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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 Spring 2020 semester when it is open (January 14th through January 24th, 2019)

International students SIGN UP HERE for Spring 2020 semester when it is open (January 14th through January 24th, 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 January

I- Buddies Welcome Party at 6pm on Friday, January 17th in International Student Center, snacks will be provided

I- Buddies Meet and Greet on Friday, January 31st

in February

I-Buddies Event on Monday, February 24th 

in March

I-Buddies Event on Tuesday, March 24th

in April

I-Buddies Event  on Saturday, April 25th