"NSE has been the best experience I’ve had in my life so far. I am currently on exchange, and I’m already sad about the thought of coming home. I wish I could do it another year!"
"When most people think of an exchange, they think that it is about learning about someplace new. While this is true, it surprised me how much exchange taught me about myself. Everything was different, and in just a short period of time I failed, and I struggled, and then I slowly started to fall in love with the environment around me."
"NSE has been one of the most important and amazing parts of my college experience. I have loved every minute of it because it has helped me gain the sense of independence that I have been looking for!"
"NSE has been an amazing experience that has opened my eyes to not only the Canadian culture but also cultures from around the world. It has changed not only my life but my academic career, teaching me how to adjust to new ways of learning."
"This is a great alternative to studying abroad if you can't or do not want to go outside the country. If you are thinking about it, DO IT! You won't regret it. It is a great chance to explore a new place and new campus."
"It is totally normal to be scared, but it is truly the most rewarding experience in the end! There is nothing better than being put outside your comfort zone and being rewarded with meeting new people, seeing new places, and learning more about this new location."
"Do it!! It was the most amazing experience. The college I chose had great education and great people. I loved learning here and adventuring every day. I met new people and tried new things every day and could not have loved it more!!"
"Take a chance and go explore some place you aren't familiar with. It will open your eyes to new perspectives and will be fun."
"Sign up and don't look back, you won't regret it. Choose a place that will get you out of your comfort zone."
"Do it now! I wish I had done NSE earlier in college."
"Definitely do it. This helped me in so many ways and I had such a great experience with my academic, social, and personal life. I met so many great people."
"Be bold! NSE will bring you opportunities you can't even imagine. It might seem scary to start all over during the college experience and complete an exchange, but you won't regret it."
"I think NSE is really possible for anyone no matter the circumstance with a little planning and help from advisors. You will find that only good things come out of this experience."
"Do it! NSE is a great way to experience something different in a more affordable way."
"It's not all about the classes and the credits, it’s about taking advantage of every moment and embracing all of the new experiences that are thrown your way."
"If you are even considering going away for a semester or two through NSE—do it. You won’t regret it. You'll meet friends you will never lose and professors that can be assets."
"Definitely go for it. A 20/10 experience!"
"Definitely go for it. A 20/10 experience!"
"Do it. Do it. Just do it. NSE is so good for the soul to be able to leave your current reality to escape, just a bit and if you have the privilege to do so. Be critical. Be open-minded. Enjoy."
"These opportunities don't come around often after college. You get a lot with the NSE experience, good education, new friends, self-growth, and other great benefits!"
"NSE is one of the only times in your life where you can live temporarily in other parts of the country with the comfort of having a place to come home to."
"Don't overthink, go for it. NSE is a life changing experience."
"Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to speak to new people. Challenge yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help from your peers or mentors!"
"It is the best experience; you will learn a lot in every aspect of life and also professionally."
"Do it, get out there, because even if you are not fully prepared to live on your own or somewhere else, you WILL learn. Take the leap, make friends, fully immerse yourself, and make a budget!"
"Take opportunities that you wouldn't have in your home institution and do not be afraid to get out of your usual routine."
"It’s an incredible opportunity to make friends, learn new things, and get new experiences. It’s one hundred percent worth it, and I would go on exchange again and again if I could. I loved it so much I am staying an extra semester!"
"Be financially ready. Make sure you prioritize your school bills, but be sure to budget so you can tour around and enjoy your time exploring."
"Be sure to choose a school much different than your home school to get the most from the experience."