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International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is a comprehensive home for international student and scholar services, international undergraduate admission, study abroad planning and community connections programs. All services and activities are intended to help enrich the experience of international students here at SDSU and to expand global engagement for all students, faculty and staff.

The department was established in 1988 and initially focused on creating a number of international education and research exchange partnerships. Today, OIA has educational partners on six continents and has expanded its focus to include international student services.

  • Education Abroad staff assists faculty in planning SDSU-based global educational options and advises students of their study abroad options.

  • International student and scholars staff provides guidance and administrative support to over 800 students from over 80 different countries.

  • International Admissions 

  • Staff members also support the International Relations Council and its events and outreach, as well as help connect the campus community with international students and global issues through its Connections programs.

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Group photo of Global Achievement Awards honorees

11 individuals, department honored at SDSU’s Global Achievement Awards

South Dakota State University’s Office of International Affairs honored 11 individuals and the Department of Animal Science at South Dakota State University’s second annual Global Achievement Awards.
Group photo of Cricket Club

Cricket Club hosts first-ever home tournament

The South Dakota State University Cricket Club hosted its first-ever cricket tournament on campus last semester, and the SDSU teams were the top-two finishers in the event.

Report: SDSU international students create $12.6M impact

The contributions of international students at South Dakota State University are on the rise, and a new report from NAFSA: Association of International Educators quantifies their economic impact for the 2021-22 academic year.