Top reasons to spend a semester at another campus?
What are some of the opportunities available?
Opportunities are extensive. Many include field study, internships, and special projects. Every college city or town has special characteristics that can make it a robust learning laboratory. Here are just a few examples:
No matter how extensive the curriculum that is offered at your home campus, there are some courses that may not be available.
There are specialized programs at some institutions, and open choices through the regular semester offerings at others. Some institutions give you a choice of both. Almost all provide you a chance to pick and choose among courses that most interest you and that will add value to your academic program and to your résumé.
Some courses will require prerequisites, which are usually indicated on the college’s website.
And of course, all NAC&U members are committed to our mission—just like your home institution—meaning you still receive a top-quality education that connects theory to practice and thought to action, no matter where you are.
How does the exchange work?
The NAC&U Student Exchange works seamlessly between your institution and the one you choose to attend for a semester. From applying to transferring credits, the processes are streamlined and efficient. You get to experience another college or university setting without the hassle of taking a leave of absence, or transferring. Credits are fully transferable, though it is always advisable to check your final course selections with the registrar at your home institution.
What does it cost?
Whatever you pay for a semester or term at your home institution is what you will pay for your semester on The Exchange. You pay your tuition directly to your home institution. Your financial aid remains intact. You may incur additional costs if the program you choose includes special equipment or travel, and you would know this before you enroll. Room and board costs are paid to your host institution. Some but not all of the programs require you to live on campus, which is a good way to meet people and get quickly involved in campus activities.
How can I learn more?
Continue reading through the NAC&U website for links to the individual websites of each college. Browse through the websites to see the courses that are available during the semester that interests you. Talk with your campus Student Exchange representative or email us with your questions.