Ivanhoe International Center:
Welcome International Students!
We Have a Great International Community at Mines
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has a thriving international community, including students and faculty, resources and support, 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 (SDSM&T). In the fall semester, 2014, 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 provides assistance to international students so they may successfully complete their chosen degree at the South Dakota School of Mines &Technology.
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
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.