F-2 dependents are defined as a spouse or an unmarried minor child (under 21 years of age) of an F-1 student.
To invite your spouse or children to join you here in the U.S., please submit this completed Request for an I-20 form along with evidence of financial support (bank statement, sponsor letter, etc.) for yourself and your dependent(s). Go to the “Yearly Budgets" for the amount of money that will be needed. ISSS will prepare a new I-20 for you and your dependents. Once your dependent(s) arrive(s) in the U.S., please subtmi their travel documents to email@example.com for our files.
Your dependent does not need to attend the required International Student Orientation. However, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers an orientation for dependent spouses during the Fall and Spring semesters. Dependents are encouraged to come to this orientation, but are not required to. This program will provide information about K-State and the Manhattan community as well as various activities in which dependents can participate. It will also give them an opportunity to get acquainted with the ISSS staff as well as other husbands and wives of international students and scholars. Please check with ISSS for the specific dates/times/locations.
World Friendship is a non-religious organization established for American and international women of Manhattan. This organization provides you with an opportunity to make new friends, improve your English, develop creative skills and share different cultures. There is childcare provided and non-crawling/walking babies are welcome with their mothers in the group. For more information on World Friendship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to socialize with people from your own country, contact your International Student Association. Another student group called, the International Coordination Council (http://www.k-state.edu/icc/)acts as a facilitator among all International Student Associations, and puts together events for international programs, such as International Week in April. You are encouraged to participate in those events as well as the monthly meetings.
- Art Exhibitions of Beach Museum (http://www.k-state.edu/bma/)
- Concerts and performances of McCain Auditorium (http://www.k-state.edu/mccain/)
- The Music Department also offers concerts free of charge throughout the semester. The schedule of events can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/music/.
- Manhattan Arts Center (http://www.manhattanarts.org/) also offers concerts and performances we well as arts and crafts classes.
- The UFM Community Learning Center is another choice for arts and crafts classes. They also offer wide variety of other classes from exercise to cooking. Visit their web site for a listing off all the classes they have to offer. http://www.k-state.edu/ufm/index.htm
- If you are interested in community activities, please go to websites City of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/), Manhattan Public Library (http://www.manhattan.lib.ks.us/), and/or local newspaper Manhattan Mercury (http://www.themercury.com/) for more information. You can obtain flyers, leaflets, brochures, etc. if you visit Manhattan Public Library or the Manhattan Town Center.
Employment opportunities are NOT available for F-2 dependents.
F-2 dependents may enroll in less than a full course of study even if the part-time study leads to or counts towards a degree. If an F-2 dependent wishes to enroll as full-time student at K-State, contact ISSS to discuss the process to change the visa status to F-1.
The UFM Community Learning Center offers a wide variety of classes from exercise to cooking and arts and crafts. Visit their web site for a listing off all the classes they have to offer. http://www.k-state.edu/ufm/index.htm
- The City of Manhattan's Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of classes and sports for children of all ages. Their web site is located at http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/ParksAndRec/.
- Manhattan has a wonderful zoo to visit. The zoo offers various activities for all ages. There are classes as well as volunteer opportunities. For more information go to http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/SunsetZoo/.
- The Manhattan Public Library offers reading programs for children as well as adults. Getting a library card is free and so are most of programs offered. At the library you can also borrow books, music and video media for free. The web address for the library is http://www.manhattan.lib.ks.us/
- As mentioned above, the Manhattan Arts Center as well as UFM also offer classes for children. Their web sites are listed above. Check them out.