International Buddies - Friendship Without Borders - Together We Are Promoting Intercultural Learning

International students and domestic students can sign up to join the International Buddies organization. Officer applications for Fall 2024 semester are now open, and no prior experience is needed! Link for application below.

Join our OrgCentral group if you're interested in learning more about Ibuddies.

The International Buddies Program pairs local K-State students, staff, and community members with international students, scholars and family members every fall and spring semesters. Once paired, Buddies meet regularly to learn about each others' cultures, customs, and explore Manhattan & K-State.

The International Buddies Program is a one-semester commitment during which you are asked to meet with your buddies one hour a week, twice a month. or as often as you and your buddies prefer.

All students are welcome to attend International Buddies monthly events, even if you do not sign up for a buddy group!

International Buddies Officer elections take place during the month of April for the following year. Please email us to inquire about officer openings.

Benefits Things to do

Meet a new friend in Manhattan

Attend International Buddies events

Learn about your Buddy's country, culture & language

Go for coffee

Improve your language skills

Work out or exercise

Add a cross-cultural component to your K-State experience

Go to sporting events

Build your resume


Explore Manhattan!

(Even the locals haven't seen it all)

Try local restaurants