Plan Your Education Abroad

South Dakota Mines students must have a 2.75 GPA to qualify for any education abroad experience. Follow the checklist to help plan your education abroad. Download the checklist here.

Fill out the Education Abroad General Interest Form and visit with the Ivanhoe International Center. 
Download the Education Abroad Options Matrix - this spreadsheet is an example of how to evaluate different programs. The spreadsheet is located under the 'Forms' accordion. 

 Look through the education abroad reference books and websites:

Research the following - use the Education Abroad Options Matrix as a guide:

  • Language of instruction
  • Classes you are interested in - choose more than you think
  • Cost of the program, what is covered and how much I expect to spend while abroad
  • Length of program
    • Time of Year it is available
    • Semester, trimester, summer, etc.
  • Application deadlines
  • Health Insurance
  • Passport and visa information
 Meet with your Department Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss your possibilities.
 Finished planning? Head over to our Prepare To Go page.

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Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003

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During you education abroad, please be sure to write a blog, post pictures to Flickr, and join our Education Abroad Facebook Group.

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