International Student Services

Let us be your home away from home.

Transitioning to college life can be a big change for anyone. We also know as an international student you may need guidance in areas a domestic student does not. That's why we're here to help you every step of the way.

International Student Services provides immigration advising for you once you’re admitted and enrolled as an F-1 international student. Before and during your first semester at DSU, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive orientation program giving you the tools to be successful and compliant as an F-1 student. The orientation also consists of intercultural and adjustment programming—getting you better acquainted with your new environment and connecting you with current students.

We also provide academic advising along with guidance on health insurance and employment.  Our staff is committed to helping you through every stage of your academic career including curricular and optional practical trainings.


F-1 students are eligible to work on campus up to 20 hours a week during the academic year and 40 hours a week during summer and breaks. We can assist you with finding a job opportunity on our campus that fits your preferences.

Health Insurance

If you want to learn more about health insurance, please see the Preparing for DSU page under International Admissions.

Want to know more about International Student Services?

Contact us either by calling (605) 256-5267, emailing us  or Skype us at dsu_international!

What Students Say

"Coming to DSU was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. We have a very large and united international community, we’re always getting together and planning events. Between all the universities I looked at, DSU was one with the best benefits: the program, teachers, teaching method, size, community and cost."

Vinicius Freitas
Hometown: Brazil
Major: Digital Arts and Design - Computer Graphics