Resources and Documents

The Ivanhoe International Center is available to help prospective and new students learn more about the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.  You'll find we have students and faculty here from many different countries and cultures.  They are greatly valued and make Mines a wonderful, diverse and engaging community.

Resources for Prospective and New International Students

Contact a Current SD Mines Student
Have questions for current students?  Fill out the form to be in contact with a current SD Mines student.

Friendship Family Student Questionnaire 
The Friendship Family program is a visitation program for international students attending the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines).  (It is not a home-stay or live-in program.)  If you have ideas on how this program might be improved, use this handy questionnaire.

Study in the States
"Study in the States" is an official website of the Department of Homeland Security, with information on:

  • Studying in the USA
  • Immigration Status
  • Transferring
  • Traveling
  • SEVIS

EducationUSA website
These are U.S. Department of State-supported advising centers throughout the world that help with:

  • Transcript certification - make sure they put your certified transcripts in a sealed and stamped envelope before sending
  • Search for schools (undergraduate, graduate, ESL, short term study)
  • Visa interview practice
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • SEVIS

Pre-Arrival Videos

International Students, Inc. (ISI) House Tour

Student Testimonials of International Students, Inc. (ISI)


First Time Freshman Interactive Checklist


Transfer Student Checklist


Useful Documents

Please contact the Ivanhoe International Center (contact information at right) whenever you have a question, need help understanding information about the University, or understanding the steps to apply and attend here.  We will help in every way that we can.

Contact Us:
Ivanhoe International Center
SD School of Mines & Technology
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
Skype: sdsmt.international