Resources for Study Abroad


SD Mines Scholarship

Brass Life Award
Deadline: November 9, 2020
SD Mines students only
Scholarship opportunity for rising juniors or seniors to study abroad.
Flier | Application (available in Mines Link, login required)

Determine potential credit for your proposed program with your department using the Academic Credit Form.

Complete and get appropriate signatures on the Program Review Verification Form (required for the Brass LIFE award).

A budget estimate is not required for this application, but it is strongly recommended. This  budget estimate form will help you determine your funding needs.

Frank Family International Fund   
Deadline: Sorry, this program has been discontinued
SD Mines students only 
Opportunities include study abroad scholarships and projects
Flier | Budget Estimate | Application (available in Mines Link, login required)

Determine potential credit for your proposed program with your department using the Academic Credit Form.

Complete and get appropriate signatures on the Program Review Verification Form.

National Scholarships

Gilman Scholarship
Deadlines are fall and spring
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad. Students must have Federal Pell Grant funding to qualify. 

Fulbright program
The prestigious Fulbright program offers a variety of opportunities. Please visit their web site for details.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Deadline is in the fall
The United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes offers options in critical need foreign languages. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply. To access the online application or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at or email

Boren Study Abroad Scholarships
On-campus deadlines are one week prior to national deadlines.

"Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad."

Other Scholarships

DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst or German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD offers a variety of programs in Germany for students, faculty and staff.

RISE - Research Internship in Science & Engineering

Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program 
This program is specific to Germany. It offers post-secondary options as well as scholarships for high school students. 


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Turkish Coalition of American (TCA)

Study abroad scholarships for Native American, African American, and Hispanic-American students

IAESTE - United States
IAESTE is the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, and it offers a variety of program options around the world. Be sure to check this site out!

SCHOTT Internship Program
SCHOTT is a world leader in special glass and glass-ceramics for industrial, scientific and consumer applications with over 17,000 employees in more than 36 countries.

Nano Japan

This program is no longer available.

NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

For more information on the NanoJapan program, including the program schedule, eligibility and benefits, and to access the online application please see

Rotary Global Grant Scholarship (District 5610)

  • Successful applicant will receive $30,000 grant for GRADUATE level studies
  • Available every 2-3 years; updates posted

Global Scholar Courses

The Global Center for Education Global Scholar Courses

The Global Center for Education offers many resources for students planning to study abroad. Of the many resources, there are three courses that will help you prepare for and enhance the experience abroad. To begin using these courses, contact the Ivanhoe International Center to be registered through the SD Mines network.

Global Scholar

Course I: Before You Leave

REQUIRED: Logistical Issues II: Health and Safety

This module is required for all students participating in any international experience.

Course II: While You're There

Course III: Once You Return


CISI: Cultural Insurance Services International

(South Dakota Board of Regents policy number is 18 GLM N01060946)
View Website
Enroll through MinesLink (login required)

Travel Information

Student Safety

Travel Resource Page

Travel Information

Foreign Consular Offices in the US

(TSA) Transportation Security Administration

US Department of Homeland Security: Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

US Department of State: Travel Warning on Drugs Abroad

Travel Resource Sites

ISIC - International Student Identity Card

ATM Locator

Currency Converter

Embassies & Consulates

Time & Date Information

United States Post Office

Agoda (lodging)

Airbnb (lodging)


Student Airfare

There are many web sites available to assist you in planning your travel. We do not endorse one site over another. Sites are listed alphabetically.

Academic Differences

Health and Safety

Emergency Contacts

CISI: Cultural Insurance Services International

SD Mines Emergency page

For more information contact:

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

US Embassies and Consulates

Find out more at:
US Department of State website

Language Learning Options



Fluent Forever (fee for this program)

Rosetta Stone Info

Rosetta Stone is a computer-based language program that has worked for many people around the world learn new languages.

SD Mines has purchased a limited selection of languages and it is free for SD Mines students, faculty, and staff to use. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Here are a couple of restrictions:

  1. You need to register with the Ivanhoe International Center to start using the program
  2. It can be used on-campus or through VPN only.
  3. If someone else is using the same program you want to at the same time, it will not be available until the other person has signed out.

Please fill out the registration form. We will send a confirmation email once we have registered you. This form is on the Ivanhoe International Center Mines Link page. You will need to log into Mines Link to access this form.

This instruction form will help install the program on your computer. You will need a username and password which is assigned by the Ivanhoe International Center. Please click on the registration form link above to create an account.

List of Languages


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Locate the forms necessary for your study abroad experience.

General Information Form (MinesLink form)

Study Abroad Options Matrix (to help you evaluate options)

Academic Credit Form (fillable PDF)

Budget Form (Excel spreadsheet)

Study Abroad Procedure and Checklist (fillable PDF)

Study Abroad Checklist - short term program (fillable PDF)

Rosetta Stone Registration Form (MinesLink form)

Rosetta Stone Installation Instructions (instructional PDF)

Student Insurance for Travel Abroad Form (MinesLink forms on Ivanhoe International Center page)

Study Abroad Emergency Contact Info Form (MinesLink forms on Ivanhoe International Center page)

For More Information

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

Where SD Mines Students Travelled


. . . while you study abroad. Blog or post pictures to Flickr, and be sure to join our Study Abroad Facebook Group.

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