Vermont is gorgeous, but there’s a whole big country — and world — out there, too. And college is a great time to see it! The National Student Exchange (NSE) provides opportunities for you to keep on track with your studies while getting to know a new place and a new community for a semester or a year.
As an NSE participant, you’ll get the chance to study at one of nearly 200 colleges and universities within the United States, U.S. territories and some Canadian provinces for up to one calendar year. Courses taken at your host school will appear on your JSC transcript, and the memories and friends you make will help shape your perspective for the rest of your life.
Why do students participate?
Students participate in NSE to:
- Broaden personal and educational perspectives
- Explore and appreciate new cultures
- Widen university boundaries
- Take courses not offered at the JSC
- Learn from different professors
- Access courses with different perspectives
- Explore new areas of study
- Experience personal growth
- Break out of their comfort zones
- Live in a different geographical area
- Investigate graduate or professional schools
- Look for future employment opportunities
- Become more independent and resourceful
Each year more than 3,000 students participate in NSE. The application process includes the following minimum eligibility criteria established by NSE:
- Full-time enrollment at Johnson State College prior to exchange
- Cumulative 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale) or better
- Good standing (academic, personal, and financial)
For more information, call or email the JSC Advising Office at 802-635-1257 or JSCAdvising&Career@jsc.edu.