Become an Exchange Student

Make the World your Classroom


Live in another culture – make new friends – learn a language!

Join one of our NWSE programs and enjoy affordable and meaningful student exchange opportunities overseas. Take your first big step toward realizing your personal goals to study abroad.

NWSE Student Exchange Programs Benefit You!

Student exchange programs change your life! As an exchange student you:

  • Build lasting international friendships
  • Challenge yourself
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Learn about other cultures
  • Become more independent and confident
  • Improve your qualifications to apply for college
  • Add a great reason for why a future employer should hire you
  • Gain crucial cross-cultural skills for success in the global marketplace
  • Contribute to international understanding and diplomacy

Exchange Countries

United States
NorthWest Student Exchange offers programs in many countries besides the USA, including: England, France, Germany, Japan, and Spain. Select the country where you wish to study for more information.

Fill out our no-obligation online registration for more information about our programs or to begin the application process.


Exchange Countries

United States


A Day in the Life of an NWSE Student

Find out what it’s like to be an NWSE exchange student.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of answers to commonly asked questions about our program and student exchange in general. If your question isn’t covered by our FAQ, please contact us.

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Want to learn more about becoming an exchange student? Complete our no-obligation online registration form and we’ll get in touch with you with more information.

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“Our biggest reward is that we built such an amazing friendship and feel like we gained another daughter. Our children learned about different cultures and how to be better communicators.…

Julie and Kelly from Utah, USA

“Probably the biggest reward of being an exchange student was being hosted by an amazing family. I couldn’t imagine life without them anymore and I feel like I will be at…

Julia from Germany

“America is amazing. I love it. My exchange has been amazing and it was a great decision for me to do this. My exchange has made me grow and be a…

Miguel from Spain

“This was our first experience. Everything went very smoothly for us. My husband, who was pretty nervous about the whole idea [of hosting], loved the experience. He texted me the…

Laurie and Glenn from Montana, USA
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