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

Rahul Grandhi

"The exposure and experience at DSU is fabulous. It is enjoyable to meet people from different countries, diverse cultures, and varied regions of the world. We have an active international community which supports us and takes away the feeling that we are away from our home. The faculty here are very cooperative and helpful. DSU is like a hidden gem in the USA with many opportunities and options available to students. Among all the universities in USA, DSU is one of the best. The accolades go to curriculum, professors, management, cost of the program, community, pedagogy, and teaching methods."

Rahul Grandhi
Hometown: Hyderabad, India
Major: Master of Science in Information Systems