Resources for Study Abroad


SD Mines Scholarships  

Brass Life Award  
Deadline: mid November, 2016
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 is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for bachelor degree students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of two to three months during the summer." 

RISE Professional "offers summer research internships in Germany to Master’s and Ph.D. students from North America at companies and non-university research institutions with strong relations to industry."

The application opens in early December and the deadline for both programs is normally in early January.


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Nano Japan       

Will be updated as information becomes available.

NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.  

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

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!

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.

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 15 GLM N01060946)
View Website
Enroll through MinesLink (login required)

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  

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:

Search Engines

4 International Colleges and Universities - "4 International Colleges & Universities is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world."

CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange - "Choose from our nearly 200 study abroad programs in more than 60 cities and 40 countries that span more academic disciplines than any other international education organization."

CIES - Fulbright Program - "The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE), is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators."

Go Abroad - " is committed to providing the most comprehensive international education and alternative travel resource."

Go Abroad: Study Abroad - "GoAbroad lists over 30,000 programs along with tools to help you find the perfect one. Just follow the steps to get you there."

IIEPassport (Institute for International Education) - "If you are searching for a truly life-changing experience, IIEPassport has the study abroad programs that will allow you to achieve true learning."

Institute for the International Education of Students - "Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad adventure? With IES Abroad, something unexpected is just around the world."

International Student Resource Center - "We help international students that want to study in the USA, US students that want to study abroad, and anyone interested in international education."

International Studies Abroad - "International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world for over 25 years"

National Registration Center for Study Abroad - "Since 1968, NRCSA teams have been evaluating programs around the world - selecting those best able to meet your needs."

Peterson's Study Abroad Engine - "You've got big dreams. We'll help you reach them. All the info & tools you need to find, get in, and pay for school."

SE Study Abroad - "At Studylands you can find schools, study programs and key information for studying in almost every country in the world."

Study Abroad Expo - "Join almost 50,000 international students, business persons, professionals and executives from all over the world learning foreign languages and cultures in our language schools and study abroad centers every year!"

Study Abroad Links (a searchable directory) - "Your starting point for information on study abroad and educational travel worldwide. Find thousands of opportunities and resources from around the globe."

Study Overseas - " is the Internet's leading source of information on educational opportunities for students to study in other countries."

Transitions Abroad - "Essential programs, articles, and resources  for people of all ages who wish to study abroad or pursue educational travel."

US Department of Education


. . . 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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