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Salem State's NSE Program

Salem State University students have the option of studying away for one semester or one year through the national student exchange program.

The National Student Exchange (NSE) program is a unique, not-for-profit consortium of nearly 200 accredited, baccalaureate-granting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Being part of this program offers university students an opportunity to explore a different geographical and cultural environment, broadening their academic experience. NSE provides exchange opportunities for the multitude of undergraduate students who meet eligibility and for whom an overseas experience is not appropriate, comfortable or affordable. Students may exchange for one semester or a full academic year.

Salem State Participants' Stories

A student holds a University of Wisconsin banner while standing at the beach at sunset.

Melissa Wysocki

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire '17

"I wanted to explore what the east coast had to offer and SSU seemed like the perfect fit."


Why NSE?

  • Live and learn in a different geographic area
  • Take courses not available on campus and explore new areas of study
  • Become more independent and resourceful
  • Acquire life skills
  • Look for future employment
  • Break out of your comfort zone

Please review the NSE Student Guide: Exchange Polices and Procedures.


Congratulations to the 2017-18 Outgoing NSE Students:

Matthew Ataya, California State University - Monterey Bay

Daniel Flynn, University of Kentucky

Olivia Gobeil, Western State Colorado University

Sydney Law, Sonoma State University

Anthony Limongiello, California State University - Monterey Bay

Caroline Parlee, University of Hawaii-Hilo

Ryan Nash, California State University - Northridge

Joseph Patsios, California State University - Northridge

Connor O’Melia, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Laura Budrow, Colorado Mesa University

Uwodu NewGallo, Colorado Mesa University

Athena Marshall, Sonoma State University

Stephen Dennis, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Contact Us


Who to contact if you are interested in participating in the NSE

Carmen Amado
Academic Advisor, Center for Academic Excellence
Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons, first floor 
978. 542.5500

Ashleyne Alexis
Assistant Director, Center for Academic Excellence
Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons, first floor  

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