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Travel to Brookings

Hello from SDSU's Office of International Affairs!

As new students begin to consider embarking on their educational journey to South Dakota State University, one can have a tendency to be anxious. Don't worry, we are here to help every step of the way!

From answering your pre-arrival questions to greeting you with a smile at the airport, rest assured, we will be there.

Need a ride from the Airport when you arrive?

Pre-Arrival Information Sessions

Please click on the Link above to access the following sessions.


Visa Tips & Tricks: 

Wednesday, May 17th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Practice Visa Interviews: 

Wednesday,  May 24th, 8:30 am to 9:30 am


Visa Tips & Tricks: 

Wednesday, June 7th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Practice Visa Interviews: 

Wednesday, June 14th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Tuition & Fee Payment: 

Wednesday, June 21st, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

SDSU Pre-Arrival:  What I Need to Know: 

June 28th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am


Visa Tips & Tricks: 

Wednesday, July 5th,  8:30 am - 9:30 am

Practice Visa Interviews: 

Wednesday, July 12th, 8:30am - 9:30 am 

Tuition & Fee Payment: 

Wednesday, July 19th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

SDSU Pre-Arrival: What I Need to Know: 

July 26th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

All about your Health: Health Insurance & Seeking Health Care in the U.S.:

Friday, July 28th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

What to know about course registration & orientation: 





(**All times are Central Daylight Time in the US)

As you have questions about your journey to the US, please feel free to contact us!  We are always happy to help!

Collage of visa, residential hall, luggage claim and students in the winter

If you have not obtained your visa, please review our Visa Interview Tips Page.

SDSU has traditional residence halls, on-campus apartments and also information about living off-campus. Housing and Residential Life website is a great place to start when you are looking for housing.

What Airport should be your final destination? How are you going to get to campus? Will someone be there to greet me? We have the answers!

1. You can fly into any airport in the US; however, the airport that should be your final destination is: Sioux Falls Regional Airport. The airport code is FSD.

There is much to consider as you begin to plan. Please take the time to check out our comprehensive Pre-Arrival Checklist. This will get you thinking about traveling internationally and start to grasp the importance of being prepared.

Whether it is the small nuances of traveling internationally, or the weather... it IS important to plan ahead.

Questions about Pre-Arrival? Contact us!