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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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Rent our Facility


Located in an elegant Georgian Revival mansion, the International Institute is a wonderful venue for weddings, parties, receptions, presentations, seminars and other events. The Institute has 5 adjoining rooms on the first floor, with 2 bathrooms off the lobby that are included in the rental. Our capacity is 115 people for receptions of all kinds. 

Rental Fee:

  • $1,000.00 for up to 8 consecutive hours.  All caterers must be prescreened and approved for the event.
  • $750.00 for up to 8 consecutive hours for those using our preferred caterer.
  • $400.00 for events lasting up to 4 hours with the use of our preferred caterer, only.
Additional information:
  • Please add $100.00 for each additional hour up to midnight.
  • We require a $250.00 security deposit, to be returned after approval.
  • Time is calculated based on total usage of the building, including setup beforehand and cleanup following the event.
  • Up to 16 round tables that seat 8-10 people, with seating available for up to 115 people are included in the rental.
  • We require a deposit of one half the total fee to hold a date.
  • All food served at an event held at IIB must be catered, renters cannot bring their own food.


Tours of the building are available by appointment only. For additional information on preferred caterers, contact: Akrivi Klentos at aklentos@iibuff.org 


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"Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."
-Thomas Jefferson

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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