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National Student Exchange program

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program that allows students to study for up to one year at another institution in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands while paying the in-state tuition rate to the host institution (Plan A) or paying tuition & fees to Kutztown University (Plan B).

To research schools and programs, visit Review the paticipating universities, majors offered, costs, placement availability, housing information, and other important facts.

Thinking about an exchange to Canada? Check out the Killam Fellowship!

Questions? Contact Us!


  • Full-time enrollment at your home campus
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale) at home campus at time of application and semester preceding exchange
  • 24 credits earned by the time of the exchange
  • Good standing (academic, financial, social/behavioral)
  • No incomplete grades
  • Meet any additional GPA or academic requirements of the host campus
  • Must not be on probation, parole or have any pending legal judgments

Ready to apply?

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Download the Application, which includes:

  • Instructions
  • Application
  • Budget Worksheet
  • Reference Forms

Note: The $200 application fee is non-refundable, even if a placement is not made. (Don't worry - we'll advise you and help ensure you get placed for an exchange!)


Study Away Events

Spring 2015

LdM Italy visit
Monday, March 2
MSU lobby, 10 am - 2 pm

Academic Programs International (API)
Tuesday, March 3
MSU lobby, 11 am - 2 pm

Arcadia University Global Studies
Tuesday, March 3
MSU lobby, 10 am - 2 pm

International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Thursday, March 5
South Dining Hall lobby, 10 am - 2 pm

KU Study Abroad Office
Thursday, April 9
MSU lobby, 10 am - 2 pm