About The Office of International Programs
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 international contacts and agreements. The Office is a centralized unit that promotes the internationalization of Kansas State University by supporting and collaborating with faculty, students and scholars in international education and research worldwide. This office serves both international and domestic students as well as faculty and scholars.
Internationalization of the K-State campus enhances students and faculty experience at a core level. International students attending our university 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 which enhance students personally and professionally.
Links to the various international offices that are part of Kansas State University
Office of International Programs by the numbers (updated Fall 2013)
Kansas State University, the first land-grant university established in 1863, today welcomes 24,581 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries.
Kansas State University is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025 and is drafting a strategic plan to address internationalization of the campus and classroom. KSU is celebrating its 150th year throughout 2013.
2,106 International students enrolled this fall
Almost 1,000 international students from China on campus (undergraduate and graduate)
Annually 650 students study or participate in an international experience abroad
Over 450 students enroll in KSU’s English Language Program each year and 97% of those students go on to academic work at KSU
The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) just granted the KSU English Language Program a 10 year accreditation, the longest period of accreditation and the only university to receive a ten year accreditation
160 exchange agreements and memoranda of understanding with institutions around the globe
141 students are from Saudi Arabia
136 Indian students are studying on campus
108 countries represented at Kansas State University
100 scholarship opportunities totaling $380,000 per year available to U.S. students interested in studying abroad
79 students are from Ecuador
60 students (most of them sponsored by the Brazil Science Mobility Program) are on campus
30 active international student organizations
3 University recruiting offices abroad: China (first U.S. University to open office in 2006), India and Vietnam
DID YOU KNOW:
*The 764,000 plus international students enrolled in U.S. institutions contribute more that $21.8 billion to the U.S. economy
*During the 2011-2012 academic year, three U.S. jobs are create/supported for every seven international students enrolled on campuses
*The State of Kansas is home to 9,277 international students (during the 2011-2012) spending an estimated $204 million
* Source: Open Doors: Report on International Education Exchange published by the Institute of International Exchange