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November 13, 2020

International Coffee Hour Series features Iran at 4 p.m. today

Submitted by Office Of International Programs

As part of the Office of International Programs' International Education Week, International Student and Scholar Services will host Coffee Hour: Iran from 4-5 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 13. Grab some coffee and join the live Zoom session

The Office of International Programs' International Student and Scholar Services and Special Programs/Sponsored Students units support the internationalization efforts at Kansas State University. The Special Programs/Sponsored Students office serves as a liaison between the university and international sponsors and their students by helping students satisfy the requirements of their scholarships. Special Programs/Sponsored Students assists K-State departments by providing information, letters and student advocacy. K-State now has 14 international sponsors serving 150 students from 19 countries.

Special Programs/Sponsored Students also visits nondegree students from a variety of countries on special scholarship funding. These students volunteer in our community and give country presentations to inform our students about life in other parts of the world.

Additionally, the Special Programs/Sponsored Students serves departments desiring to host international short programs of small groups. It assisted with logistical and budgetary planning for several high-profile programs such as the Brazil Science Mobility Program, Fulbright-Pakistan orientation and Fulbright early arrival orientation. Contact Wendy Matthews at zwendy@k-state.edu or 785-532-7229 for more information. 

International Student and Scholar Services provides essential immigration services for more than 1,500 international students, scholars and their families from around 100 countries who are involved in educational programs or research at K-State. Additionally, International Student and Scholar Services welcomes countless U.S. students, faculty, staff and community members in the exploration of other cultures and the celebration of international festivities. Staff members provide immigration advice for students, scholars and campus partners. Additionally, International Student and Scholar Services provides a wide variety of programs for both the campus and the Manhattan community. To learn more about the programs and activities, view a short video

International students and scholars have continued to study and do research during COVID-19. Travel restrictions and immigration guidance from the government has provided extra challenges that we have had to help students through. We have remained busy and have moved all of our advising, programs and events to virtual platforms. A signature event we host, for example, International Coffee Hour, though virtual, has still been seeing great attendance numbers and engagement.

For any assistance or questions for International Student and Scholar Services, email isss@k-state.edu. Your email will be sent to the most appropriate staff member for response. Additionally, our homepage, k-state.edu/isss, provides all current information and additional details.