a strong start to a new life

The International Institute of Minnesota welcomes New Americans to the Twin Cities and offers them a continuum of services to promote their full integration into our community. The Institute’s programming includes job training and language classes as well as refugee resettlement, immigration, citizenship, and anti-human trafficking services. We are guided by the knowledge that a strong start to a new life enhances the ability of New Americans and their children to contribute fully as members of our community.

From our Facebook

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“As we tackle the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II, no refugee should be left outside” - High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi #iShelter trib.al/VThqGiq

How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? One of ours was to continue to welcome refugees, and so far this year we've resettled 181 refugees! ... See MoreSee Less

How are you doing on your New Years resolutions? One of ours was to continue to welcome refugees, and so far this year weve resettled 181 refugees!

News & Upcoming Events

Check out our blog for the latest on what’s happening at the Institute.

National Skills Coalition features International Institute and Saint Paul College Partnership

Pedaling to Train Nurses: April 16- May 14, Across America
Institute board member Dr. Jeff Mandel recently biked across America to raise funds for scholarships for compassionate nursing students. Learn more.

Job Fair: June 9 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Institute
Looking for work? Attend our Job Fair! It’s open to the public. Learn more.

Breakfast Circle: June 16 from 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Hungry to learn more about refugees in our community? Join us for breakfast to learn about a refugee’s journey to the U.S. and the programs and services provided by the Institute after arrival. Learn more and RSVP.

New American Trivia Night: Monday, June 20 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Celebrate and support refugees starting their new life in our community on World Refugee Day by joining us for our first New American Trivia Night. Test your knowledge of civics, culture, current events, and geography. You can register as part of a team (3-6 people per team) or as an individual. Bring cash for the cash bar and for bonus break time activities. Learn more or Buy Tickets