WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Interim Associate Provost Marcelo Sabates
Welcome to Kansas State University Office of International Programs. This fall we just welcomed 2,106 international students (another record breaking year!) from 108 countries to our campus. While international students experience our campus they also provide global perspectives to classroom discussions and research, create cultural awareness among our students, and help ignite student interest to experience other countries and cultures.
Dr. Marcelo Sabates
OIP NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS:
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The Office of International Programs announces Dr. P. V. Vara Prasad as the 2013 International Educator of the Year Winner!
Dr. P. V. Vara Prasad, Professor – Crop Ecophysiology in the Department of Agronomy is the winner of the 2013 International Educator of the Year Award. This award recognizes one faculty, staff, administrator or other member of the K-State community for his or her major contributions and sustained commitment to advancing international education at K-State.
The 2013 International Education of the Year Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Alumni Center from 4-5:30 p.m. Provost April Mason will recognize each winner and will make remarks between 4:30-5:00.
The ceremony will recognize three categories of exceptional service:
- 2013 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives presented to Derek Jackson, the director of housing and dining services at K-State
- 2013 Innovative Education Program of the Year recognizing the Brazilian government
- 2013 International Educator of the year awarded to P. V. Vara Prasad
The Kansas State Community is invited to celebrate with the winners!
OIP and School of Journalism Partnership
The Office of International Programs and the School of Journalism MC 280 classes have joined 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 teamed up with Office of International Programs to help promote international initiatives. Journalism student Jenny Jirovec serves as the OIP Journalism intern and is assisting the office in implementing the logistics of International Education Week and serves as the liaison to the Journalism classes. More about this partnership can be viewed under the NEWS button at the left of this page.
Celebrating International Education Week
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. KSU will be celebrating IEW November 11-22, 2013 with a variety of activities planned.
OIP Officially Opens New International Technology Commons
On October 1, 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 international students with innovative technologies and resources. Commons Hours are: Monday -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 recently 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.
All Things International at K-State
The mission of the Office of International Programs is to lead to the internationalization of Kansas State University by supporting and collaborating with faculty, students, and scholars. This office directly administers Study Abroad, the English Language Program, International Student and Scholar Services, International Pre-Admissions/International Recruiting and organizes international events on campus. For more information, please visit the About OIP page.
International research collaboration has become a key element in the internationalization strategy of Kansas State University. The Office of International programs recently 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.