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International Student and Scholars Services





Welcome to the Office of International Affairs!

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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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.

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.

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.