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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.

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!

Click on the icon below for more information about the Study Abroad CAT Community for 2020-2021!


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. The class culminates in a spring break trip to a new destination each year.

LEAD 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts [Fall 2020 semester]

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

LEAD 350 Culture and Context [Spring 2021 semester]

LEAD 195 Leadership for a Globalizing Community [Fall 2020 semester]

For more information about the cost you can visit the Education Abroad site. 



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

•Take two general education courses with the same 22 students during the fall semester

•Travel abroad to complete a CAT Community connections course, during which students participate in service-learning activities under the direction of an expert faculty member

•Work with awesome faculty members, both during the fall semester and on the connections course abroad

•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