About The Office of International Programs

Who We Are and What We Do

The Office of International Programs was established in 1991 to strengthen communication and coordination among K-State's many international programs, to achieve identified strategic planning goals for the university's further internationalization, and to provide a focal point for external international contacts and agreements. The Office is a centralized unit that promotes the internationalization of Kansas State University by supporting and collaborating with faculty, students and scholars in international education and research worldwide. This office serves both international and domestic students as well as faculty and scholars.


 Office of International Programs by the numbers  

Kansas State University, the first land-grant university established in 1863, today welcomes 24,766 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries. 

Kansas State University is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025 and is drafting a strategic plan to address internationalization of the campus and classroom. 

925 international students from China on campus (undergraduate and graduate)

650 students participated in an international experience abroad during the 2012-2013 year

400 (approximately) students per semester enroll in KSU’s English Language Program (ELP) each year and 90% of those students go on to academic work at KSU

488 English language teachers from Ecuador have improved their English language proficiency

351 international faculty, scholars and researchers are on campus to teach, work or research

197 Saudi Arabian students on campus

175 Brazil students on campus (most affiliated with the Brazil Science Mobility Program)

164 scholarship opportunities totaling over $400,000 was available for international Study Abroad students

160 exchange agreements and memoranda of understanding with global institutions

126 Indian students studying on campus

103 international countries represented at KSU

30 active international student organizations

10 year re-accreditation of the KSU English Language Program by the Council of Accreditation (CEA) in June of 2013

3 International recruiting offices abroad India, Chile and China (first North American university to open a recruiting office in China in 2006)


*The 819, 644 international students enrolled in U.S. institutions contributed more that $24.7 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2012-2013 academic year

*The State of Kansas is home to 9,568 international students (during the 2012-2013) spending an estimated $210 million dollars

    * Source: Open Doors: Report on International Education Exchange published by the Institute of International Exchange

The Office of International Programs would like to acknowledge our scholarship donors: 

Goss Discovery Scholarship funds study abroad trips for 10 students. Established and funded by Mike and Becky Goss, Westport, Conn., these scholarships are awarded to KSU undergraduate or graduate students to study abroad for at least one semester. Ten scholarships are awarded for study abroad trips scheduled for fall and 15 for study abroad trips scheduled in the spring.

Kent and Janet McKinney provide a $25,000 scholarship annually to a deserving incoming student from the country of Kazakhstan This scholarship is the first scholarship of its kind to focus on Kazakhstan, and would bring an important new dimension to the fabric of our university community.