International Students

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International Students

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

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Study/Teach Abroad

Choosing to study or teach abroad will expand your world by providing opportunities to experience another culture while receiving a globalized education.

International Service Learning Program

International Service Learning Program

The ISLP provides experiential education opportunities for students to address human and community needs.

About Us

About Us

The International Relations and Global Engagement Office supports study abroad programs, international student admissions, and contributes to BHSU's globalization efforts.

Exchange Partnerships

Community Engagement

International students have the opportunity to be involved with the Spearfish community with the Community Outreach program.

Exchange Partnerships

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Do you have more questions about the International application process or study abroad? Feel free to contact us!



Black Hills State University in the United States provides an excellent education for International Students around the world.

Study in the United States

Black Hills State University has many great things to offer you, as an international student, including a variety of academic programs and a beautiful and friendly environment! Our international office staff is here to help you though these steps, so please let us know if you need help..


Prospective International Students

Admitted International Students

Current International Students

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Teach / Study Abroad

Study around the world through BHSU and our partner universities.

Interested in Studying Abroad?

Expand your world by experiencing another culture while receiving a globalized education.

Why Study Abroad?

Getting Started Studying Abroad

Application Process

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We Were Welcomed (2018 Video)

Botswana Visit

A group of Black Hills State University students, faculty and staff are at Botho University in Botswana this week, finalizing plans for a service learning trip and presenting research at an international research symposium.

This experience will provide us with a different perspective on education and how our education at BHSU can make an impact, globally,” said Kristin Rath, physical science composite major from Canton. “I’m looking forward to experiencing our partner school’s culture and geography. It’s completely different than anything I have ever encountered.”

International Student Information

BHSU Service Learning in the Philippines


A group of eight Black Hills State University students who spent Spring Break in the Philippines shared their life-changing experience with the community recently. Students in the new International Service Learning Program at BHSU hosted a presentation “Success in Sudlon” for fellow students, faculty, staff and family members. They shared their videos, photos and first-hand experiences noting how the experience mentoring high school students in the Philippines created life changing experiences for them as well.

Through the Program, BHSU partnered with Sudlon School in the Philippines to provide new learning opportunities for both BHSU and the Filipino students. The BHSU students created curriculum for the Filipino students with educational issues including bullying, self-esteem, and study skills.

Learn more about BHSU's International Service Learning Program

Global Partnerships

BHSU is responding to the increased need for global education, both at home and abroad. Memoranda of Understandings (MOU) provide a framework for BHSU to work with its partner universities ensuring collaboration and providing student learning opportunities.
President Jackson and colleagues from BHSU met with leaders at six universities in South Korea, three universities in China, and a university in Mongolia recently.

  • Daegu Catholic University 
  • Yeungnam University
  • Kyung Hee University
  • Dongguk University
  • Soongsil University
  • Konkuk University
  • Baoding University
  • China Three Gorges University
  • Jianghan University
  • Global Leadership University

Learn more about BHSU's Partner Universities

The Academic English Preparation Program (AEPP) prepares students to successfully study in a university in the USA.