Study Abroad Program Options

What works for you? 

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led programs allow students to study with a SD Mines professor in another country. Most are short-term and carry academic credit.

Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station (BHNSFS) 

The Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station offers field camps during the summer months in Turkey, Iceland, Ecuador, Nepal and Spain.

Geology Field Camp (Turkey, BHNSFS)    

Intro to German Engineering

Advanced Design Project (Germany)

Programs at other South Dakota universities in the Board of Regents system

Exchange Programs

Direct Enrollment (at International Universities)

Direct enrollment allows students to choose a university (other than an exchange partner) and directly enroll there. 

Program Providers

Language Immersion

Language immersion programs allow students to learn through living in a culture and listening to the language on a daily basis. Many program providers offer language immersion options.

Student-Led Humanitarian Projects

Student-led humanitarian projects allow students to participate in service projects in another country, applying their engineering skills while learning more about the culture they are serving.

Engineers & Scientists Abroad 

Humanitarian and Volunteer Programs

Provider Program Announcements

These announcements have been sent to us through outside providers and are not affiliated with SD Mines.

Scholarship and Program Updates - Outside Providers

Other Programs

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.  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 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."

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 (predominantly language immersion)- "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

For More Information

about Study Abroad contacting the Ivanhoe International Center (located lower Surbeck Center)

Where SD Mines Students Travelled


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