Who We Are and What We Do
The Office of International Programs was established in 1991 to strengthen communication and coordination among KSU'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. K-State is currently engaged in over 50 exchange programs with foreign institutions around the globe.
The OIP has direct responsibility for Study Abroad, the English Language Program, the International Student and Scholar Services, and International Pre-Admissions/International Recruiting for K-State. It also organizes international events such as: International Education Week (fall), International Week (spring), International Student Orientation, Basic Language Training, Speakers Bureau, International Buddies, International Student and Scholar Services, Coffee Hour, and the Vernon Larson Lecture Series.
The OIP plays a prominent role in the internationalization of faculty, departments and colleges, student programs, faculty/staff development, curriculum development, and area studies at K-State. The OIP works with the International Activities Council and the colleges to identify avenues for international growth and development within the university and community. The units within the Office of International Programs provide primary support for both incoming international students, faculty and researchers and for students, faculty and researchers going abroad.