Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Study Abroad

Life is short and the world is wide. Some of the best learning experiences you can have will take place far away from the classroom. We encourage every student to consider a study away opportunity. It's a way to become a more open-minded global citizen, develop in-demand intercultural skills, and stand out from your peers. 

Fuel your wanderlust. Study abroad with DSU.

We offer three study abroad programs. Find the option that's right for you, pack your bags, and set off on an adventure of a lifetime.

DSU International Club members on a Spring Break outing to Colorado

Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime experience. One where you can connect, explore, and take in the world around you. Let DSU help you make your dream of studying abroad a reality.

DSU also participates in the Magellan Exchange, a one-academic-year study abroad program. You can take classes in English and learn a new language, immersing yourself in an entirely new culture. Choose from more than 35 colleges and universities worldwide, including locations in France.

Tour Magellan Exchange

Want to learn Spanish in Ecuador, business in India, or environmental science in Kenya? KEI Abroad offers both semester long and one-academic-year exchange programs in 18 countries, including Australia, China, Ireland, Japan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and many more.

Visit KEIA Abroad

Our faculty members often lead short-term international programs open to DSU students. These trips are ideal if you've never traveled internationally before. We've traveled to Europe on art history and photography trips, watched the Northern Lights in Iceland, and explored service learning in Belize.

“Going to a country by yourself is scary, but once you get settled in and meet friends (which you will) it becomes a series of memories you will always be able to look back on.”

Network and Security Administration major Kyle Haight on his Study Away experience at Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain

Funding your journey

We can help you apply for a number of scholarships to finance or offset the cost of your study abroad experience.

Contact Us

Nicole Claussen
Director of International Programs
Learning Engagement Center
(605) 256-5744