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St. Louis Office with Anna CrosslinAbout Us

The International Institute of St. Louis is a widely respected charitable organization that has been providing adjustment services to immigrants and refugees in the St. Louis region for more than 90 years. We offer a variety services for 7,000 new Americans from 75 countries each year. We help immigrants and their families become productive Americans and champion ethnic diversity as a cultural and economic strength. With the help of the Institute, many newcomers can achieve independence and make valuable contributions to the local economy. Learn more at www.iistl.org.

Hundreds of cultural groups also rely on the Institute for bridging services to link newcomers with the mainstream community. Barriers can sometimes arise due to cultural and language disparities, linguistic isolation, generational distinctions, and the impact of acculturation. Our annual Festival of Nations attracts 140,000 visitors to shady Tower Grove Park on the City's Southside each August. Learn more at www.festivalofnationsstl.org.

We also have extensive experience in workforce development solutions. In St. Louis, we train and place more than 400 job candidates annually. There is no fee charged to candidates or employers for our services.

In summer 2011 we were approached about our interest in expanding our highly acclaimed refugee services program to address the growing needs of refugees who had moved to Springfield, MO, in the past several years. The newcomers are primarily but not exclusively Burmese and Somali. In January 2012, we opened for service! Visit us at our office.

Paul Costigan, Program Coordinator
Anna E. Crosslin, President and CEO


The International Institute of St. Louis offers a variety of fee-based opportunities to help you more strongly link with internationals in your consumer, potential customer, and employee bases. Check out our following web pages for details about our excellent

Translation services
Workplace and Cross-Cultural Training , and
Consulting Services.