Getting Started

How to Get Started

The benefits of studying abroad are universal. You will be inspired by the sites your will see, the people you will meet and the experiences you will have. Whether you decide to go for a year, a semester, a summer, or for just a few weeks with one of the School of Mine's short-term programs, you will earn credits toward your degree program. The Ivanhoe International Center can answer all your questions and many of those answers can be found here on the Study Abroad webpages.

Start planning to go abroad now!  

First Steps:

  1. Complete the general information form and take it to the Ivanhoe International Center, which will have additional information for you.
    General Information Form  (This form is on the Ivanhoe International Center Mines Link page.  You will need to log into Mines Link to access this form.)
  2. Attend a study abroad session. General sessions are usually held the second Thursday of each the fall and spring semesters.
    • Video of Fall 2015 session - find out about other SD Mines students' international experiences!
  3. Join the study abroad Facebook group at
  4. Review potential programs (some are below) and general requirements.
    SD Mines students must have a 2.75 GPA to qualify for study abroad.
  5. Talk to your department.
    See our list of Department Contacts
  6. Review a comprehensive checklist for additional information.
    Online Checklist -  - from The Center for Global Education website.
  7. Get your passport early! 
    Passport Information - from website.

Study Abroad Programs

SD Mines Programs

Faculty-led Programs

Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station (BHNSFS)
(The Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station offers field camps during the summer months in Turkey and India)
Environmental Field Camp (India, BHNSFS)
Geology Field Camp (Turkey, BHNSFS)  

Exchange Programs

Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany)
Telemark University College (Norway) 
Pontiicia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 
  —  Bachelor Program (taught in English) 
  —  Graduate Programs (taught in English)
Universidad Catolica del Norte (Chile, site in Spanish)
Novia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

European Project Semester (EPS)

Oslo University College (Norway)
Fachhoschule Kiel 
Novia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

SD Mines Student-led Programs  

Engineers & Scientists Abroad (ESA)

Program Providers (Affiliates & Non-affiliates)

Academic Studies Abroad

American Institute for Foreign Study

Arcadia University - Center for Education Abroad

Center for Study Abroad

Diversity Abroad

Education First (EF)

Global Learning Semesters

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

Institute for Study Abroad - Butler

Next Step China

Study Abroad International


Other South Dakota Public Universities

Black Hills State University
Northern State University
South Dakota State University
University of South Dakota


. . . with friends, faculty and the Ivanhoe International Center while you study abroad. Write a blog; post pictures to Flickr or just let us know; we'll share your stories and links. Be sure to join our Study Abroad Facebook Group.

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