At IUPUI, NSE gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their adaptability and experience through their semesters spent off-campus and in other states.

 “One former participant shared with me that one reason why his boss hired him was because he moved away from his home state of Indiana to spend a year in Utah, which demonstrated his willingness to adapt to new situations,” McCauley said.

McCauley is looking forward to the future in her new role. 

“I am most excited about working with other council members, the NSE president, vice president, and other staff on initiatives to increase participation in the program and provide greater professional development opportunities to coordinators who manage the program on their respective campuses,” McCauley said. “Similar to study abroad programs, enrollment in NSE was impacted in the early stages of the pandemic, and I’m encouraged to see more students start to venture out of their comfort zones again.”

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a study away opportunity that allows IUPUI undergraduates to spend a semester or year at a member school in the United States, U.S. Territory (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), or Canada while paying IUPUI tuition and fees. Learn more at