About Us - A Detroit Treasure Since 1919


"We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions, bound together by a single unity,

 the unity of freedom and equality." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Many nationalities, many creeds, one country!"

Motto of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit


Global Journeys Summer Day Camp

The Global Journeys Summer Day Camp runs from June 22 - August 28, 2015, Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program will be held at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit,  at 111 E. Kirby, in Detroit. The children will be surrounded by cultural and ethnic history. The daily activities will include: The youth will learn about lifestyles, holidays, religions, languages, and folktales of different ethnic groups. The curriculum will include basic communication in different languages, arts and crafts from different cultures, dance, songs and playing instruments from different countries, learning indoor and outdoor games, and experiencing stage performances with cultural attire. A variety of workshops will feature cultural presentations, hands-on activities, field trips and museum visitations, ethnic neighborhood touring, and art classes, all emphasizing the diversity of world cultures. COSTS: Children, ages 7-13, are eligible for the Global Journeys Summer Day-Camp. Youth aged 14 - 17 are eligible for the International Youth Leadership Program. The fees for Global Journeys Summer Day-Camp are: $100/child for one week, $250/child for three weeks, $25.00/child per day. The fees cover workshop training and materials, as well as a light lunch and two of four field trips/excursions. Each additional field trip with lunch is $25.00 extra. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required. Full fees are due upon the 1st day of the program. Discount rates are available for 2 or more children. Checks or money orders are payable to the "International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit." For more information, please contact Nada Dalgamouni at (313) 871-8600 ext. 226, nada@iimd.org

Evening ESL Class

In addition to our regular daytime classes, we now have evening ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, every Monday, from 6 PM - 8 PM. Please call (313) 871-8600 for information or to register.

Citizenship Program

Enroll now for a free pathway to citizenship for legal permanent residents. The International Institute offers classes, in association with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to assist in preparation for the Citizenship Test and to assist in filling out the N-400 form to apply for U.S. citizenship. Classes take place in Pontiac, Hamtramck, Macomb County, Troy, and Southwest Detroit, with more locations coming soon. To register or for more information, please call (313) 871-8600, Ext. 234. Additional information may be found at this weblink:  http://www.iimd.org/?q=node/1884 

International Cafe Restaurant

The award-winning International Cafe restaurant is located in the lower level of the International Institute Building, at 111 East Kirby, Detroit, Michigan. It is open to the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., when food is served by a friendly and helpful staff.

Please Donate

The International Institute needs your help. Please donate. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and a State of Michigan non-profit corporation. Check with your tax professional to determine what portion of your donation may be tax deductible. Since 1919, the International Institute, in cooperation with the US government, has assisted low income immigrants and refugees, as well as native Detroiters, with legal services, citizenship classes, English language classes, GED classes, social work assistance, job training and placement, new business development, translation and interpretation services, new citizen swearing-in ceremonies, as well as with programs for adults and youth to learn about foreign languages, music, dance, costumes, and cultures from around the world. Many of the clients we serve today have fled war, famine, poverty, slavery, dictatorships, and corrupt regimes in distant lands around the world and arrive in Detroit with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. With our help, most become productive and patriotic US citizens who become positive additions to our country. A significant portion of Metro Detroit's population has been assisted directly or indirectly by the Institute over the past 96 years. Any money donated to the International Institute will be put to good use, as we are an extremely efficient organization, with little overhead compared to the money spent directly on services. Much of our staff is made up of volunteers. Due to the very poor economy in Detroit, our traditional sources of donations and funding have been reduced and we can use support from new donors. Please help. Please make checks payable to "International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc." and mail to: Mr. Wojciech Zolnowski; Executive Director; International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit; 111 E KIRBY; DETROIT, MI 48202 USA.

Address:  111 E. Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 USA Phone: (313) 871-8600Fax: (313) 871-1651

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Please join us on Noel Night, December 5, 2015

      at the International Institute
     111 East Kirby, Detroit
International Festival - October 9, 10, 11, 2015 
        UN Day - October 24, 2015 

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