Resources for Education Abroad


South Dakota Mines Scholarship

Brass Life Award
Deadline: November 6, 2023
South Dakota Mines students only
Scholarship opportunity for rising juniors or seniors to do an education abroad.
Flier | Application (available in Rocker Central, 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
This program has been discontinued but has limited funds remaining for 1-2 projects. Please contact the Ivanhoe International Center for more information.
South Dakota Mines students only
Opportunities include education abroad scholarships and projects
Flier | Budget Estimate | Application

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 education 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 education 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 do an education abroad experience in East or Southeast Asia.

Turkish Coalition of American (TCA)

Education 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.

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 do an education abroad experience. 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 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
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Enroll through Rocker Central (login required)

Travel Information

Academic Differences

Health and Safety

Emergency Contacts

CISI: Cultural Insurance Services International

South Dakota 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

Devereaux Library:

    A link to the free language learning website Duolingo has been added to the SDSL Complete List of Databases page. Duolingo is a language-learning platform designed to feel like a game. It is appropriate for ages 11 and up.

To access Duolingo:
  • 1. Go to
  • 2. Click on "Databases" icon
  • 3. Type in search bar to find Duolingo
  • OR scroll and click on Duolingo icon


Fluent Forever (fee for this program)


Locate the forms necessary for your education abroad experience.

General Information Form (Rocker Central form)

Education Abroad Options Matrix (to help you evaluate options)

Academic Credit Form (fillable PDF)

Budget Form (Excel spreadsheet)

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

Education Abroad Emergency Contact Info Form (Rocker Central forms on Ivanhoe International Center page)

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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