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Center for International Education

Thank you for visiting the SMSU Center for International Education site today! Warm Minnesota Greetings from the Center for International Education!

Coronavirus CoVid-19 Announcements

During this unprecedented time, we wanted to keep you updated about everything concerning campus - for all Covid-19 related SMSU announcements, please consult the SMSU Covid-19 site.

CIE Office Hours

Open Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm.

We are open for Phonecalls, Emails, and Document Pickup/Dropoffs only.

Virtual Adivsing Available -  Mondays to Thursdays from 12noon-4:00pm by appointment (via Zoom).

Limited In-Person Contact.  Please wear a mask.


Please call 507-537-6018 or email cie@smsu.edu for assistance.

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."

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.  

As you attend SMSU we will do what we can to help you adjust to the culture and encourage 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. Be sure to get involved with the International Student Organization (ISO)! It is a great place to make friends, learn about a new culture or country, engage in lively dialogues, and build bridges across different cultures.


 

#1

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

#5

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 Collegefactual.com.

#7

SMSU was listed at number 7 in U.S. schools with the lowest international student costs from U.S.News & World Report on January 15, 2020.

#10

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 Collegefactual.com.

Last Modified: 7/21/20 1:15 PM