Plan Your Study Abroad

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

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

 Look through study abroad reference books and websites:

Research the following - use the Study 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 Study 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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