Manhattan, Kan., known as the “Little Apple,” is located in north-central Kansas. The city offers a great environment for students and scholars from around the world to enjoy new experiences.The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Manhattan among the Top 20 college towns in the United States. With a population of 52,000 residents, Manhattan is big enough to offer opportunities, but small enough to ensure that Kansas State University and its students are central to the community’s success.
Located approximately two hours’ drive from the Kansas City metropolitan area and an hour’s drive from the state capital city of Topeka, Manhattan is close to the economic and political centers of Kansas, offering opportunities for students to learn and explore.
Recent investments in transportation and infrastructure ensure the city is ready to support the needs of Kansas State University. Manhattan Regional Airport, a short 10-minute drive from campus, offers convenient flight options for travel to and from the Little Apple.
Manhattan is part of the beautiful Flint Hills region of Kansas, offering picturesque views of the prairie, rolling hills and stunning sunsets.
Shop, dine and stroll the cozy streets of Aggieville, a hot spot for students with prime shopping, nightlife, dining and entertainment.
Learn about this beautiful region at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
The Sunset Zoo is home to more than 300 species of animals.
Take a step into Manhattan's past at the Riley County Historical Museum.
Country Stampede brings some of country music's brightest stars to Manhattan in a four-day festival.
The Manhattan Arts Center features visual and performing arts.
Hike the Konza Prairie, one of North America's largest tallgrass prairies.
Water ski, fish, hunt, camp or hike at the sprawling Tuttle Creek State Park, one of the Midwest's largest man-made lakes. Go from campus to camping in 10 minutes!
Skate the ice rink, take a walk, go for a swim or listen to an outdoor concert at City Park in the heart of Manhattan.
Walk, jog or bike city trails, including the Linear Park Trail that circles Manhattan and follows the Kansas and Big Blue rivers.
During their time as Global Teachers, students are encouraged to immerse themselves in the Manhattan community and get involved in activities that interest them. For more information, visit the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau.