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About The CIE



The Center for International Education (CIE) at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) serves students from around the world and the wider community to promote international education and cross-cultural understanding.

  • CIE provides advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding international student visas, academic issues and personal matters for international students.
  • CIE serves the wider university community by supporting study abroad initiatives and promoting a campus environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social, and cross-cultural programming. 


Open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm, US Central Standard Time zone.

Walk-In Advising Available Mondays - Thursdays, 12noon-4:00pm.  Other times by appointment only.

Please call 507-537-6018 or email for assistance.

We encourage you to stay up to date with our office.  As well as finding information here on this page, you may also choose to follow us on:

Twitter:   @SMSUICE

Facebook: Facebook

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