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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

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 26th through September 6th, 2019)

International students SIGN UP HERE for Fall 2019 semester when is is open (August 26th 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 August

I- Buddies Welcome Party at 6pm on Friday, August 23rd in International Student Center, snack will be provided

in September

I-Buddies Meet and Greet at 6pm on Wednesday, September 25th in ISC.  Come to play some fun games and meet your buddies.

in October

I-Buddies Craft/Game Night - TBD

in November

I-Buddies Social Night - TBD