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NSE Description

Curiosity is Your Compass
 
The National Student Exchange (NSE) pro­vides New College students opportunities to study for a semester or an academic year at another NSE college or university in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada, and 7 locations abroad (Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Spain).
 
With nearly 160 universities from which to choose, students can find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet their personal and aca­demic needs and interests.
 
Students participate in NSE to:   
  • Broaden their perspectives
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Learn from different professors
  • Access new courses
  • Break out of their comfort zones
  • Experience personal growth
  • Make new friends
  • Live in a different area
  • Investigate graduate schools
  • Seek future employment 
  • Become more independent
  • Experience life from a different point of view 
Each year, more than 2500 students partici­pate in NSE. They continue to make pro­gress toward their home campus degree while studying in new places, meeting new people, and enrolling in specialized courses or unique academic options that may not be available on their home cam­pus.

Resources
The following are helpful resources as you consider your exchange participation and select an appropriate exchange location:
  • The NSE coordinator on your campus
  • Your academic advisor
  • Faculty in your AOC
  • Exchange Eligibility, Policies and Procedures, and Campus Profiles available at nse.org
  • Financial Aid Office
Eligibility
Minimum requirements are:
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Good standing (academic, personal and financial) with no incomplete grade
There may be additional requirements and/or restrictions on exchange participation. You can learn of these from your campus NSE coordinator and from the Campus Profiles at nse.org.
 
Length of Exchange
You may participate in NSE for a single term or a full academic year. The maximum cumulative total for exchange participation may not exceed one calendar year.
 
Application Process
Apply for exchange through your home campus NSE coordinator. The process includes a program of study statement, two references, a non-refundable $175 application fee, an unofficial transcript, and biographical data.

Cost
There are two tuition payment plans utilized by NSE: Host payment (former Plan A) and Home payment (former Plan B). New College of Florida utilizes Home payment/Plan B only, meaning that students pay their normal tuition and fees to New College.  Please note that additional fees assessed as a condition of enrollment (e.g., fees for laboratory courses, general service, computer, technology, art and photography supplies, etc…) are paid to your 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
U.S. federally-funded financial aid for eligible students is applied for, awarded by, and disbursed by the New College Financial Aid office.

Placement
Most placements are made at the annual NSE conference that takes place in early March. Annually, 97% of the applicants are placed at one of their campus choices. Placement probabilities are governed by the number of openings at an institution and the number of students seeking that location.
 
Application deadlines
February 15 for BOTH Fall and Spring semesters for exchange in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. 
February 15 for a fall exchange at one of the 7 locations abroad (Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Spain).
October 1 for a spring exchange at one of the 7 locations abroad (Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Spain).
 
Questions?  Contact Florence Zamsky, Assistant Director for Off-Campus Study/Study Abroad & NSE Coordinator, at fzamsky@ncf.edu or (941) 487-4318.