Resources for New and Prospective Students

The Ivanhoe International Center is available to help prospective and new students learn more about the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.  You'll find we have students and faculty here from many different countries and cultures.  They are greatly valued and make Mines a wonderful, diverse and engaging community.


  • Contact a Current SDSM&T Student  
    • Have questions for current students?  Fill out the form to be in contact with a current SDSM&T student.
  • Friendship Family Student Questionnaire  
    • The Friendship Family program is a visitation program for international students attending the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T).  It is not a home-stay or live-in program.  Click here to learn more about this program!

  • Study in the States
    • This is an official website of the Department of Homeland Security.  
      • This website has information on:
        • Studying in the States
        • Immigration Status
        • Transferring
        • Traveling
        • SEVIS
  • EducationUSA website
    • These are U.S. Department of State-supported advising centers throughout the world that help with:
      •  transcript certification - make sure they put your certified transcripts in a sealed and stamped envelope before sending
      • Search for schools (undergraduate, graduate, ESL, short term study)
      • Visa interview practice
      • Pre-departure orientation
      • SEVIS

Downloadable Documents

Please contact us whenever you have a question, need help understanding information about the University, or understanding the steps to apply and attend here.  We will help in every way that we can.

Ivanhoe International Center
501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Telephone: +1-605-394-6884
Fax:  (605) 394-6883