Foreign Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

Dickinson State University’s aims to prepare students to live in an increasingly global society and to develop an understanding of different cultures. As part of this initiative, students worldwide have been invited to apply for admission to DSU. Likewise, Dickinson State University engages in sending faculty and students to universities abroad. 

Currently, there are students from all over the world enrolled at Dickinson State University. In addition to opportunities for degree seeking students, DSU has exchange agreements with partner universities to allow non-degree seeking students to attend Dickinson State University short-term and for DSU students to study abroad.

Dickinson State University is also a host institution for Government Sponsored Programs such as the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) and the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program. These programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Dickinson State University has processes in place for both faculty-led and independent study abroad activities.  Faculty-led study abroad gives students and faculty opportunities to participate in study abroad excursions designed to meet many types of educational outcomes. Faculty who are interested in proposing study abroad opportunities should work with the Office of International Programs. 

Students can initiate independent study abroad 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 DSU’s partner institutions as well as third party study abroad providers like the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC), 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, (701) 483-2340.