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International Affairs

 OIA Statement of SDSU Core Value of Diversity

2020 Virtual SDSU International Sash Ceremony


COVID-19 Updates: Stay Informed

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 

  • Intensive ESL Program (IEP)

  • 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.

International Affairs Events

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Sep 22

Jacks On the Go Scavenger Hunt

Hilton M. Briggs Library
Nov 5
Nov 17

International Night

University Student Union

International Affairs News

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Graduate student helping peers

Graduate student helping peers

South Dakota State University graduate student Balawanth Jadhav is not only trying to figure out how to complete his coursework and research in light of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic but also how to help fellow students.

International students make $20.5 million impact at SDSU

The impacts made by international students at South Dakota State University are immeasurable. However, NAFSA: Association of International Educators has developed the International Student Economic Value Tool to determine economic contributions made by international students when attending U.S.

Mast named October’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Patricia Mast has been named South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for October. Mast serves as a program assistant in the Office of International Affairs.

Mast will be recognized from 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in room 130 of the Hilton M. Briggs Library.