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From Arriving to Thriving

At the International Institute of Minnesota, we help immigrants and refugees make Minnesota their home.


Did You Know?

Our clients, students and staff come from all over the world, contributing to Minnesota’s culture, labor market and economy.

  • 25,000


    of English instruction provided last year.

  • 115 +


    This year, we worked with 4,510 clients from all over the world.

  • 28


    We’re proud to have a diverse staff that supports our clients.

  • 100 +


    years serving New Americans since our founding in 1919.

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Welcome to the International Institute of Minnesota

We empower New Americans as they begin new lives and achieve their full potential. Our comprehensive services range from refugee resettlement and citizenship and immigration support to English education, college preparation, and workforce and leadership development. Since our founding in 1919, the Institute has been a pillar of support for New Americans as they journey to safety, stability and success.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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    Comcast Lift Zone program awards WiFi access, laptops and privacy pods to IIMN

    As a new Comcast Lift Zone, IIMN now offers its clients WiFi access, laptops and privacy pods to provide critically needed digital resources for job interviews and healthcare.

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    Young Afghan Mother Prepares for First Job

    Young Afghan mother prepares for her first job with support of the International Institute of Minnesota’s Housekeeping Training program.

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    Biking Workshops Bring New Americans “Freedom”

    New Americans are learning how to ride public transportation and couple those skills with a bike for a greater sense of freedom.

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Make an Impact

With your support, we can provide New Americans with a strong start to a new life. Whether it’s the gift of financial support, your time or resources, we are most grateful for your generosity; it is essential to the success of our community.

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