2020 NSE Conference

Welcome to Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city.

National Student Exchange (NSE) representatives from campuses throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will gather in Des Moines, Iowa for the NSE Annual Placement Conference March 3-7, 2020.

Des Moines, the capitol city of Iowa, is home to The World Food Prize and is a hub for the first in the nation Iowa Caucus. The city is known for her food and microbrews, and as a leader in communications, agriculture, and insurance industries. NSE welcomes faculty, staff, and administrators from prospective member campuses to participate in this annual event.

At this conference, colleges and universities will make placement decisions for 2,000 students applying for 2020 – 2021 collegiate exchange. NSE member campuses represent nine time zones and priority placements are only made on-site during this conference. Conference attendance is required from each NSE member campus to ensure all students receive equal consideration and opportunity for priority exchange. All member campuses are expected to be ready to send and receive students at the conference.

This Land. We live, learn, and work in locations that serve as the original lands for Native peoples. With this in mind, National Student Exchange would like to acknowledge the home of the Ioway people and Meskwaki Nation. The Meskwaki people, the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi, is the only federally recognized tribe in the state of Iowa. More than 54 Native Nations from eight states possess pre-colonial ties to the state of Iowa. They include 16 tribes from Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; 27 tribes from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin; and 11 tribes from Kansas and Oklahoma.