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National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange (NSE) program offers study opportunities at over 200 diverse university settings across the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam and the US Virgin Islands and provides access to a wide array of courses and programs. NSE offers options for students who may not yet be ready for an international program, but are seeking new academic, cultural and personal experiences to enhance their undergraduate education. NSE options include exchange among university honors and residential life programs, as well as access to internships, research options, and service learning opportunities of member campuses. NSE features a tuition reciprocity system that allows students to attend their host institution by paying either the in-state tuition/fees of their host institution or the normal tuition/fees here at Cal State San Bernardino. NSE students can exchange for a single term or a full academic year. Course work completed while on exchange at the host campus is brought back to the home institution and credited to the student's degree program.

This exchange program encourages students to see another part of their own country, live and work in a different academic environment and pursue specialized courses not offered at CSUSB. All course work taken while on the exchange program is approved by an advisor. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average to qualify.

For more information about NSE, please contact the Office of Student Engagement Director, Jackie Valera, via email at