Incoming Exchange Students

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We are thrilled that you are considering NMSU! This website is designed to assist students who plan to come to NMSU on an official exchange program established by a formal agreement between New Mexico State University and one of its partner institutions and/or consortium members (ISEP, CONAHEC etc.).

If you are interested in studying at NMSU as an exchange student, you must first be selected and nominated by your home university. Your Study Abroad or International Office Advisor/Exchange Coordinator can inform you about the procedures at your university and answer specific questions about the application process for exchange students.

This site is organized to help you learn more about New Mexico State University and obtain information specifically prepared for exchange students. We hope this web site is useful and provides the information you need. Read all these topics carefully and consult with your Study Abroad Advisor and students from your university who have participated in a NMSU exchange. This should prepare you for a wonderful and rewarding adventure at New Mexico State University!

Degree-seeking international students should instead refer to the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) webpage for information related to studying at NMSU.


See what past international exchange students have said:


“Studying abroad in general and NMSU and the Ambassadors Club in particular has developed me as a person, made me a lot of new and hopefully long lasting friends and created memories that I will never forget. New Mexico is truly The Land of Enchantment. One of the best things about exchange studies are the friendships. They get so strong and you become best friends with people from all over the world that you would never meet unless you chose to study abroad. You do everything together. Eat, sleep, study, party, travel, work out, and you have A LOT OF FUN while doing it. So thank you NMSU, if I would get the chance, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!”

–Lucas Wiren, Fall 2014




“My stay at NMSU became both academically and personally an experience for life. I got to explore a different culture, internationally network, establish life long friendship, challenge myself in both a new learning environment and a new country (also on amazing roadtrips with friends I met in Las Cruces). My exchange stay gave me something I will never forget. There is simply no reason not to go. Life shouldn’t be lived from the bench, it should be lived on the dance floor.”

Karen Margrethe Schifter, Fall 2013

Eoin Devlin and Shane Byrne of Ireland in the Round Up