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International Students


Program Center

Deputy Hall 103
Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Office hours (during the Academic Year): 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Phone: 218.755.4096
Fax: 218.755.2074

Mailing Address:
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


International Students

Admitted International Students

On behalf of Bemidji State University, the International Program Center warmly welcomes you to our campus! We are here to help you make the most of your experience at BSU, offering guidance at every step along the way. Once you arrive you will have many occasions to interact with American students, faculty and staff, as well as Bemidji community members. Bemidji, the first city on the Mississippi River, offers ample opportunities for shopping, education, medical care, technology, lodging, and government services, as well as the finest in outdoor recreation in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. We hope you agree that Bemidji is a beautiful place to visit and a great place to live and study!

Resources for Admitted Students

  • Preparing for Travel - Information on obtaining your visa, traveling to Bemidji, and what you'll need when you arrive.
  • Arrival Notification - Please notify us as soon as possible to confirm your attendance and inform us of your arrival information.
  • Health Insurance - Learn more about required health insurance for international students.
  • Housing - Information about BSU's residence halls and housing options for international students.
  • Immunization - Immunization requirements for enrollment.
  • Orientation - Orientation is mandatory for new international students - find out more.
  • Sevis Fee - All F-1 and J-1 visa applicants are required to pay this fee.
  • I-20 and DS-2019 Mailing Options - Learn about ways you can have your time sensitive immigration documents express-mailed using UEMS.
  • Visa Information - 10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa