Contact Us





111 E Kirby St

Detroit, MI 48202


 9 AM - 5PM




Located in Detroit’s vibrant University-Cultural Center / Midtown District, north of Downtown Detroit and just south of the New Center Area.

The International Institute is located across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts and the College for Creative Studies.

Within walking distance:

  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Main Detroit Public Library
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Wayne State University
  • University of Michigan Detroit Center


  • Michigan State University Detroit Center
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Orchestra Hall
  • Wright Museum
  • Michigan Science Center
  • and many more museums, businesses, offices, and residences.


There is limited street parking on E. Kirby (metered) and on John R. (not metered) . A large public surface parking lot (fee charged) 400 feet south of the Institute, with an entrance on the east side of John R.


Parking is available in the Institute’s staff parking lot (immediately west of the building)  with advance permission, only


Due to limited space, only authorized cars are allowed to park here.


Staff and Board of Directors of the Institute
Staff of the DIA
Authorized tenents of IIMD
Guests on authorized daily list


The City of Detroit Parking Enforcement strictly monitors the street parking for expired meters, parking too close to intersections or driveways, unauthorized parking in handicap spots, etc.

Snow and Emergency Building Closing Policy

Unless otherwise notified, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit will be closed whenever the Detroit Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Please consult local news outlets or the Detroit Public Schools website to learn whether the Detroit Public Schools will close due to weather. If the International Institute building is closed, it is closed for all staff, volunteers, teachers, tenants, room renters, contractors, students, clients, and visitors. All classes and appointments are canceled. The International Cafe is closed for the day. Maintenance employees may be present in the building for building operation purposes, only. Please do not ask maintenance employees to allow you access to the building if the building is closed.