national student exchange

The National Student Exchange is a study away opportunity that allows you to take new courses, see new places, make new friends, and enroll in academic options that may not be available here, at UM-Flint. You can study for a single term or academic year at one of nearly 200 NSE member colleges and universities in the locations listed below.

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

The program is open to students currently enrolled at one of NSE’s member colleges and universities. 

Participate in NSE to:

  • broaden your personal and educational perspectives
  • live in and explore new areas
  • learn from different professors
  • experience personal growth
  • explore new areas of study
  • take courses not available on your home campus
  • acquire life skills
  • explore career options
  • investigate graduate schools
  • look for future employment
  • become more independent and resourceful
  • experience life from a different point of view

How to Apply

Exchange participation is a privilege, not a right. Minimum requirements are:

  • Full-time enrollment
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Good academic, personal, and financial standing

Additional requirements and/or restrictions may apply based on your host campus. More information may be obtained from your campus coordinator. 

UM-Flint is a “Plan B” university. This means you will pay tuition/fees to your HOME university. Fees are assessed as a condition of enrollment (e.g., fees for laboratory courses, general service, technology, art and photography) are always paid to the HOST campus. 

If you reside on campus, you will pay for room and meals at your host campus. You will also be responsible for transportation, personal expenses, and sightseeing opportunities while on exchange. 

Financial Aid
With some exceptions, U.S. federally-funded financial aid for eligible students is applied for, awarded by, and disbursed from the campus at which tuition/fees are paid. 

Application Process
Apply for Exchange through your HOME CAMPUS NSE coordinator. The process includes a transcript, recommendations, statement of goals, biographical data, and a personal interview. APPLY NOW!