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Education Abroad

Study Abroad Mentors

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Study Abroad Mentors (SAM) focuses on working with incoming international exchange students, helps prepare K-State study abroad students, connects with prospective students, plans and participates in many campus-wide events, helps organize a photo contest, promotes studying abroad, and participates in community service events that educate and bring people together for the sake of improving our world!

SAM is a volunteer-based group consisting of students who have returned from a study abroad experience, are looking for a study abroad experience, are international or exchange students at Kansas State University, or are incoming exchange students who wish to work with the Education Abroad Office to promote international education through educational, fundraising, and community service events on campus and within the community.  They will also share their unique experiences with prospective students, campus personnel, and the surrounding community. 


We are located in the Education Abroad Office in 304 Fairchild Hall. You can also follow us on Facebook at Study Abroad Mentors.


SAM Members

"Relationship building and informal mentoring through the medium of social events, service opportunities, and cultural sharing." 

We believe our true purpose is to facilitate positive study abroad experiences and to help form bonds between students of different backgrounds with a passion for all things international. 


To join, email the SAM President at overseas@ksu.edu and we will add you to our OrgSync, where we send out information for meetings, events, etc.  This information will also be on our Facebook page!


All general meetings are held in the Education Abroad Office, 304 Fairchild Hall.  SAM has general meetings monthly.

SAM will usually have one dinner and one activity each month, in addition to general meetings.  The dinner tends to be at an international restaurant in the area (purchasing food not required) and is a laid-back, social event.  The activities vary.

During our general meetings, we will discuss and coordinate social events, service activities, and trips.  Our past events have included bowling and skating nights, pumpkin carving, and raffles for international students.  We also join forces with International Coordinating Council for many of their great events!  Check out our Facebook for photos!

All other events and information will be posted on our Facebook, emailed out via OrgSync (see above for how to join), and announced at general meetings.

How much?

Membership is FREE!


President: Marcus Ealom (Study Abroad Peer Advisor), maealom@ksu.edu

Vice President: Amy Hein (Study Abroad Peer Advisor), alhein@ksu.edu 

Treasurer: Michael Fox, mfox115@ksu.edu 

Secretary: Emily Eilert, eeilert@k-state.edu

Faculty Advisor: Katelin Christianer (Study Abroad Advisor), katelinc@ksu.edu


Upcoming Meetings 

October 5th 2015 - 5:30-6:30pm  

November 2015 - TBD

December 2015 - TBD