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2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

IIB's End of the year Appeal
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Are you interested in making an end of the year gift to the International Institute of Buffalo? Click HERE to read our work to bring the Welcoming
Fourth Installment of our Annual Appeal
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

When Ibrahim and his family came to the United States, they did not anticipate being thrown into the healthcare system. IIB was there to help.

Map for Adventurous Eaters Now on Sale!
Monday, December 15, 2014

More than 80 International Restaurants and Markets Included!

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English as a Second Language

The Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the International Institute Monday - Thursday most weeks of the year. Five levels of classes, from beginner to advanced, are offered, free of charge, in morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Citizenship and TOEFL preparation classes are also available.

For more information, contact the BPS Adult Education ESL office at (716) 884-9672 or you can call (716) 887-3912 for assistance.

Click the links below to see the course descriptions.


Click here to visit the Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division website.


English as a Second Language (ESL)

This course focuses on the four main skill areas of English: speaking, listening, writing and reading. New students may start any time during the year. Students from all countries, and at all skill levels - from beginning to advanced - are welcome to attend. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions offered all year. the year

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"Ich bin ein Berliner!"
- John F. Kennedy

The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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