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 Internationals Students

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. If you want information on our events and programs, click the Events. We are glad you are in Manhattan!

For American Friends

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!

WhatsApp Group - International Updates

May 31, 2024, midnight - 11 a.m.
WhatsApp Group - International Updates
International students are invited to join the HIS WhatsApp group to stay up-to-date on activities and services offered through HIS!

New International Student? Welcome to MHK!

June 11, 2024, 8 a.m. - 8 a.m.
New International Student? Welcome to MHK!
Are you a new international student or scholar at Kansas State University? HIS welcomes you to Manhattan, KS! We have a special welcome gift for you, too! Visit to sign up for yours today!

Bike Night - Click here to register for a bike!

June 12, 2024, 6 a.m. - midnight
Bike Night - Click here to register for a bike!
Bike Night offers free bicycles and bike repair for international students at Kansas State University. They meet weekly on Friday nights from 6-8 PM at the HIS office / Blue House.