International Student Services
International Programs & Events
Learning and living in a new culture is exciting! Many opportunities are available for you to experience and integrate into your new home at FHSU. One of the best ways to get involved on-campus is to join a student organization. Over 100 different student organizations exist, all offering unique and exciting interest areas. International student organizations are available for you to meet and connect with other international students from different parts of the world. One such organization is International Student Union (ISU). ISU is a student organization sponsored by the International Student Services Office and all students at FHSU can join. As you can see, student organizations exist for every type of interest around the world.
Many opportunities for you to share your country and culture with your new friends on-campus and in the community also exist. Friendship Family Program offers you an opportunity to be matched with a local family from the Hays community. You and your match family will share meals together and learn about each other's countries and cultures.
Community Connections is a community sponsored activity held on designated Fridays throughout the semester. It is a time for building friendships between different generations and cultures within the Hays community. Community Connections is a chance to take a break, get out, and meet new people while being fun and creative. A free home cooked meal is also shared with those attending Community Connections.
International Education Week is a week long celebration of international and diverse countries and cultures celebrated each November at FHSU and within the community of Hays. Other events and activities held each semester include the International SPICE series, an evening devoted to exploring a featured country's food, clothing, culture, holidays, education system, government, and geography. The international speakers bureau is an opportunity for you to share your country and culture with local school children. Each semester, the International Student Services Office receives requests for international students to visit local classrooms and meet school children.