Ivanhoe International Center:
Welcome International Students!

We Have a Great International Community at Mines

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has a strong, inter-connected international community of students, faculty, resources and support. We all work together to help international students thrive and succeed here.

International students have historically constituted approximately 5 percent to 10 percent of the total student population attending the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines). There are approximately 150 international students from more than 30 countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies. The faculty includes many people with international backgrounds as well.

Enrich Your Education at Mines with Study Abroad

Study abroad programs are growing at the School of Mines. Students participate in short-term, summer, semester, and year-long programs in many locations around the world.

The Ivanhoe International Center

The Ivanhoe International Center (IIC) was established at SDSM&T in the fall semester, 1994, through a generous gift by an alumnus, Mr. Lytton F. "Buster" Ivanhoe. The IIC is located in the Surbeck Student Center, and is the center of international activities on campus. A broad program of services is provided to international students and students wanting to study abroad.

Assistance is available in the Ivanhoe International Center (located in the Surbeck Center), and the Dean of Students Office. Please contact us for any help you may need. We are here to assist you and we want to help you as much as possible.

Our Mission: The Ivanhoe International Center develops and supports activities and programs for international students, faculty, and staff coming to SD Mines, and for those who want to engage in international and global experiences, in alignment with Mines Advantage.

SD Mines Inclusion Statement 

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can grow and succeed.

We value the diversity of unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and talents within our community.

It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this diversity and inclusion that we find our strength.

More Info on Inclusion & Diversity at SD Mines

Contact Us:
Ivanhoe International Center
SD School of Mines & Technology
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
Skype: sdsmt.international

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