NACU campuses know that you don’t need a passport to develop the intercultural skills necessary for today’s diverse communities and job markets.
The NACU Student Exchange allows students to study for a semester at another NACU campus, providing an opportunity for a college experience different than that of one’s home campus while ensuring the quality of education remains the same.
In addition, select programs are known as Signature Experiences. These programs take advantage of an institution’s expertise and/or location to provide a course of study tailored to specific interests, often including hands-on learning, such as internships.
The student should first check with his/her home campus adviser and registrar to make sure credits will transfer and to make sure the program is a good fit for his/her major.
The student should then reach out to his/her campus contact for the NACU Student Exchange program to indicate that s/he is interested in the program. In general, the deadline is March 1 for fall exchanges and November 1 for spring exchanges. See a list of campus contacts.
The home campus contact should then connect the student to the host campus (the institution at which the student would like to study for a semester) so that the student can complete the necessary application and paperwork.
The student will pay his/her regular tuition to his/her home campus so that the financial aid package remains intact. The student will pay room and board (if applicable), as well as additional program and/or administrative fees, to the host campus.
The host institution will bill the student’s home campus for the tuition portion of the exchange. Currently, the home campus will reimburse the host campus $5,445.00 in tuition costs. Please contact Michelle Apuzzio, NACU’s senior director of programs and communications, if you have questions about this.