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International Buddies

International Buddies

International Student Center
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506


International Buddies

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The International Buddies Program pairs local K-State students, staff, and community members with international students, scholars and family members. Once paired, Buddies meet regularly to learn about each others' cultures, customs, and explore Manhattan & K-State.
The online form for the spring 2015 semester will be available from January 11, 2015 until February 12, 2015.  If you are interested in having a buddy, please complete the online form and then, you will be notified within a few weeks.  All students are welcome to attend International Buddies events, even if you do not sign up for a buddy.     

Sign up for a buddy now! 

For U.S. citizens or if you have lived most of your life in the United States, you should choose "local buddy" to complete the online form.  Click here for local buddy. 

For international students, scholars and family members, you should choose "international buddy" to complete the online form.  Click here for international buddy.

Once you complete the online form to be a buddy, you will receive an email within 3 to 5 business days with more details.

 The International Buddies Program is a one semester commitment during which you are asked to meet with your buddy one hour a week.
Benefits Things to do
  • Meet a new friend in Manhattan
  • Attend International Buddies events
  • Learn about your Buddy's country, culture and language
  • Go for coffee
  • Improve your language skills
  • Work out or exercise
  • Add a cross-cultural component to your K-State experience
  • Go to sporting events
  • Build your resume
  • Study
  • Explore Manhattan!
(Even the locals haven't seen it all)
  • Try local restaurants


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