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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

March 3 at 9 am - 1 pm; IISTL
Community Health Fair

Free health screenings and information booths. Info, click here.

March 17 at 8-10 pm; The Heavy Anchor
Benefit Concert

St. Patrick's Day Show: O'Shaughnessey's Toupee (STL Irish Rock). Info, click here.

March 20-24, IISTL
Grantsmanship Training

Grantsmanship Training Center 5-day training program grantwriters. Scholarships are available. Early Bird Discount is February 6! Info, click here.

Mar. 24 at 6:30 pm; IISTL
Trivia Night

Info, click here.

Apr. 4 at 7 pm; Scottrade Center
Bosnian Heritage Night at the Blues

Blues vs Winnipeg Jets. Info, click here.

Jun. 5 at 1 pm; Glen Echo CC
The International Golf Tournament & Dinner

Info, click here.


How You Can Help

Value of Immigrants: Learn more about local and statewide impact. St. Louis overview; Feb. 21 PPT briefing. Missouri detailed report.

Executive Order 13769: Learn More

IISTL Tours
Last Wednesday Monthly at 10 am. Group tours of five or more visitors can be arranged at other times. Use this form for both requests.

Request a Speaker
Schedules, especially for the Institute's Leadership team, are filled far in advance. Notice of 4 months or more will improve the chances of meeting your request. Use this form for requests.

Rent Event Space
Event space is available for rental by groups or individuals. First priority goes to collaborating organizations and clients. Use this form for requests.

IISTL News Brief - January Issue

Previous Issues & Press Releases

IISTL 2015 Annual Report