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!

HIS Furniture Giveaway

Aug. 8, 2020, 8 a.m. - noon
*** ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE GIVEAWAY OPENS AUG. 1ST *** This year's annual HIS Furniture Giveaway will have a new location, time, and registration process in order to ensure the safety and health of both volunteers and recipients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free furniture items will be given to international students and their family members, and volunteers/vehicles will be available to help transport furniture items to their homes. *** Face Masks are required for both giveaway attendees and volunteers. *** NEW THIS YEAR - All attendees must pre-register online to attend the HIS Furniture Giveaway which will be held on Saturday, August 8th, 2020. Online pre-registration opens at 8 AM on Saturday, August 1st. The order in which we receive completed online pre-registration forms will be the order in which furniture items are given away (a virtual queue for the giveaway). Upon registering for the giveaway, you will receive an email with further details including your appointment time.