Latest News and Updates


Volunteers Translate Important Building and Health Updates

Thank you to our volunteer translators for communicating this important message from the International Institute to our clients. The English transcript for the videos is below.   Farsi Kinyarwanda Swahili French Lingala Script from the video: “Hello. The International Institute is currently closed. Please do not come to the Institute. Your case manager is available …
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Immigration Movie and Book Recommendations

While social distancing is a priority, being inside can get boring! No worries, our team has put together this list of movies, books, and kid’s books about immigration to keep you entertained! Choose a couple and learn about the different cultures of the world. And grab a friend (digitally of course) to watch it with …
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Resources for Vulnerable Populations

We have compiled a handful of resources that can help not only the populations we serve, but anyone who who may need it. The list has informational resources, community need resources, and resources to help students who are out of school continue to learn! We will continue to update these lists as more information becomes …
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COVID-19 Closure Plan

UPDATE (3/25/2020): Our building will remain closed until at least April 20, 2020. More details about accessing services during this time are included below.  Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and community. In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, effective Monday March 16th , the International Institute of Buffalo …
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CDC “Stop The Spread” in 17 Languages

We are all responsible for keeping each other safe and making safety accessible for ALL populations. This means making health information available for those in which English is not accessible. All of the following fact sheets are from the CDC. We are posting them together to make them easier to find for people whose first …
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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 and The Refugee Community

In response to growing concerns about the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 both in the United States and around the world, here are answers to some commonly asked questions pertaining to the virus and the refugee and migrant community. Question: What if any refugee departure changes are in place at the federal level in response …
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International Visitors Interview: Pavel

Pavel was one of our visitors from Russia, we interviewed him about his experience in Buffalo Here is how he responded! What is your name and profession in Russia?  “I’m Pavel, I am a small business owner and a public activist in Russia!”   What is one thing you’ve learned from visiting our Buffalo community? …
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International Visitors Interview: Anna

Anna was one of our visitors from Russia, we interviewed her about her experience in Buffalo Here is how she responded! What is your name and profession in Russia?  “My name is Anna and I am a lawyer, an educator, and now I am a director of an elementary school.”     What is one …
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Great Decisions 2020

Great Decisions 8 engaging foreign policy discussions introduced & facilitated by leading experts in Western New York   2020 Great Decisions Schedule The International Institute of Buffalo 864 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 Tuesday Evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m. $7 Walk-Ins // $5 Educators & Students   2/04/2020 Climate Change and the Global Order Dave Bauer, Environmental …
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