National Student Exchange Program

Note: The NSE program is not accepting applications for 2016/2017.

The Outside LinkNational Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States with opportunities for exchange in Canada as well. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders. The changes seen in attitudes, understanding of other people in other settings, maturity, risk-taking, and decision-making are similar to the experiences of students who study internationally.

National Student Exchange is a great opportunity to learn, earn credit towards your degree at Rhode Island College and "see the country" all at the same time.

"The National Student Exchange has given me the opportunity to travel outside the bounds of the traditional university experience. NSE takes students from the classroom to the global arena, providing a more well-rounded education and life experience."

-Echo Casey, University of Arizona to Humboldt State University

Apply to be an Exchange Student:

  • over 200 universities and colleges participate across the country
  • you pay the same tuition you are paying at RIC
  • you can exchange for a semester or a year

To Qualify You Must:

  • be a full time RIC student
  • be in your sophomore or junior year at the time of the exchange
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.5 when application is submitted

For more information, visit Outside Students interested in taking part in this amazing opportunity should set up an appointment with Oasis to discuss NSE options.

Contact us at or call (401) 456-8083. We are located in Craig-Lee 154.

Page last updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2016