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!

Welcome to Manhattan!

Jan. 13, 2022, midnight - midnight
Are you a new international student? We want to welcome you to Manhattan and help you in any way we can! We have a free gift for you, furniture, sign-ups for our upcoming welcome dinner and more! Just go to for more information.

FREE Ice Skating

Feb. 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
You're invited to a night of FREE ice skating at the Wefald Pavilion in City Park. The first 30 people will also receive FREE skate rentals for the night (and $3.50 rentals per person for everyone after that) Mask are required. We hope to see you there!