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Study Abroad CAT Communities

What is a Study Abroad CAT Community?

Study Abroad CAT Communities provide a dynamic, global learning experience for K-State students at the start of their college experience. Like our other CAT Communities, a small group of students take a group of academic classes together, but they also have the chance to travel* abroad together during their first year. *Due to COVID-19, the 2021-2022 CAT Community will not include travel, but will prepare students on how to make the most of any study abroad opportunity.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Study Abroad CAT Community, read through the page below and talk with your advisor during June Orientation and Enrollment to get connected!

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Dont Be That Guy Global Citizenship

In this CAT Community, students will explore what it means to be a "global citizen" and utilize an international experience as an opportunity for personal growth and self-development. We will examine some of the major forces that shape identity and culture, foster ethical values and behaviors that promote human dignity, and gain practical skills to navigate the rigors of the modern world. No matter where your career path may take you, your sense of global citizenship should help get there.

LEAD 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts 

Note: Students will be part of the same small group within this section.

LEAD 350 Culture and Context 

LEAD 195 Leadership for a Globalizing Community    


In a Study Abroad CAT Community, first-year students:

• Take LEAD 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts and LEAD 350 Culture and Context in Leadership along with a 1 credit hour connections course

• Learn about different international opportunities available to K-State students and prepare for a future Education Abroad program

• Have the opportunity to work with an undergraduate Learning Assistant, who will share experiences about college life and studying abroad

• Participate in campus social and educational activities related to shared interests

 If you have any additional questions, please email us at kstatefirst@k-state.edu for more information