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Congratulations to Newest Hospitality Training Program Graduates

Accepting an award on behalf of Hilton’s DoubleTree Suites at the International Institute of Boston’s Hospitality Training Program (HTP) graduation on August 14, Director of Human Resources Monica Hurd highlights an important quality of the program participants. “Each student has his own unique background and set of skills that will help him [or her] in […]

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Evening Program Celebration, June 2015

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 marked the culmination of IIB’s 2015 Evening English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program. IIB hosted a celebration to honor students’ hard work, dedication, and remarkable progress. (Check out our photo albums of the event on Facebook and Google+.) The IIB Evening ESOL Program teaches college and career readiness adult learners from […]

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Hospitality Training Program Graduates 18 Hard-working IIB Students

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HTP grad 1It’s that time of year! Balloons and cakes wishing graduates congratulations are everywhere these days. The International Institute of Boston is no exception. On Friday, June 19th, eighteen students graduated from the International Institute of Boston’s Hospitality Training Program ready and eager to begin their careers in Boston’s bustling hotel industry. At the graduation ceremony, […]

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Summer 2015 Community Resource Fair a Success

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast week, International Institute of Boston’s Bridges to Business and Resource Clinic program coordinators – as well as representatives from service-providing agencies throughout the community – convened at IIB to increase awareness of the many programs and services available to immigrants throughout the Greater Boston area. Agencies in attendance included the Irish International Immigrant Center, […]

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IIB Celebrates World Refugee Day

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Friday, June 12th, the International Institute of New England celebrated World Refugee Day at its office at the New American Center in Lynn. Staff and IIB clients attended the event to celebrate the United Nations-designated holiday, which exists for nations, organizations, and individuals to stand in support of the world’s refugees. Today’s refugee crisis […]

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IIB Evening Program Students Cheer on Boston Red Sox

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IIB and Red SoxOn Friday, June 5th, 23 Evening Program students and their guests attended the Red Sox game against the Oakland Athletics. Watching the baseball game gave students insight into one of the great American pastimes. To see the home team win in the shadow of the Green Monster was heartwarming, as students were able to connect […]

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IIB Participates in 2015 Walk for Hunger

On Sunday, May 3rd, the International Institute of Boston participated in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger – the first year we did so as an organization. It was a wonderful opportunity for community-building as almost 30 staff, students, and IIB friends completed some or all of the Walk’s 20 miles to raise awareness of the […]

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Congrats to the First IIB Citizenship Graduates!

This year introduced the first citizenship program at the International Institute of Boston. Fourteen eager immigrants took classes with instructor Katrina Keegan to navigate the naturalization process, prepare for the naturalization interview, increase their reading and writing skills, and understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizens. Last Thursday, April 2nd, we celebrated the individuals […]

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