Welcoming New Students

Welcome to Manhattan, Kansas! Our HIS community is so excited to meet you, and we hope to help make your adjustment to life in Kansas easier - and to put a smile on your face! All the services listed below are free, and they're all for YOU - to help give you a warm welcome to Manhattan, KS and Kansas State University! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the HIS office!

Airport rides

HIS provides free airport pick-ups and transportation to Manhattan for new international students. New international students may receive a ride from the Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), and sometimes Kansas City International Airport (MCI), as HIS volunteers are available. Advanced notice is needed in order to confirm volunteer driver availability. After you make a request, HIS staff will contact you to see how we can help. Request a ride from the airport by clicking here!

HIS Friends

Get connected with a HIS Friend today! American and International HIS Friends have lots of fun together: exploring Manhattan, learning about each others cultures, cooking food together, hiking the Konza, and so much more! HIS Friends can also help you adjust to life in the USA more quickly, improve your English speaking skills, and connect you with the greater Manhattan community. Life is better with a friend by your side! International students and their spouses may sign up to be matched with a HIS Friend by clicking here!

HIS Welcome Gift

We want to be among the first to say "Hello!" and "Welcome to Manhattan!" We hope to help make your first few days in Manhattan, Kansas a little more comfortable, too! HIS delivers free welcome gift bags full of fun and helpful items to new international students after your arrival. Be sure to sign up to request a HIS Welcome Gift so we can deliver it to your doorstep! Click here to request a HIS Welcome Gift today!

Free Furniture

HIS offers free furniture year-round to new international students and their family members. Availability is limited and dependent upon community donations. Items vary from bed frames and mattresses to desks, dressers, couches, and more. Click here to learn more and request furniture.

Find community in MHK!

Need to improve your English? Want to connect with a group of friends to explore Manhattan? Interested in learning about different cultures through friendship? HIS offers many different weekly activities and groups to help! Check out our activities and events calendar here!