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About Us

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the SDSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) is to foster an environment in which the university's many constituents—administrators, faculty, staff, students, residents of the local community and the state of South Dakota—have varied opportunities to gain appreciation, knowledge and understanding of other cultures and global trends.

OIA is the comprehensive home for international students and scholars services, international undergraduate admissions, study abroad planning for faculty and students and community connections programs. All services and activities are intended to help enrich the experiences of international students and scholars on campus and to help expand global engagement for students, faculty and staff.

Come Visit the Office

Have questions, concerns or just want to reach out? We want to hear from you!

There are several ways students and scholars can connect with our office such as virtual advising, individual advising appointments and email. Please review the options below to see which best fits your needs.

Contact Information

You can reach our office at 605-688-4122 or via email. To help our staff find your record quickly, please be sure to include your SDSU student ID number in your email or if you need to leave a voicemail.

Hours of Operation

The Office of International Affairs is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Students and Scholars can email documents to our office instead of dropping them off in person if they so desire.

Please email our office or call us at 605-688-4122 if you have any questions.


International Student and Scholar Services is located in Briggs Library, Suite 119 on the main SDSU campus. Reception and advising is provided on the main entry floor which does not require the navigation of stairs. The interactive map allows users to plot directions between buildings and show locations of highlighted features and services across the SDSU campus. Click on the image to direct you to the SDSU interactive map.

Map snapshot of Hilton M. Briggs Library