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Interpreting and Translation

Expert Language Services

The International Institute of Buffalo has cultivated language expertise over 40 years. We have the largest local network of language service providers in Western New York. Our non-profit social enterprise utilizes professional linguists residing locally in the greater Buffalo/Niagara region who serve customers locally and nationwide.

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What’s the Difference?

Interpret – in·ter·pret v

Translate orally or into sign language the words of a person speaking a different language.

Translate – trans·late v

Express the sense of text from one language into another.

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Language Services

Interpreting and Translation Services

We work with a network of local linguists to provide culturally accurate and complete language services for our clients.

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Are you passionate about helping non-English speakers comfortably communicate? We want you in our network.

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Click below to upload files for translation.

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For existing customers

Language Evaluations

In addition to our interpretation and translation services, the Institute also offers written and oral proficiency exams in many languages. These exams are based on nationally recognized standards and verify language expertise for work or college language requirements. To determine if an evaluation is offered in your language, obtain pricing information or schedule an exam, please contact us at

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Get in touch with us to request training, find an interpreter to work with your organization or learn more. Please send requests and documents to

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