International Institute of Wisconsin


The International Institute of Wisconsin, established in 1936, assists immigrants and refugees in transitioning into the community by offering programming and support services. From immigration and social services to refugee resettlement, the Institute promotes international cooperation, understanding, and a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural perspective.




International Institute of Wisconsin Announces World Citizen Celebration Award Recipients


The International Institute of Wisconsin (IIW) presented its annual awards at the World Citizen Celebration dinner on Sat., May 3. The following people were recognized for having played a leadership role in shaping the IIW and its commitment to the local and global communities:


  • • Drs. Laurel and Brian Bear, Volunteers with the Global Medical Brigade: World Citizen Award
  • • Lupe Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS): World Citizen Award
  • • Aprik Weitzer, Armenian Graphic Artist: Expressive Cultural Heritage Award
  • • International Crane Foundation: Corporate Citizens Award