Resources for Study Abroad


SD Mines Scholarships

Brass Life Award  
Deadline: TBA
SD Mines students only
Scholarship opportunity for rising juniors or seniors to study abroad.
Flier  |  Application (available in Mines Link, login required) 

Frank Family International Fund  
Deadline: Rolling
SD Mines students only
Opportunities include study abroad scholarships and projects
Flier | Budget Estimate |  Application (available in Mines Link, login required)

Determine potential credit for your proposed program with your department using the Academic Credit Form.

Complete and get appropriate signatures on the Program Review Verification Form (required for both the Brass LIFE award and he Frank Family International Fund).

National Scholarships

Gilman Scholarship 
Deadlines are fall and spring
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. Students must have Federal Pell Grant funding to qualify.

Fulbright program
The prestigious Fulbright program offers a variety of opportunities.  Please visit their web site for details.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Deadline is in the fall
The United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes offers options in critical need foreign languages.  Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  To access the online application or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit eh CLS website at or email

Boren Study Abroad Scholarships
"Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad."

Other Scholarships

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship (District 5610) 

  • Successful applicant will receive $30,000 grant for GRADUATE level studies
  • Application deadline is February 1, 2015

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or German Academic Exchange Service
DAAD offers a variety of programs in Germany for students, faculty and staff.
DAAD - RISE program
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers three internship programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional and RISE in North America. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology), and related disciplines. For detailed information about all three programs, please visit

RISE undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into hands on lab work and built-in social network with an excellent opportunity to develop new technical skills. RISE participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration and the internship database for RISE and RISE professional normally open in early December. Please email RISE queries to

RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master's and PhD students, and alumni of the RISE program who are matched with a well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. Internships can last from 1.5 to 6 months. Similar to RISE, this new program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration is currently available and students will receive all necessary information by the end of October, enabling them to access the internship offers submitted by German companies. Please email RISE professional queries to:

The application deadline for both programs is normally in January.

Nano Japan

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

Application Deadline: Online applications must be submitted by January 24, 2014 and two letters of recommendation must be received by February 1.

For more information on the NanoJapan program, including the program schedule, eligibility and benefits, and to access the online application please see

Turkish Coalition of American (TCA)
Study abroad scholarships for Native American, African American, and Hispanic-Amercian students

RWTH Aachen University in Germany - Undergraduate Research Projects with scholarships
Includes language instruction and research internships in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, and many other departments.  There is a good chance for scholarships to cover living expenses if you are selected.  There is no charge for the programs.  Please see web site for details.

IAESTE - United States
IAESTE is the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, and it offers a variety of program options around the world. Be sure to check this site out!

CVS International program
Summer Internship Program in Germany (SIP)
(please note that this is a fee-based program)

SCHOTT Summer Internship Program in Germany
The SCHOTT Summer Internship Program in Germany provides well-compensated work opportunities for US and Canadian students in engineering, physical sciences, IT and business/marketing & PR, at SCHOTT AG ( in Germany. SCHOTT is a world leader in special glass and glass-ceramics for industrial, scientific and consumer applications with over 17,000 employees in more than 36 countries. The SCHOTT Summer Internship Program in Germany will provide participants with valuable work experience, help improve their German language skills, and allow them to experience German culture firsthand. The program runs from late May to mid-August.

NSF REU in Automotive Technologies (USA, GERMANY)
Virginia Tech (VT) and the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (TUD) have offered a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) dual international site.  They are working to revive this program.  Please visit the site for details.

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program
This program is specific to Germany. It offers post-secondary options as well as scholarships for high school students.



CISI:  Cultural Insurance Services International

(South Dakota Board of Regents policy number is 14 GLM N01060946)

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Travel Information

Student Safety

Travel Information

Foreign Consular Offices in the US

(TSA) Transportation Security Administration

US Department of Homeland Security: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

US Department of State: Travel Warning on Drugs Abroad

Monetos is an independent internet portal offering free information on the financial and social sectors of the European Union. Its articles on living, working, and studying in the countries of the EU are a great resource for students considering study abroad or an internship abroad, while its articles on international finance and insurance will help those studying Europe's financial and social systems.

Travel Resource Sites

ISIC - International Student Identity Card

ATM Locator

Currency Converter

Embassies & Consulates

Time & Date Information

United States Post Office

Agoda (lodging)

Airbnb (lodging)


Student Airfare

There are many web sites available to assist you in planning your travel.  We do not endorse one site over another.  Sites are listed alphabetically.



Academic Differences

Information coming soon!


Health and Safety

Emergency Contacts

CISI: Cultural Insurance Services International

SD Mines Emergency page

For more information contact:

Ivanhoe International Center
501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Telephone: (605) 394-6884
Fax: (605) 394-6883


US Embassies and Consulates

Find out more at:
US Department of State website


Rosetta Stone Languages

Rosetta Stone is a computer-based language program that has worked for many people around the world learn new languages.

SD Mines has purchased a limited selection of languages and it is free for SD Mines students, faculty, and staff to use.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Here are a couple of restrictions:

  1. You need to register with the Ivanhoe International Center to start using the program 
  2. It can be used on-campus or through VPN only.
  3. If someone else is using the same program you want to at the same time, it will not be available until the other person has signed out.

Please fill out the registration form.  We will send a confirmation email once we have registered you.  This form is on the Ivanhoe International Center Mines Link page.  You will need to log into Mines Link to access this form.

This instruction form will help install the program on your computer.  You will need a username and password which is assigned by the Ivanhoe International Center.  Please click on the registration form link above to create an account.

List of Languages


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Other Study Abroad Programs/Resources:

Summer Language Schools

Chinese: University of Rhode Island
German: University of Rhode Island

Other Programs/Program Providers

Academic Studies Abroad
American Institute for Foreign Study
Arcadia Univ.- Ctr. 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
Study Programs Intl (SPI) Abroad;
World Endeavors


Search Engines

4 International Colleges & Universities 
CIEE - Council on International  Educational Exchange
CIES - Fulbright Program 
Go Abroad 
Go Abroad: Study Abroad 
IIE Passport (Institute for Intl Education) 
Institute for the Intl Education of Students 
International Student Resource Center 
International Studies Abroad 
National Registration Center for Study Abroad 
Peterson's Study Abroad Search 
SE Study Abroad 
Students Abroad - Making It Count
Study Abroad Expo 
Study Abroad Links (a searchable directory) 
Study Overseas 
Transitions Abroad 
US Department of Education


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