International Programs

A world of opportunities.
There has never been a better, or more important, time for students to take advantage of global learning opportunities. NSU’s Office of International Programs (OIP) is leading the way in guiding students on their journey into this new and exciting world.

We provide the support and infrastructure necessary to take advantage of international opportunities both in our community and abroad. These initiatives include study abroad, grant and research opportunities, international cooperative agreements and co-curricular programming.

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Northern’s international students now come from more than 40 different countries. Our beautiful campus is a welcoming home for those seeking a degree or exchange opportunities. Most importantly, our staff is here to assist students with acculturation, immigration, student life, and support in achieving academic and personal success.

We seek to promote international awareness, sensitivity to diversity and opportunities to engage the community and campus in cultural activities. Northern hosts an increasing number of international students coming from all over the world and we assist these students with all aspects of Northern life, including:

  • Academic and personal success
  • Acculturation
  • Immigration support
  • Student life programming
Our office also encourages Northern students to participate in cultural experiences by providing a variety of study and travel abroad opportunities. Students can explore countries such as France, Germany, Korea, Chile and China. 
International Programs in the News

NSU International students with host mom in her home

Aberdeen woman is host mom to NSU international students

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University international students have a $3.7 million economic impact on the region – the fourth highest among universities in South Dakota.