Helping International Students

Helping International Students (HIS) is a community organization in Manhattan, Kansas that is sponsored by more than 25 local churches and K-State campus ministries. HIS serves over 2,500 international students from 100+ nations at Kansas State University.

For International Students...

If you are an international student, we would like to extend a warm welcome. We look forward to meeting you, learning from you, and living life with you. Please let us know how we can help you during your time in Manhattan. If you are interested in being matched with an American friend, please click on the "HIS Friends" link. If you want information on our events and programs, click the "Events" link. We are glad you are in Manhattan!

For American Friends...

If you are an American friend, we invite you to join us in welcoming international students to our community. There are a number of ways you can contribute. You can volunteer to be a HIS Friend, help with numerous events, or volunteer in our office. Please e-mail if you are interested in joining our team!

Transition to Home

March 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 21st Frith Community Center @ Jardine *** FREE Event - Lunch Provided *** While studying abroad, you’ve probably changed more than you think! This Transition to Home workshop will help you process these changes and help you consider how to be successfully reestablished when you return home. Contact HIS at with questions about this workshop!

HIS Spring Friendship Banquet

March 21, 2020, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate friendship! Celebrate the nations! You're invited to the annual HIS Spring Friendship Banquet! Enjoy a delicious international dinner, live music, a fun photo booth, and celebrate international friendship with us! This event is at a new location this year, close to the KSU campus - Howie's Activity Center! We look forwarding to celebrating there with you on Saturday, March 21st! Bring a delicious dessert to share! Wear traditional clothing from your home country if you'd like! Bring your international and American friends, as well as your family! Hosted by Helping International Students (HIS) and HIS associated churches and campus ministries. Howie's Activity Center is located at 1401 Laramie St, Manhattan, KS 66502.