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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.



*Are you interested in having a buddy?  If you are an international student and would like to have a buddy, then please choose "International Buddy" to submit your form.  If you are a Domestic (U.S.) student, then please choose "Local Buddy" to submit your form.  Sign up for buddies for the fall semester has ended.  The online form will be available again next semester beginning in January if you are interested in having a buddy.  All students are still welcome to attend International Buddies events, even if you did not sign up for a buddy.

Thank you for your participation.


 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


Upcoming Event:  HAUNTED FIESTA
Join International Buddies at Kansas State University this Halloween for the HAUNTED FIESTA from 6-8 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014 in the International Student Center.  It will be transformed to showcase every aspect of the traditional American Halloween experience.

From pumpkin decorating to Halloween movies to food to trick-or-treating, #IBHalloween has got you covered. The night will conclude with an epic COSTUME CONTEST-prizes will be awarded! IBuddies are encouraged to attend the event with their buddy.

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