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Office of International Education

School of Educating the World

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We are excited you are considering Emporia State University! We are located in Emporia, Kansas, in the center of the United States.

The Office of International Education (OIE) fosters a student-centered global learning environment, in collaboration with all academic and administrative offices on campus.

Office of International Education Events

Tuesday, November 14

International Trivia Night

Time: 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Location: William Allen White Library, 2nd Floor

Description: Come and answer these tough trivia questions with your friends, win prizes, and eat snacks!

Host: William Allen White Library

Wednesday, November 15

International Yoga

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Group Fitness ESU Recreation Center

Description: Join a group yoga class with rotating segments of music and displays themed around the various home countries of current international students.

Host: ESU Recreation Center

Thursday, November 16

C.H.E.W. (Cook Healthy Eat Well) A Taste of Bangladesh

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Description: Come learn some new cooking skills as well as a bit about a new-to-you culture and flavor

Host: Student Wellness Center, Health Services and Corky's Cupboard

Thursday, November 16

RSO Cultural Fair

Time: 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Memorial Union Main Street

Description: Come learn about Hispanic and Asian Culture (Tabling by HALO JA Sakura CSSA)

Host: Center for Student Involvement

Friday, November 17

Cultural Showcase

Time: 9:45am - 11:15am

Location: Cremer Hall Preston Family Complex

Host: School of Business + Technology

Friday, November 17

International Culture Show

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Albert Taylor Hall

Description: Emporia State International Students are excited to share their native cultures through various artistic mediums. This will be demonstrated by traditional Song and Dance performed by Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, and Nigeria. Additionally, there will Japanese Calligraphy, Cultural Displays from Ghana, and a Fashion Show put on by Italy, Germany, Laos, and Bolivia.

Host: Office of International Education

We serve the needs of ESU students, faculty, alumni and community in the following areas:

  • International Student & Scholar Services
  • Intensive English Program
  • International Admissions
  • Multi-Cultural Programming
  • Campus + Community Relations
  • Study Abroad

Admissions + Costs

We are excited you are considering Emporia State University! Click here for important application and costs information.

Students studying art on wall

Special Programs

OIE offers many short-term and customized programs for international students.

Services + Programs


Updates on our office's programs.

Students performing at International Culture Show

Arrival + Travel

Helpful travel information into the United States and to ESU.

Arrival + Travel Information
Students studying in China

Study Abroad

Learn about studying abroad, costs, programs and deadlines.

Study Abroad
International students dancing

International Student + Scholar Services

Check out some useful services for international students and visiting scholars.

International Student + Scholar Services
Student at International Food Festival

Leadership + Staff

Meet our OIE staff.

OIE Staff Directory