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International Student and Scholars Services





Welcome to the Office of International Affairs!


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Whether you are an International Student, Exchange Student, Research Scholar/Professor or Intern, we are here to help!

Our purpose is not only ensuring you attain your educational goals, but also helping you understand the culture as you make the transition to the U.S. One of our main functions is to provide you with advising on visa regulations. We also support many of the international programs on campus, both for international students and the campus community.

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7 receive Wokini Challenge Grants

The Wokini Initiative at South Dakota State University has awarded seven Wokini Challenge Grants for fiscal year 2022. The challenge grants support innovative projects and/or research projects that align with the initiative’s five-year plan goals and objectives.

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SDSU ranked No. 5 in best value colleges of international students ranking

South Dakota State University climbed two spots to No. 5 in College Factual’s Best Value Colleges for International Students ranking. This ranking is out of 1,204 colleges in the U.S. that offer four-year degrees.

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Society of Physics Students Chapter receives second-straight SPS Chapter Research Award

South Dakota State University’s Society of Physics Students Chapter won the 2021 SPS Chapter Research Award to study hybrid perovskite solar cells. The chapter also received the award in 2020 to study the properties of lithium batteries.