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What is the National Student Exchange Program?

The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides students the opportunity to gain study away experience at a NSE participating university within the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students can choose to study for one semester or the academic year. With nearly 200 colleges and universities from which to choose, you should be able to find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet your personal and academic needs and interests.

 Why do students take advantage of the NSE program?

  • Broaden personal and educational perspectives
  • Explore and appreciate new cultures
  • Take courses not offered at the home campus
  • Learn from different professors
  • Access courses with different perspectives
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Experience personal growth
  • Live in a different area
  • Investigate graduate or professional schools
  • Look for future employment opportunities
  • Become more independent and resourceful



Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Deadline- Rolling Admission   


How much does it cost? Will I get financial aid and is there an application fee?

For most of our partner institutions, URI students have the option of paying URI's instate tuition and fees (even out-of-state URI students) -- This is called Plan B.

If this is not an option URI students can pay the in-state tuition and fees of the host campus -- Plan A.

For detailed infromation about billing, complete the General Information Session and click on the Billing and Policies link below.

An eligible student is awarded financial aid from the campus at which pay he/she pays tuition and fees (Plan B -- URI awards federal aid and Plan A -- the host campus awards federal aid). For detailed information selection Billing and Policies link below.




Student Resources

Below are program materials for incoming exchange students:

Exchange Student Handbook

Fall Welcome Week Information 2014