National Student Exchange at UCCS

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Check out the National Student Exchange

Have you ever wanted to study in a place where the beach is in walking distance, or you can experience the city life after your classes?

What about a place that is filled with great outdoor experience or somewhere that history surrounds you?

If any of these things make you say "Ya I do!" then come check out the National Student Exchange.

The changing diversity in culture and ethnicity across the United States, its territories, and Canada presents numerous challenges and opportunities for tomorrow's citizens and leaders. The College of LAS has a program to assist YOU - the student and citizen of tomorrow - National Student Exchange.

Through an exchange , you will have an opportunity to gain insight into the historical and cultural makeup of different regions, improve your communications skills with individuals from different backgrounds, and prepare yourself to live and work in a culturally diverse society.

READ:

Why a Global Education Doesn't Have to Mean Going Abroad

The Chronicle of Higher Education/August 2015

"I was only a Sophomore at UCCS when I participated in the NSE program. I went to the New College of Florida, and studied marine biology, and it was a great learning experience. I met many great people, some of which I know I will stay friends forever, and learned a lot about the field I want to go into."

Rachel Zimmerman NSE Student UCCS to New College of Florida Fall 2013 & Spring 2014

Why NSE?
  • Learn and explore new locations!
  • Learn From Different Professors!
  • Explore New Areas of Study!
  • Take courses not available at UCCS!
  • Explore career options!
  • Investigate graduate schools!
  • Become more independent and resourceful!
  • Immerse yourself in a different culture!
  • Make new friends!
  • Expand on your major!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Heidi Wardell, NSE Coordinator, at or Columbine Hall 1007.

Read all about some exciting experiences in Puerto Rico, New Hampshire, Kansas, Hawaii, and Florida.  You could be having a great experience as well.   Contact Heidi Wardell today!!

Testimonials

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Incoming Students

Experience Colorado and UCCS

We admit living in Colorado is pretty fantastic. We have legendary snow and 300 days of sunshine; mild summers and vibrant falls; big cities and small mountain towns; sand dunes and raging rapids. And whether you stay close to campus or explore the whole state, there's always something to do.
UCCS is one of 4 campuses in the University of Colorado system and emphasizes a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, nursing, education, and public affairs. We offer a vibrant cultural life and immediate access to numerous recreational opportunities including river rafting, hiking, golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, and hot air ballooning. Colorado Springs is home to more than 20 national and international sports organizations, including the headquarters of the US Olympic Training Center.

UCCS is located 57 miles south of Denver, and 30 miles north of Pueblo.  We are located less than 2 hours from the closest ski resort - Monarch Mountain, and a little over 2 hours from Breckenridge and Aspen.

At UCCS, college doesn't just happen in the classroom.  It happens at a Mountain Lion game, a Theatreworks production, a yoga class at the Recreation and Welness Center, or over a sandwich at Clyde's.  We know a campus alive and buzzing with activities is just as important as books, writing papers, and study time.  Being centrally located within the state, we are within an hour of professional sports, world class winter and summer outdoor sports and activities, hundreds of concerts and cultural events and venues.

ALL incoming NSE students receive discounts and free trips with our campus Student Outdoor Life Experiences (S.O.L.E).  Check out the Fall Trip Schedule below.  EVERY season is a great outdoor season in Colorado!

Fall 2016 Outdoor Trip Schedule

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

Incoming Canadian Students:

All incoming Canadian students must attend the Fall 2016 mandatory arrival, welcome, and reporting event for new international students. The Fall meeting is scheduled for August 17, 2016 (Wednesday). PLEASE PLAN YOUR COLORADO ARRIVAL TO ACCOMMODATE THIS MANDATORY MEETING. Students arriving from Puerto Rico, Virgian Islands, and Guam may also attend this meeting, however it is NOT mandatory for these students.

Please contact Wangyun Chao if you have any questions or concerns . . . . 719-255-7526
International Student and Scholar Services Specialist
Admissions Services - Admissions Processing
wchao@uccs.edu

Closed Programs
College of Nursing and the College of Education are CLOSED to NSE students (Plan A or B). College of Business: VERY LIMITED number of courses available to NSE students under Plan B. OPEN for Plan A. Please contact: hwardell@uccs.edu for a listing of courses. College of Engineering: CLOSED for all Plan B students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Outgoing Students

Explore, Experience, Exchange

The National Student Exchange is a study away opportunity that allows you to take new courses, see new places, make new friends, and enroll in academic options that may not be available at UCCS. You can study for a single term or academic year at one of nearly 200 NSE member colleges and universities in

United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Participate in NSE to:

  • broaden your personal and educational perspectives
  • live in and explore new areas
  • learn from different professors
  • experience personal growth
  • explore new areas of study
  • take courses not available on your home campus
  • acquire life skills
  • explore career options
  • investigate graduate schools
  • look for future employment
  • become more independent and resourceful
  • experience life from a different point of view

Where do you want to study next year?

Check out our Outgoing Orientation Prezi 

OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 15  9:00 am - 2:00 pm  Columbine Hall Foyer

Have you already been accepted to participate in an NSE exchange? Congratulations!!!

  • There are a few things you must attend to before your exchange experience begins.
  • Follow up with Heidi Wardell regarding any and all of your NSE needs.

Interested in participating?

If you're seeking more information, tell us a bit about yourself and we will contact you as soon as possible.

If you're seeking more information, tell us a bit about yourself and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Contact Us
Margie Oldham
Margie Oldham, NSE Director
(719) 255-4552
Columbine Hall 1020 or Columbine Hall 2025
Heidi Wardell
Heidi Wardell, NSE Coordinator
(719) 255-4502
Columbine Hall 1007
Kelly Andrews
Kelly Andrews, CO-President
Ben Laplace
Ben Laplace, Co-President

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