Student and Graduate Testimonials
Here's what students and graduates are saying about WICHE's Student Exchange Programs
"WUE provided me an opportunity to study in Hawai'i, which has broadened my experiences and helped me to discover my passion for the environment. Political science classes have furthered my passion for protecting the environment and have encouraged me to be more involved in government. This has influenced me to prepare for law school, and this will be my way to make an impact. "
— Brooke, Colorado resident, Class of 2018, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Interdisciplinary studies; Pre-Law: Environmental
"WUE has had such a positive impact on my life. I have been able to learn from the best professors in Hawaii and make connections throughout the islands. "
— Rachel, Nevada resident, Class of 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Public Health and Economics
"WUE has allowed me opportunities to broaden my horizons and attend school in the beautiful state of Hawaii at a much more affordable price. "
— Leah, Washington resident, Class of 2020, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Nursing
"Without WUE, I would not have been able to go to school out of state. I love NAU and I am so grateful that I was able to pursue my education here. "
— Georgia, Oregon resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Biomedical Sciences
"My brother and I both attended Northern Arizona University through WICHE's Western Undergraduate Exchange Program. Without WUE, I would not be starting a career with Lockheed Martin, and my brother would not have commissioned into the U.S. Army from NAU."
— Allysia, California resident, Class of 2017, Northern Arizona University, Strategic Communication with Emphasis in Public Relations
"I am so grateful for the WUE program and how it has impacted me. Without the program, it is likely that I would not have been able to attend the University of Utah."
— Thyanni, California resident, Class of 2021, University of Utah, Business
"WUE has helped me achieve my goal of becoming an x-ray technician and the first child in my family to earn a college degree. I have younger siblings who see me as their role model and will follow in my footsteps to earn a college degree. Thank you for this program."
— Ka'imipuakealani, Hawai'i resident, Class of 2019, Idaho State University, Radiograpic Science Program
"Being a first-generation student, school is important to me, and WUE has helped make that happen."
— Shakim, Alaska resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Construction Management
"WUE allowed me to attend the perfect school for me to pursue my dream career in computer science and cybersecurity without worrying too much about the finances."
— Christian, Hawai'i resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Computer Science
"Without the WUE program, I wouldn't have been able to attend Northern Arizona University. I am a first-generation college student, and I will be a proud graduate of NAU!"
— Jennifer, California resident, Class of 2019, Northern Arizona University, Criminology and Criminal Justice
"WUE has given me the opportunity to attend Northern Arizona University, which is perfect for my major in astrophysics because I am close to the renowned Lowell Observatory. Going to NAU has allowed me to make career connections that may not have been available to me in New Mexico."
— Sabrina, New Mexico resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Astrophysics and Chemistry
"I am eternally grateful that WUE gave me the opportunity to live in a place that I love, getting the education I need, and the ability to make a life for myself based on what I want."
— Krista, Nevada resident, Class of 2019, Northern Arizona University, Secondary Education ~ English
"I cannot thank the WUE program enough for giving me a chance to go away for school and be independent and successful. It gives my family the ability to afford something like this because with 3 sisters (two of whom are also in college), paying for college can be challenging. Now that my dream of going to school out of state is fulfilled, I can focus on my other dream, working hard to be successful."
— Carrisa, California resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Exercise Science
"I graduated with my bachelor's degree in dietetics nearly debt free. When I was accepted into an out of state dietetic internship program, WUE made it possible for me to pay my tuition with the student loans I was offered instead of having to take out a personal loan. I was very excited and thankful!"
— Erika, Nevada resident, Class of 2018, Idaho State University, Dietetic Internship
"After the long college search process, I found my home for the next four years in Flagstaff, Arizona. The tuition with WUE here is about the same as it would be for in-state tuition in Colorado. This helps make higher education much more affordable, and I am very grateful for it. "
— Jamie, Colorado resident, Class of 2021, Northern Arizona University, Undecided