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For the past 125 years, Black Hills State University has transformed lives by preparing students to successfully invest themselves as educated professionals throughout the world.

Through innovative academic programs and dynamic learning communities, Black Hills State fulfills its role as a comprehensive university.  Located in Spearfish, South Dakota, a community of approximately 12,000 residents, nestled in the heart of the scenic northern Black Hills of South Dakota, Black Hills State is the largest university in the region with over 4,000 students.

At BHSU International students can pursue and fulfill their academic goals as they prepare themselves for their future.

Our faculty members are known for their dedication and commitment to students.  As an International student you will have the opportunity to be involved with campus events and organizations as soon as you arrive.  The International Student Organization and Global Awareness Committee are active components of the Internationalization of BHSU.

BHSU takes an active role in the many exciting initiatives in the Black Hills region that include innovative changes in education, development of a world-class science lab, and emerging technology-related business.  BHSU offers more than 80 academic programs at the associate, bachelors, and masters degree levels while its dynamic geographical location provides the ideal environment for combining outdoor recreation and collegiate educational opportunities.

More than seventy campus groups and the BHSU Athletics program welcome new students to our campus and provide all students opportunities to develop leadership and teamwork skills.  BHSU students work with faculty mentors in hands-on undergraduate research projects in an active on-going basis.

International Student Organization: 

The International Student Organization at Black Hills State University has both International and domestic student members.  This organization developed as a result of the interests and desires of International students to formalize their involvement and International presence on campus.  International students hold offices in this organization, and plan social events.  Initiatives are underway to broaden the community connection with this organization and its membership that include community host families, campus celebrations, International cuisine and other events.