Ivanhoe International Center:
Welcome International Students!

Great International Community at South Dakota Mines

The South Dakota Mines has a strong, inter-connected international community of students, faculty, resources and support. We all work together to help international students thrive and succeed here.

International students have historically constituted approximately 5 percent to 10 percent of the total student population. The number of international students is approximately 150 from more than 35 countries, enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate studies. The faculty includes many people with international backgrounds as well.

Education Abroad - Enrich Your Experience!

Education abroad programs are growing at the South Dakota Mines. Students participate in short-term, summer, semester, and year-long programs in many locations around the world.

The Ivanhoe International Center

The Ivanhoe International Center (IIC) was established at South Dakota Mines in the fall semester, 1994. The IIC was made possible through a generous gift by an alumnus, Mr. Lytton F. "Buster" Ivanhoe. The IIC is located in the Surbeck Student Center, and is the center of international activities on campus. A broad program of services is provided to international students and students wanting to study abroad. The IIC has an open door policy for all students. 

The IIC Mission

The Ivanhoe International Center develops and supports activities and programs for international students, faculty, and staff coming to South Dakota Mines, and for those who want to engage in international and global experiences, in alignment with Mines Advantage.

South Dakota Mines Inclusion Statement 

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can grow and succeed.

We value the diversity of unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and talents within our community.

It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this diversity and inclusion that we find our strength.

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