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The International Institute is St. Louis’ welcoming center for new Americans. Our mission is to help immigrants and their families become productive Americans and champion ethnic diversity as a cultural and economic strength.

We provide essential community integration services to more than 7,500 immigrants and refugees from 80 countries each year. Our clients range from low-skilled to high-skilled and from non-literate to university-educated. Many are refugees who have fled war-torn countries around the world. We also work to build connections between foreign-born and long-time residents and produce Festival of Nations, our region’s most popular multi-cultural celebration.

Together, we can improve lives and help strengthen the St. Louis region.


Upcoming Events

Grant Proposal Writing Training by The Grantsmanship Center
Feb. 26 - Mar. 2, 2018; International Institute

Early Bird Discount Deadline January 1
Second Early Bird Discount Deadline: January 15
Join generations of social advocates who have achieved success by attending our Missouri grant proposal writing course. Learn how to get funding for your nonprofit! Whether you’re a St. Louis nonprofit or from another region, you’ll learn how to do the research, make a plan, and secure the funding you need. For more information or to enrol, click here.

International Institute Trivia Night
March 23, 7 pm; International Institute Gym

Join the International Institute for a fun-filled evening of 10 rounds of internationally-themed trivia. Silent auction, raffle and prizes are also part of the event. Guests can bring food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks for their tables. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Sponsorships available. For more information, click here.

More upcoming events


Get Involved

Immigrant Service Resource Debuts: Immigrant ecosystem map courtesy of STL New American Alliance and its partners – International Institute, Mosaic Project, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian Chamber of Commerce, and Casa de Salud.

DACA presentation and panel discussion (1:06:28 video): What is fact or fiction? What is the most current news? How are Dreamers fairing in St. Louis? To watch video, click here.

Executive Order 13769: Learn More
New Executive Order
- White House: Office of the Press Secretary - March 6, 2017

IISTL News Brief - January Issue