National Student Exchange Program


Explore Unique Opportunities

Study away and experience new places, ideas, and cultures.

Attend one of 165+ colleges and universities for one or two academic terms while paying EWU tuition.

Have access to different campuses' research programs, internships, extracurricular activities, and much more while living in a different geographical and cultural setting in North America or one of the U.S. territories, including Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

If you are ready for a language challenge, you can study in French in Quebec, and in Spanish in Puerto Rico.



  • Have completed at least one term at EWU
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Apply early
  • Have good standing (academic, personal, and financial)
  • Puerto Rico: requires completion of SPAN 202 or equivalent; all courses conducted in Spanish
  • Quebec: Most campuses require completion of FREN 202 or equivalent; courses conducted in French

Application Process and Deadlines

  • Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are currently being accepted.
  • Deadline is February 15th.
  • Placement decisions will be made in mid-March.
  • An application, two letters of recommendation, and a meeting with the NSE Coordinator are all required prior to selection for the program.



  • Nonrefundable $200 application fee
  • Home Pay: Pay your EWU tuition rates
  • Host Pay: Pay the in-state tuition rates of the host campus
  • Miscellaneous and Course-Related Fees - Students should expect to pay the host campus for books and other course-related fees (laboratory fees, supplies, field study, etc)