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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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A group of participants on stage at a past China Night at South Dakota State University.

China Night returns to campus Sept. 24

Experience Chinese culture right here in Brookings as South Dakota State University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosts China Night 2023 on Sunday, Sept. 24, in the Volstorff Ballroom at the University Student Union.

India Night set for Sunday at SDSU

The South Dakota State University Indian Students’ Association invites the campus and greater Brookings community to India Night, set for Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Volstorff Ballroom in the University Student Union.

Four SDSU undergrads awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Four South Dakota State University students are studying abroad this summer with the help of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. The students, their destinations and programs are: ...