Whether you are an International student at K-State, or would like to learn about another culture, K-State offers several organizations and services so you can get involved. The Office of International Programs oversees several different international organizations, such as Study Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, and the English Language Program. It also organizes events like International Education Week, the International Buddies Program, and many others. If you are interested in learning about another culture, or just meeting new people, be sure to talk to the Office of International Programs or International Student & Scholar Services to find an activity or group that interests you.
Having a hard time adjusting on campus? Problems dealing with stress, family, relationships, alcohol, eating disorders, or other issues? Counseling services provides short-term, focused counseling in the areas of: decision-making, crisis intervention, solution, adjustment, and matters of personal concern. They also assist in identifying and referring additional resources on campus and in the community. Check out their website resource page for self-help tips. Also, the Alcohol and Other Drug Education office supports access to personal assessment on alcohol and other drug use.Hide Description
Office of International Programs
304 Fairchild Hall
The mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to lead the internationalization of K-State by supporting and collaborating with faculty, students, and scholars.
The OIP oversees the following units: Study Abroad, the English Language Program, the International Student Center, and International Recruiting for K-State. OIP also organizes a variety of international events such as International Education Week (occurs in Fall), International Week (occurs in Spring), International Buddies Program, International Educator Award, and much more. Please check out their website to learn more about what's happening with International Programs.
The Friends of International Programs at K-State is a group of interested individuals dedicated to supporting the activities of OIP by fundraising for public and individual groups. The Friends organization connects K-State alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members in order to create a global community committed to excellence in all international endeavors to improve international understanding. Student Memberships are available; please visit www.k-state.edu/oip/friends for more information.Hide Description
International Student Center
The staff members in International Student and Scholar Services provide vital services for K-State’s international students, scholars, and their families. K-State has over 2,000 international students and scholars from over 100 countries. This includes advice on U.S. immigration regulations, support during their stay in the U.S., and cultural programs. The staff assists them with visa and passport issues, work authorization, entry and exit documentation, certification of status forms, housing, programming and personal concerns. Programs include: Orientations for students, scholars, and dependents, Coffee Hour, Basic Language Training, and International Speaker's Bureau.Hide Description
Librarians and staff at the six K-State Libraries are always happy to point you in the right direction, whether you’re looking for the stacks or researching an esoteric topic. Walk up to any of our Help Desks, or contact us via phone, email, chat, or text using the Ask a Librarian link on our home page. Increase your research effectiveness by coming in for a class or a tour. In Hale Library, pull a Collaboration Station to your favorite spot and see how much easier group work becomes when you have a giant screen. Or, for more solitary scholarly pursuits, hit the first floor quiet zone or find a secluded nook. When you need a break, grab a coffee or snack from the Bookend Café, a book from our Leisure Reading collection, and settle on a comfy couch.
For those days when you just can’t make it to campus, access to electronic journals, databases, ebooks, tutorials, subject guides, and expert help is available from the Libraries’ website at www.lib.k-state.edu.
SafeZone is coalition of campus faculty/staff and students who are trained to be a resource to all members of the campus community. Allies are trained to help students in need by listening and then offering information and referral to helpful campus resources. Allies are visible by their posting the SafeZone logo at their desk/workspace and by their being listed on the SafeZone website map and directory (see website for details at http://www.k-state.edu/safezone).Hide Description
K-State Student Union
The K-State Student Union is the living room for the campus community and plays an integral role in the educational mission of the University. It provides products, services, building a sense of community, and programs to enhance the quality of life of its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests, with particular emphasis on students. The Union fosters an environment that promotes respect for all peoples and values diversity, leadership, development, and the free exchange of ideas.Hide Description
Study Abroad Program
304 Fairchild Hall
The Study Abroad Office at Kansas State University coordinates education abroad opportunities, prepares students for valuable international experiences, supports faculty & staff in developing education abroad efforts, and maintains partnerships in the campus community and abroad to ensure high quality programs.
The Study Abroad Office, in Fairchild 304, is the first stop for students interested in studying in another country. K-State offers a variety of academic experiences that prepare students for success in an increasingly diverse world. Programs range from short term group programs to individual semester and year long experiences in six continents. Many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/, become our friend on Facebook: "Wildcats Abroad" or follow us on Twitter: "KSUStudyAbroad"Hide Description
UFM is a non-profit campus and community education program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and communities across Kansas. UFM offers both credit and non-credit courses. UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as a catalyst for new programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all. UFM provides classes in a variety of areas, some of which include: career & finance, health & wellness, language, martial arts, food, and much more.Hide Description