How to get started


Getting started by selecting your study abroad opportunity


  1. Basic requirements from BHSU
    1. 2nd Year student status
    2. Minimum GPA = 2.5
    3. Some programs may have additional requirements
  2. Choosing your destination
    1. Partner Universities
      Partner universities are established connections that have an agreement with Black Hills State University.  These institutions allow BHSU students to study at their university while paying board of regents’ tuition and fees through BHSU.
    2. Spanish Program
    3. School of Education
    4. Affiliated Programs
      Outside study abroad providers are universities or companies that provide study abroad opportunities to students throughout the United States and the world.  These organizations are not strictly affiliated with Black Hills State University; however, they are recognized providers of study abroad and have been selected based on their reputation and myriad of study abroad opportunities
    5. Faculty Led Options
    6. Faculty led study abroad opportunities have been created by a Black Hills State University professor and can be long-term or short-term study abroad options.  These options are only available when a professor has created an opportunity.  
  3. Complete our online Interest Form for more information.
  4. Meet with the Office of International Relations & Global Engagement
    1. Located at:
      Student Success Center
      Woodburn Bldg, Office #129
      1(605) 642-6942