Founded in 1881 as a land-grant institution, South Dakota State University is a state-supported institution offering excellence in academic programs and research. With over 12,700 students, including more than 543 international students from 81 countries, SDSU is the state’s largest university. Despite its size, it also focuses on giving attention to students as individuals. 

If you want to know what everyday life in the USA is all about, Brookings, South Dakota, is the place for you. As a large university in a small-town environment, students always feel welcome at South Dakota State.

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    Brookings, South Dakota, United States Campus Website

    SDSU is situated on a 260-acre urban campus on the edge of Brookings, one of the fastest growing communities in South Dakota. The city has a diverse economy and serves as the educational and cultural focus for east-central South Dakota and parts of western Minnesota. Brookings has shopping malls, a multi-screen movie theater and a vibrant downtown. Outdoor recreation is available, with many parks in town and several lakes within 30 miles. The twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul are four hours away.

    There are seven recognized international student organizations, including the African Students’ Association, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Student Scholars Association, Indian Students’ Association, Islamic Cultural Club, Korean Student Association, Latin American Student Association, Native American Club and Nepalese Student Association. 

    The university’s facilities include "smart" classrooms equipped with the latest instructional technology, the state art museum and state agricultural heritage museum, recital halls, and a state-of-the-art performing arts center. Athletic facilities include a fully-equipped Wellness Center. SDSU is a green campus and operates McCrory Gardens, famous for flowers and tree species from around the world.

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Kevin Yochim 703-504-9993 | kyochim@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Engagement Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. Follow me on Facebook @kevin.isep for scholarship announcements, application advice and my campus visits and events schedule. I look forward to working with you!

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Academic Year (January - December)

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Academic Year (August - May)

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South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota, United States

International Office
(17)

Connect

https://www.facebook.com/SouthDakotaStateUniversity

https://twitter.com/SDState

https://www.instagram.com/sdstatepics/

Terms

Spring Semester (January - May)

Academic Year (January - December)

Fall Semester (August - December)

Academic Year (August - May)

Summer (June - August)

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ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Kevin Yochim 703-504-9993 | kyochim@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Engagement Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. Contact me at any point in your search process and we’ll work together to find programs that match your interests and academic needs. When you reach out, be sure to include the name of your home university in your email. Follow me on Facebook @kevin.isep for scholarship announcements, application advice and my campus visits and events schedule. I look forward to working with you!