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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Programs

304 Fairchild Hall
Fax: 785-532-6550
E-mail: oip@ksu.edu

The mission of the Office of International Programs is to lead the internationalization of Kansas State University by supporting and collaborating with faculty, students, and scholars in international education and research worldwide.

Building upon several decades of international involvement, K-State provides a range of programs that link the campus with other parts of the world. Many of these are coordinated through individual departments or colleges; others serve the whole university.

The Office of International Programs supervises the Study Abroad Program, the English Language Program, the International Undergraduate Recruiting Office, and the International Student Center, and provides a range of services and support to faculty and students.

Study Abroad Program

Liz Ward, Director of Study Abroad
304 Fairchild Hall
Fax: 785-532-6550
E-mail: lizward@k-state.edu

The Study Abroad Office is the first stop for students planning to study abroad. We offer a vareity of academic programs that prepare students for success in an increasing global society. Programs are designed to meet student needs and include national and international programs that are as varied as the students. Programs range from short term faculty-led and group programs to individual semester and academic year opportunities. With over sixty individual exchange programs, and several hundred affiliation agreements worldwide, programs are available in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Faculty-led programs are study abroad courses taught internationally by K-State faculty and are coordinated by the Study Abroad Office in cooperation with the academic departments.

Exchange programs involve reciprocal partnerships with foreign universities that allow students to attend partner universities while paying resident tuition and study abroad fees at K-State. Additional program options are available through direct enrollment and selected program providers.

Many students qualify for financial aid  (Student Financial Assistance and scholarships and are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships for foreign study are listed below:

Scholarship Programs for Foreign Study

Scholarships available through other offices include:

Blue Key
102 Holton Hall

Marc Johnson International Studies Scholarship

Modern Languages (majors only)
Robert Corum

Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Boren
Jim Hohenbary

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Rebecca Gould
Steven Graham

Yamani Scholarship(Middle East)
Michael Suleiman, 785-532-6842

Scholarships available through the Office of International Programs/Study Abroad include:

Barton-Dobenin Study Abroad Fellowship

Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship
Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship
Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship
Joseph & Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin Fellowship in Business
Joseph & Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship
Rodolfo J. Montes de Oca
Vernon Larson Study Abroad Scholarship
Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship

Office of International Programs/Study Abroad 785-532-5990


International Activities Council

Contact the Provost Office
106 Anderson Hall
Fax: 785-532-6507
E-mail: provost.nellis@k-state.edu

The International Activities Council (IAC), an advisory body that reports to the Provost, is composed of faculty and administrators from throughout K-State. IAC meets regularly, usually on a monthly basis, to promote and support international activities at K-State, and to enhance the internationalization of the university’s activities.


International Students


English Language Program

Mary Wood, Director
205 Fairchild
Fax: 785-532-6550
E-mail: elp@ksu.edu

The English Language Program offers intensive English courses primarily for international students who plan to enter degree programs at K-State. However, it also accepts students who wish to come for English instruction only.

The program offers five levels of full-time intensive English. It also offers advanced part-time courses specifically for students who need support in English while taking classes in their degree field (DAS 176, 177, and 178).

International undergraduate applicants do not have to submit a TOEFL score. They can be admitted on their academic credentials only. Once they arrive at K-State, if students do not provide other evidence of English proficiency, they must take the English Proficiency Test (EPT). If their test scores place them in English classes, they must enroll in them. This is the condition for beginning academic work. The admission policy follows below:

If you meet academic requirements, Kansas State University can admit you with no proof of English proficiency. Once you arrive, you will be required to take the English Proficiency Test (EPT). The results of the EPT will determine if you need to study English, either full-time or part-time, or if you are ready to begin full-time university classes. This is to make sure that you have the necessary English skills to be successful in your career here at K-State.

The program also screens the English proficiency of incoming non-native speakers of English. For other information and a brochure, write or e-mail the English Language Program at the addresses above.


International Curricula

Students seeking to enrich their college experience and enhance their personal and professional development may take advantage of several interdisciplinary international education opportunities.

College of Agriculture

Don Boggs
117 Waters Hall
Fax: 785-532-6897
E-mail: dboggs@k-state.edu

The College of Agriculture offers opportunities for international travel through faculty-led study tours, summer exchange programs, semester abroad program, and summer internships in other countries. Scholarship or grant support is provided for all College of Agriculture students who travel iternationally to study topics related to their major. A minor in international agricutlure is available to students with agricultural majors. The minor requires a combination of language, international course work, and experience abroad.

College of Agriculture International Scholarships
Contact: Don Boggs 785-532-6151
Boggs International Agriculture Scholarship
Brown International Travel Award
Cholick International Agricultural Scholarship
Galle International Agricultural Scholarship
Graham International Agricultural Scholarship
Lewis International Study Scholarship
Morgan Family International Study Scholarship
Wolfe International Scholarship

College of Arts and Sciences

Bradley Shaw, Director International and Area Studies
215 Eisenhower Hall
Fax: 785-532-7004
E-mail: ias@k-state.edu

The College of Arts and Sciences offers two international, interdisciplinary secondary majors and one minor to undergraduates in any college: International Studies  secondary major and Latin American Studies  secondary major, and East Asian Studies  minor.

College of Business Administration

Student Services
107 Calvin Hall
Fax: 785-532-7809
E-mail: cbastusv@ksu.edu

Training in global business operations ensures that students are prepared to meet future challenges in the global marketplace. This can be accomplished through the certificate in international business or the international studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences.


International Service Teams

Mary Tolar, Director
125 Foundation
Manhattan, KS 66502
Fax: 785-532-6896
E-mail: mtolar@k-state.edu

Since 1990 the K-State Community Service Program, now Civic Leadership within Leadership Studies and Programs, has placed teams of students in service-learning projects working with developing communities abroad. Past project countries have included Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, El Salvador, Jordan, Brazil, Guatemala, Botswana, and India. Projects are normally 8 to 10 weeks during the summer. Participants are chosen in the fall semester prior to the project and enroll in a preparatory course during spring semester.


International Agricultural Development Programs

The Office of International Agricultural Programs, the International Grains Program, the International Meat and Livestock Program, and other units maintain projects abroad, provide short-term consultants, and provide short-course training for foreign visitors.

K-State is a member of the MidAmerica International Agricultural Consortium and Mid-America Universities International (MAUI), through which collaborative development projects are pursued.

International Agricultural Programs
Nina Lilja and Steven Graham

International Grains Program
John Howard, IGP Director

International Meat and Livestock Program
Jack Riley, IMLP Director

International Sorghum and Millet Program
Fred Cholick, K-State Representative

Information Support Services for Agriculture (ISSA)
Donna Schenck-Hamlin, Director

Mid-America Universities International (MAUI)
Associate Provost, Office of International Programs