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6 Simple Steps to Apply for a National Exchange Placement


Step One


Complete the online general information session and fill out the student information form at the end.


Step Two


Research schools and programs by visiting and university profile pages. Be sure to use the tips listed in the General Information Session.


Step Three


Make an appointment to meet with the NSE advisor, and please bring printed, completed application. Applications cannot be submitted electronically.

To set up an appointment for NSE or to submit an application, you MUST meet with an advisor by calling the International Center at 401-874-5546.


Step Four


Download the file below and complete the application electronically. Once finished, print the completed form to submit to the NSE Office.



Step Five


Seek a professor or an academic advisor that can recommend you for National Student Exchange. They do NOT need to write a full letter of recommendation - just fill out the form below and sign it. The reference form can be e-mailed to, or mailed to our office.



URI International Center

Attn: NSE

37 Lower College Road

Kingston, RI 02881

Step Six

Drop off the completed application to the International Center by the following deadlines:

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Deadline:

Rolling Admission





Student Resources

Below are program materials for incoming exchange students:

Exchange Student Handbook

Fall Welcome Week Information 2014