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Topics: Immigrants and immigration (past and present), Festival of Nations
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Topics: Education and citizenship, human trafficking, social issues facing immigrants, multicultural competency, workforce, career path, services, and II Global Farms.
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Press Releases

International Institute to Present Program this Friday, Sept. 29 on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - September 28, 2017

International Institute of St. Louis Joins with Welcoming America and Hundreds of Communities to Celebrate New Americans during Welcoming Week - September 19, 2017

U.S. Citizenship Ceremony to be Held at International Institute Friday, September 15 - September 13, 2017

International Institute's 2017 Festival of Nations This Past Weekend Attracts Record Attendance - August 29, 2017

Festival of Nations - St. Louis' Largest Multicultural Celebration To Be Held August 26 & 27, 2017 - August 2, 2017

White House Refugee Ban Allowed by U.S. Supreme Court - June 26, 2017

World Refugee Day is Tuesday, June 20 Recognizing the Resilience and Courage of 21 Million Uprooted - June 19, 2017


In the News

School of Education receives grant for English language learning - The Journal - October 4, 2017

Next GlobalHack will work on immigration - St. Louis Post Dispatch - October 3, 2017

School of Education receives grant for English language learning - The Journal - October 4, 2017

Celebrating Diversity & Cultures at Festival of Nations - St. Louis Post Dispatch- September 5, 2017

Festival of Nations is always the perfect end to a St. Louis summer - St. Louis Magazine - August 24, 2017

Festival of Nations gives a tasting tour of St. Louis — and the world - St. Louis Post Dispatch - August 23, 2017

Culture Of Happiness In Far Away Bhutan - West End Word - August 18, 2017

International Institute/JCRC Day Camp - St. Louis Jewish Light - July 27, 2017

Interview: Anna Crosslin, President and CEO of the International Institute of St. Louis - ALIVE Magazine - July 26, 2017

Refugee children attend new summer camp in St. Louis - Channel 5 News - July 24, 2017

A 'lucky' St. Louis refugee fears others like him now have nowhere to go - St. Louis Public Radio - July 21, 2017

A year later, St. Louis feels like home for Syrian family - St. Louis Post Dispatch - July 17, 2017

A summer camp for refugee children sprouts in St. Louis, freeing parents to take English class - St. Louis Post Dispatch - July 10, 2017

Uprooted Refugees Remembered on World Refugee Day - St. Louis Post Dispatch - June 21, 2017

With largest world refugee crisis since WWII, how are St. Louis refugee resettlement efforts going? - St. Louis Public Radio - June 20, 2017

St. Lou IS Multicultural - St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation - June 19, 2017

For refugees, Father's Day is foreign but welcome addition to new life in the U.S. - St. Louis Post Dispatch - June 18, 2017

What you need to know about human trafficking in the St. Louis region and what to do about it - St. Louis Public Radio - June 7, 2017

SIU law class learns from visit to St. Louis immigrant/refugee center - The Southern Illinoisan - June 4, 2017


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