchange students from Minnesota State “gravitate toward” UH Hilo

MSUM exchange students are looking for locations that appeal to them and offer classes relevant to their studies. Popular choice? UH Hilo.

Graphic with words "Minnesota State University Moorhead." Also graphic "M" the school's logo.Students in the National Student Exchange program at Minnesota State University at Moorhead “tend to gravitate toward” the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, according to Sherry Estrem, coordinator of the MSUM exchange program. The university’s news site The Advocate reports that next year, MSUM has 36 students signed up to study in places like Hawai‘i, New Mexico and New York, many coming to UH Hilo.

Estrem said she helps students find locations that appeal to them and classes offered relevant to their studies. Credits are easily transferred once returning to MSUM, she said, adding that NSE is an affordable opportunity for students wanting to travel and study. Host universities offer tuition and fees  that match those of students’ original schools.

“Generally, studying through NSE is a less expensive option than studying abroad,” Estrem said. “In addition, students can also use NSE to participate in the host school’s international study opportunities.”

NSE, a nonprofit, gives students the chance to travel within the country at a substantially lower cost than studying abroad, Estrem said. Next year, MSUM has 36 students signed up to study in places like Hawaii, New Mexico and New York. The university students tend to gravitate toward is the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

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