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International Buddies

International Buddies

International Student Center
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506


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

Not on Orgsync yet? Join the International Buddies group!

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.

If you are interested in becoming one of the International Buddies Officers, please check HERE to know when and how to apply.

Domestic students/local community members SIGN UP HERE for Fall 2019 semester when it is open (August 19th through September 6th, 2019)

International students SIGN UP HERE for Fall 2019 semester when is is open (August 19th through September 6th, 2019)

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

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.


Benefits Things to do
  • Meet a new friend in Manhattan
  • Attend International Buddies events
  • Learn about your Buddy's country, culture and 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
  • Study
  • Explore Manhattan!
(Even the locals haven't seen it all)
  • Try local restaurants




Upcoming Events

in March

International Buddies Social at 6pm on Wednesday March 6th in ISC.  Come to play some fun games and have free pizza and pop.

I-Buddies Movie Night at 7pm on Friday March 29th in Wilcat Chamber, 1st floor, Student Union. Free snacks and pop will be provided.

Join the I-Buddies Leadership Team by submitting your 2019-2010 I-Buddies Officer Application online HERE starting on Monday March 25th.

In April

I-Buddies Bingo Nightat 6pm on Tuesday April 16th. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Tickets will be needed to attend.