International Relations and Global Engagement Office
The International Relations and Global Engagement Office is a center point for all Black Hills State University community members. We offer the many resources to international and domestic students while also helping parents, faculty, staff and community members. The international office works to support study abroad programs, international student admissions and retention, Academic English instruction and contributes significantly to campus globalization efforts.
International Student Admissions and Retention
The International Relations and Global Engagement office provides support for all international students from the very first day through graduation or program completion! Our knowledgeable staff are here to help answer your questions before you and arrive and provide extensive support upon arrival.
Academic English Preparation Program
The Academic English Program (AEPP) prepares students to successfully study at the university level. The program focuses on the language of the classroom. Comprised of four foundational courses , students study intensive English for the first semester and then try their skill in university classes for the second semester.
Every BHSU student deserves the opportunity to Study Abroad. That’s why we have programs in many different countries for different lengths of time for many different budgets levels. Research shows that study abroad experiences are among one of the top high-impact college experiences. Contact us to learn more!
Year after year, technology advancements, economic development and the ease of world-wide communication make our community a more global place. The international office spearheads a number of campus events, programming opportunities and trainings to help understand globalization and how it pertains to each of us. These efforts are not done alone and therefore a strategic collaboration with university partners, faculty, staff, community members and student groups help prompt conversations on globalization efforts in the community.
Orientation programs designed for international students provide resources that help these students adjust to life in the United States and at BHSU.