Welcome to the National Student Exchange Website for Stony Brook University

nseWelcome to Stony Brook University's National Student Exchange website. National Student Exchange is similar to Study Abroad in many respects. Both programs widen your horizons academically, personally, and socially. You get a chance to study at another campus for a specified period of time and return to your home campus greatly enriched by the opportunities and experiences you enjoyed somewhere else. The major difference between the two programs is that Study Abroad takes you outside the United States and National Student Exchange keeps you in the United States and her territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and participating universities in Canada.

This website cannot answer all your questions about the program, but it does give you basic information. You need to attend an information session to get more details about NSE. There is also a comprehensive NSE brochure that will be distributed at the information sessions for your personal reference.



By going on a National Student Exchange, students can fulfill the Stony Brook Curriculum EXP + (Experiential Learning) Objective.


"It has been incredibly surprising how much I have grown since starting my National Student Exchange in Puerto Rico.  On an intellectual and personal bases I have grown exponentially thanks to the classes I have taken and the many nights I have spent talking to my new friends about life, culture and issues we care about."

- Jhon Restrepo (NSE Exchange Spring 2015, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras)