National Student Exchange (NSE) is a network of over 180 colleges and universities, mostly public, which allows students to supplement their curriculum and life experiences across the United States and at certain institutions in Canada. Experiencing different settings and living in different geographical regions, students can investigate a potential graduate school, broaden their personal horizons and expand their curricular options. Partner schools are located throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and in some Canadian provinces. Schools in Puerto Rico provide instruction in Spanish and certain schools in Canada provide instruction in French, allowing foreign language majors opportunities to enhance their skills.
By participating in a study away program through NSE, New Jersey City University students can explore different regions of the United States and Canada.
NSE programs in the United States allow students to study “abroad” without a passport and without traveling overseas. Students return home from an exchange program with a fresh outlook on their education and better able to define academic and career objectives.
Students who participate in a program in Canada through NSE may be required to obtain a visa to enter and study there. It is very important that you understand the visa requirements for your specific program. Therefore, you are advised to take the following steps as you apply for and make arrangements to participate in your study abroad program:
Do Not Wait! Please begin exploring visa/resident permit requirements as soon as you know where you are going.
This is a time of personal growth and maturity, particularly for students who have not traveled extensively. Students frequently return from exchange with more self-confidence and independence, greater decision-making skills, better able to take risks, and with a better defined view of their future.