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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

 
2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

 
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

 
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Global Education

 

The Global Education Department at the IIB provides a broad range of effective and interactive programs designed to:

  • engage students in fun and educational activities that explore countries, cultures and issues around the world
  • equip school and university personnel, healthcare providers, law enforcement personnel, social service staff, businesspeople and others to work more effectively with immigrants and refugees
  • empower refugee students to achieve succes in school, on the job, and in our community
  • provide stimulating presentations and discussions for the entire community like the Great Decisions foreign affairs program; and cultural presentations in conjunction with Just Buffalo Literary Center's Babel program

To find out more information, visit the pages below or contact Director of International Visitors and Education Programs May Shogan at (716) 883-1900, ext. 321, or mshogan@iibuff.org.

Or click here to help us equip Western New Yorkers to engage the world--overseas and at our doorstep.

 

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"Each time I contact IIB, I'm grateful for the kind and knowledgeable staff who assist me."  
-Maryvale School District Teacher



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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