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Center for International Education

Warm Minnesota Greetings from the Center for International Education!

It may be cold during certain seasons here in Minnesota, but you will always be greeted by open arms and warm smiles when you stop by the Center for International Education (CIE).  The CIE is the primary contact for international students from the time of application to graduation.  We look forward to assisting you while you attend Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)!  We will do our best to make SMSU your "home-away-from-home."

Throughout your studies we will do what we can to help you adjust to the culture and support you as you strive to accomplish your academic and career goals.  Not only is our office is here to assist you whenever we can, we also host many university events throughout the year.  We look forward to meeting you soon!   

Study Abroad Opportunities

The CIE also oversees study abroad opportunities at SMSU.  If you are interested in studying abroad in a different country, please contact us and make an appointment to talk about the numerous options available.  


 Southwest Minnesota State University has been named the 2020 “Safest College Campus in Minnesota” by


in the U.S. for Best Value for Students from Taiwan. College Factual analyzed 363 colleges and universities for this category In February 2020 from


SMSU was listed at number 10 in Best Value for Students from Nigeria, out of 464 higher education institutions analyzed for this category In February 2020 from

International Student Tuition Payment Information

Southwest Minnesota State University has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. Learn more about how to make your tuition payments to the SMSU Business Services office using PayMyTuition.


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