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  • Locations: Multiple Locations, United States
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2025 07/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Tuition Paid to New College: Yes
Program Description:

National Student Exchange

Resources | Eligibility | Length of Exchange | Application Process | Cost | Placement | Application Deadline | More Information 
Widen your educational horizons!Poster advertising NSE.

The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides opportunities for New College students to study out of state for a semester or a year at another NSE college or university in the U.S. (including Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, and seven locations abroad (Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Spain).

With nearly 170 universities from which to choose, students should be able to find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet their personal and academic needs and interests.
While on an NSE exchange, students:
  • Continue to make progress toward their degree programs 
  • Access new courses, learn from different professors, explore new areas of study
  • Break out of their comfort zone, make new friends, become more independent, experience personal growth
  • Live in a different area, broaden their perspectives, and experience life from a different point of view 
  • Investigate graduate schools or seek future employment

The following are helpful resources as you consider your exchange participation and select an appropriate exchange location. 

  • The NSE Coordinator on campus: Florence Zamsky 
    Email: - Phone: (941) 487 - 4318 - Office: LBR 130 
  • Your academic advisor and other faculty in your AOC
  • Good standing (academic, personal, financial) with no Incomplete grades
  • Eligibility requirements for participation in NSE are available here.
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
Make an appointment with New College's NSE coordinator, Florence Zamsky, to verify eligibility and get some information about the application process.

  • There are two tuition payment plans utilized by NSE: Host Payment Plan and Home Payment Plan. New College utilizes the Home Payment Plan only. Under the Home Payment Plan, you pay your normal tuition and fees to New College. 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.
  • On the Home Payment Plan, federally-funded financial aid for eligible students is applied for, awarded by, and disbursed by New College.

Most placements are made at the annual NSE conference, which 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 Deadline
February 15 is the preferred application deadline for BOTH Fall and Spring semesters for exchange within the United States and Canada.  Applications can still be accepted after that deadline but fewer schools will still be accepting students after the Annual NSE Placement Conference that happens in early March.


"Things are going so well here! I love Montana, my classes, and the great new friends I've made here so far. This experience is most certainly the best gift I could ever have wished for!"

- Danielle Husband, Environment Science AOC, NSE Exchange at the University of Montana, 2015-2016

NSE University of Montana