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Marcelo Sabates appointed associate provost for international programs

Provost April C. Mason announced in K-State Today (January 21, 2104) that following an internal search during the fall, Marcelo Sabates is appointed as associate provost for international programs, effective Jan. 19. Sabates has served as the interim associate provost since July 2011. 

Sabates took over the leadership of the office of international programs at a particularly critical time and has worked tirelessly with faculty and staff across the university to respond to our growing international student needs, as well as the needs of visiting scholars and partners from around the world. He played a key role in the development of the K-State 2025 Internationalization Strategic Action Plan and its initial implementation; working collaboratively to increase study abroad opportunities and participation, to diversify the international students choosing Kansas State for their undergraduate education, and to forge new and highly visible relationships with top-rated international institutions of higher education.

April C. Mason, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President


Associate Provost Marcelo Sabates

Dr. Marcelo Sabates

Welcome to Kansas State University Office of International Programs.  We continually welcome over  2,000 international students from 103 countries to our campus each year. While international students experience our campus they also provide global perspectives to classroom discussions, expand our research connections, create cultural awareness among our students, and help engage students to experience other countries and cultures.

The Office of International Programs was established in 1991 to strengthen communication and coordination among K-State's many international programs, to achieve identified strategic planning goals for the university's further internationalization, and to provide a focal point for external contacts and agreements. The office directs Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, English Language Program and International Admissions and Recruiting. The office serves both domestic and international students as well as faculty and scholars.

Dr. Marcelo Sabates



 KSU FACULTY: Are you looking for information on how to propose a faculty-led 2014 Study Abroad program?

If so: Please visit the “Lead Students Abroad” page:



ata bus

The ATA airport shuttle van is available from Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) to Kansas State University.  

Click on the ATA bus for more information.

OIP and the School of Journalism Partnership

The Office of International Programs and the School of Journalism MC 280 classes have joined again in Fall of 2014 in a collective effort to apply the academic abilities of the public relations students to real world scenarios, while promoting the initiatives of the OIP. Dr. Barb DeSanto’s PR writing class teams up with Office of International Programs to help promote international initiatives.  The class will write press releases and assist the office in implementing the logistics of the 2014 International Education Week and promote Study Abroad opportunities. 

 Celebrating International Education Week November 17-21, 2014

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of Education and State. First established in November 2000, International Education Week  was created to celebrate the benefits of global education and exchange. KSU will be celebrating events across two weeks to better encourage faculty, staff and students to explore the value of education abroad, experience the rich diversity in the classrooms and participate in events being planned throughout campus. More events will be scheduled!

Monday, November 17 International display opens in the Student Union

Tuesday, November 18 International Educator of the Year Award Ceremony 5:00 - 6:00 (Awards presented by Provost April Mason)

The ceremony recognizes three categories of exceptional service:

Outstanding Support for International Initiatives

Innovative Education Program of the Year

International Educator of the Year 

OIP New International Technology Commons 

The Office of International Programs celebrated the opening of their new International Technology Commons at Wildcat Landing. Provost Mason dedicated the space that will serve students with innovative technologies and resources. 

2014 Commons Hours are: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Saturday - Sunday 2:00 - 6:00

KSU's English Language Program granted a 10 year accreditation! 

The Council on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) recently granted the KSU English Language (ELP) a 10 year accreditation which is the longest period of accreditation possible through the CEA. The K-State ELP was the  only program to be re-accredited for that length of time at its June 2013 commission meeting.


International Research and Faculty Collaborations

International research collaboration has become a key element in the internationalization strategy of Kansas State University. The Office of International programs  hired Dr. Marcellus Caldas as the new Director of International Research and Faculty Collaborations. Marcellus will be key in elevating awareness of university engagement at a high level that will bring national and international recognition on our campus. We've added the new button on the left for Collaboration Opportunities which links to to this newly updated reference for possible funding and partnership opportunities.

Our University President, Kirk Schulz understands the value of internationalizing the campus and the classroom and has included internationalization as a key element in the University's Strategic Plan, Vision 2025. To achieve its goal, K-State is developing strategies to expand international collaboration between researchers across space, in science and technology, as a fundamental paradigm for advancing knowledge and solving global problems.

Our 2025 Vision


faculty-led program proposal
Click the button above to access the proposal materials. 
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