Selecting A Campus

You are encouraged to select colleges and universities that will provide learning opportunities to supplement and complement those of your home institution and assist you in reaching your educational goals. You are also encouraged to select campuses that will stimulate personal growth and development and allow you to experience the educational, geographic, and cultural diversity found among NSE's members. Carefully consider the answers to the following questions:
  • Can my educational and personal goals and objectives be reasonably accomplished at the campus(es) I have selected?

  • Do I have a flexible academic plan for exchange? If you are dependent on a specific course or courses for graduation or to maintain academic progress, exchange may not be appropriate. Registration in host campus courses is based on offerings and availability and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Has my academic advisor approved the appropriateness, timing, and campus(es) for my exchange?

  • Does the host campus offer access to adequate courses for maintenance of academic progress?

  • Will participating in the exchange delay graduation? If so, is that a problem?

  • How will specialized or unique course offerings at the host campus enhance my academic program and career objectives?

  • Am I proficient in the language of my prospective host campus? (Classes are taught in Spanish at all campuses in Puerto Rico. At most campuses in Quebec, classes are taught in French.)

  • Is the host campus on the same academic calendar as my own? (If you are moving between quarter and semester calendars, planning for an academic year exchange should be strongly considered to maintain your academic progress.)

  • Will the time I have allowed for exchange give me sufficient opportunity to become acquainted with my new academic environment as well as the region, its people, and its culture? (Whenever possible, NSE students are encouraged to exchange for a full academic year.)

  • Are my financial resources sufficient to cover the cost of tuition and fees; room and meals; as well as transportation, travel, and other personal expenses at the host campus?
"To live and study in another place....is a great opportunity to reinvent yourself, evaluate your life, and gain more confidence in your abilities to adapt to a different environment and culture."


Corina Robles
Florida International University
to the University of New Orleans