National Student Exchange

Study away and experience new places, ideas and cultures - challenge your perceptions and create memories that last a lifetime!

Where can you go?

The National Student Exchange provides a unique and exciting opportunity for students who wish to study away for an academic year, one semester or a summer at one or more of 160 + campuses across the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Academic Benefits:

  • Take classes not available at MTSU
  • Study with new professors and experts in your field
  • Broaden your educational perspectives
  • Pursue research, field study, and internship opportunities
  • Investigate graduate schools

Personal Benefits:

  • Seek travel and adventure
  • Experience personal growth and independence
  • Live in a different geographic and cultural setting
  • Gain intercultural perspective and understanding
  • Explore the historical and cultural makeup of the U.S. and Canada

Professional Benefits:

  • Make connections in new job market
  • Diversify your resume
  • Develop practical skills
  • Increase collaboration experience
  • Prepare yourself to live and work in a culturally diverse society


To be eligible, students:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student at MTSU
  • Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA the semester prior to exchange
  • Must be in good standing academically, personally, and financially (e.g., no conduct/disciplinary/academic integrity issues)
  • Cannot exchange within the first 30 credit hours of college
  • Cannot exchange during the final semester of enrollment before graduation (without special permission)
  • Must submit a completed application, pay a non-refundable $150.00 application fee, and participate in an interview with the MTSU NSE Coordinator to be approved
  • Must complete a variety of items AFTER placement is made, including, but not limited to: all required paperwork, a pre-departure orientation, confirm financial aid and scholarship requirements with the financial aid office, and other items as they may arise.
  • Must exchange with another campus outside the state of Tennessee

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