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World Refugee Day 2024

By Education, Events
At the International Institute of Buffalo, every day is World Refugee Day. Our mission is to welcome refugees, recognize their struggles, and work with them on their resettlement as they start a new chapter in their lives. Technically, June 20 is the day that the United Nations designated as World Refugee Day. It’s a time to pause and reflect on…
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IIB Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Night

By Donations, Events, News
Recently, we honored our dedicated team of volunteers with an evening of lively conversation, dinner, and games. The Volunteer Appreciation Night recognized the considerable time, energy, and physical contributions provided by volunteers from across Western New York year-round. Volunteer Appreciation Night welcomed approximately 50 volunteers to our downtown location. They were joined by staff to enjoy ethnic foods provided by…
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2024 Community World Trivia Results: Team Sherlock Homies Defends its Title of “Buffalo’s Most Globally Smart!”

By Education, Events
International smarts, camaraderie, laughs, and much enthusiasm – results are officially in following another successful and festive Community World Trivia competition, hosted again this year on the Roswell Park campus. For the second year in a row, it took the tiebreaker round, but Team Sherlock Homies defended its 2023 win to come out on top to claim the title of…
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In Case You Missed It: Community World Trivia Mentioned on WBFO

By Education, Events
IIB Communications Director Gabe DiMaio spoke with WBFO's Jay Moran during Morning Edition recently to discuss the International Insititute of Buffalo's education mission and the fundraiser to support programs such as Model United Nations, Global Kids, and other global education and community programs, such as cultural competency training and IIB’s community lectures. These programs bring global perspectives to Western New…
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In Case you Missed it! Spectrum News Airs Deep-Dive into Record-Breaking 2024 Model UN

By Education, Events, News
In case you missed it! Spectrum News Reporter Kevin Hayes’ deep dive into this year’s record-breaking Model UN General Assembly recently hit television screens. The day of lively debates hosted by the University at Buffalo marked the International Institute of Buffalo’s 20th year of presenting the marquee event to high school students across Western New York. This year drew over…
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A record 832 high school students from 40 WNY high schools took part in our 2024 Model United Nations General Assembly. The 20th year IIB has presented the competition.

Record Number of WNY Students Participate in 2024 Model UN General Assembly

By Education, Events
Another successful Model United Nations Conference is in the books! In our 20th year of presenting this marquee event, a record 832 students from 40 Western New York high schools signed up to brainstorm, cooperate, and debate their ideas at the annual competition at the University at Buffalo. Model UN challenges future leaders to address pressing and complex issues at…
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IIB Part of North Park Theatre’s Cabrini Movie Debut Screenings

By Events, In the Community
This week, the International Institute of Buffalo participated in events celebrating the screenings of Cabrini at the North Park Theatre. The movie, partially filmed locally, spotlights the canonized Catholic nun and the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Cabrini. The producers tapped the talents of various Western New Yorkers for help.  Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi and New American Integration Director Denise Phillips…
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In the Community: Jennifer Rizzo-Choi at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

By Education, Events, In the Community
IB Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi discussed the issue of immigration during Theodore Roosevelt's lifetime, dispelled persisting myths about immigrants, and underscored the positive impacts that New Americans have in Western New York during her presentation, "Immigration Will Always be an American Story."  She also discussed the important work of assisting newly arrived Americans in our community. The presentation was part…
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