Welcome to the Ivanhoe International Center

We have a Great International Community at South Dakota Mines

South Dakota Mines (SDM) has a strong, inter-connected international community of students, faculty, resources and support. We all work together to help international students thrive and succeed here as well as help students that want an education abroad experience.

International students have historically constituted approximately 5 percent to 10 percent of the total student population. The number of international students is approximately 110 from more than 35 countries, enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate studies. The faculty includes many people with international backgrounds as well.

Education Abroad - Enrich Your Experience!

Education abroad programs are growing at South Dakota Mines and for our Engineers and Scientists. Students can participate in short-term, summer, semester, year-long programs as well as research opportunities in many locations around the world.

The Ivanhoe International Center

The Ivanhoe International Center (IIC) was established at South Dakota Mines in the fall semester, 1994. The IIC was made possible through a generous gift by an alumnus, Mr. Lytton F. "Buster" Ivanhoe. The IIC is located in the Surbeck Student Center, and is the center of international activities on campus. A broad program of services is provided to international students and students wanting to study abroad. The IIC has an open door policy for all students. 

The IIC Mission

The Ivanhoe International Center develops and supports activities and programs for international students, faculty, and staff coming to South Dakota Mines, and for those who want to engage in international and global experiences, in alignment with Mines Advantage.

South Dakota Mines Inclusion Statement 

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can grow and succeed.

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and talents within our community.

It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this inclusion that we find our strength.

Learn more about inclusion at Mines

Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003
Skype: sdsmt.international

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