For more than 35 years, Helping International Students (HIS) has been welcoming the nations to Manhattan, Kansas. Thousands of internationals have enjoyed warm hospitality and friendships with American Christians. The organization was founded in 1979 through Dr. Bob and Mary Taussig. HIS started at one local church with only a few friendship partners, but has grown to include into an association of more than 25 local churches and K-State campus ministries.

International Students

For International Students

If you are an international student, visiting scholar, or family member, 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 here. If you want information on our events and programs, click here. We are glad you are in Manhattan!

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, make a financial contribution , or volunteer in our office. Please e-mail if you are interested in joining our team!