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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

Housing at BSU

You are required to live on campus in one of our residence halls during your first year. (Please see The Residential Living Requirement.) The Department of Residential Life at BSU is committed to creating a caring environment that encourages academic success, individual respect, personal growth, and a sense of responsibility toward our community and a global society. Residence hall services are provided as a part of the residence hall living experience and are included in the living cost of each resident. Please visit the Residential Life webpage for more detailed information regarding our on-campus housing and meal options.  

Housing is available in the BSU residence halls during all breaks. If you wish to stay at BSU during breaks you should discuss this option with your Residential Life staff. 

Open Borders Learning Community

Open Borders Learning Community (OBLC) located in Birch Residence Hall (3B) is a residential learning program where students from around the world with a shared interest in getting to know people from other cultures, live together on one floor.  Students are matched with roommates from different cultures. OBLC offers a dynamic living environment with an array of social and educational opportunities ranging from cultural exchange dinners to international movie nights to community involvement programs. Learn more about the Open Borders Learning Community:

New Student Applications

Applications for on campus housing and meal plans for new students are sent with the admission letter and I-20 Certification of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status or DS-2019 Certification of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (J-1) Exchange Student/Visitor Status. You may also access the application form on-line.

If you have questions about the housing application, please call the BSU Department of Residential Life at 1-888-350-4255 or email