Foreign Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

One of Dickinson State University’s initiatives and institutional learning outcomes is centered on preparing students to live in a global society and develop an understanding of different cultures. As part of this initiative, students worldwide have been invited to apply for admissions and attend Dickinson State University. Dickinson State University is also engaged in sending faculty and students to universities abroad.

Currently, there are students from over 25 different countries including South and South East Asian countries, Caribbean Countries, Middle East, East and West Africa, Eastern European and Canada enrolled at Dickinson State University. Dickinson State University has exchange agreements with partner universities abroad mainly in South Korea and Japan to allow their students to attend Dickinson State University for short-term non-degree study.

Dickinson State University is also a host institution for Government Sponsored Programs such as Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX), Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Programs like the Tunisia Undergraduate and the Global Undergraduate Program in Pakistan. These programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, supported by the people of the United States and implemented by the International Research Exchanges Board (IREX

Dickinson State University has, in place, processes for both faculty-led and independent student study abroad activities.  The faculty-led study abroad excursions are especially exciting because they give students and faculty opportunities to participate in study abroad excursions designed for any type of education outcome students require. Faculty who are interested in proposing study abroad opportunities should work with the Office of International Programs.

Students can initiate independent study abroad activities and or international internships. Students who wish to study in a particular country or to explore specific topics of study should contact the Office of International Programs for more information.  Students will be connected with third party study abroad providers like International Studies Abroad (ISA), Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), Semester at Sea or other NDUS institutions. 

Financial aid may be available for students who participate in study abroad experiences.  

For more information regarding exchange programs with partner universities or general study abroad inquiries contact the Office of International Programs, May Hall 212, (701)-483-2340.