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Office of International Programs
304 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506 

785-532-6550 fax

Who we are

The Office of International Programs was established in 1986 to strengthen communication and coordination among K-State's many international programs, to achieve strategic planning goals for the university's further internationalization, and to provide a focal point for external international contacts and agreements. The office directs Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, English Language Program, International Admissions and Recruiting, Sponsored Students and International Faculty Collaborations. This office also oversees the Confucius Institute and the Peace Corps representation and serves both international and domestic students, faculty and scholars. Marcelo Sabates serves as the associate provost for international programs.

Kansas State University, the first land-grant university established in 1863, welcomed 24,146 students this fall. Recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges, and is listed among the top 75 public universities in the U. S. by U.S. News and World Report. K-State, an accredited major university offers 250 majors and options for undergraduates, 67 master’s degrees, 44 doctoral degrees and 35 certificates. Kansas State is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025.


#1 public university in the total number of prestigious merit scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Udall and Goldwater)

#1 best college town in the United States (according to Livability.com)

#2 in the nation in 2015 for top universities to work for (according to Glassdoor.com and reported by Forbes magazine)

#4 happiest students in the nation (according to the Princeton Review)

#5 one of the best run schools (according to the Princeton Review) #6 highest quality of life (according to the Princeton Review) $230 million: amount of financial aid distributed annually to students

475 + clubs and organizations


Office of International Programs by the numbers  

2016 Kansas State University in Italy was established to expand and improve Education Abroad for KSU students

2015 Grand opening of our KSU Confucius Institute

1,820 international students enrolled in the fall of 2017

882 students participated in an international experience

623 students from China are on our campus

488 English language teachers from Ecuador have improved their English language proficiency

424 international faculty, scholars and researchers are on campus to teach, work or research

350 students participated in 25 faculty-led programs during 2015-2016

180 Saudi Arabian students are on campus

150 students received scholarship awards totaling $352,000 

143 Indian students are studying on campus

90% of ELP students go on to academic work at KSU

83 students from Paraguay

30 The English Language Program celebrated its 30th year in Fall of 2016

10 year re-accreditation of the KSU English Language Program by the Council of Accreditation (CEA) June 2013

Did you know

The 819, 644 international students enrolled in U.S. institutions contributed more that $24.7 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2012-2013 academic year*

The State of Kansas is home to 9,568 international students (during the 2012-2013) spending an estimated $210 million dollars*

    * Source: Open Doors: Report on International Education Exchange published by the Institute of International Exchange

The Office of International Programs would like to acknowledge our scholarship donors: 

Goss Discovery Scholarship funds study abroad trips for 10 students. Established and funded by Mike and Becky Goss, Westport, Conn., these scholarships are awarded to KSU undergraduate or graduate students to study abroad for at least one semester. Ten scholarships are awarded for study abroad trips scheduled for fall and 15 for study abroad trips scheduled in the spring.

Kent and Janet McKinney provide a $25,000 scholarship annually to a deserving incoming student from the country of Kazakhstan This scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind to focus on Kazakhstan, and would bring an important new dimension to the fabric of our university community.