Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

Spring Institute was founded in 1979 to provide intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) training for international students. Within a year, Spring Institute began working within the emerging refugee resettlement network, primarily to meet the English-language and pre-employment needs of these newcomers.

Since its founding, Spring Institute has grown substantially and currently provides programs and services in adult education, ESL, intercultural communications, health literacy, interpretation and translation, immigration legal services, and career development. Our programs and advocacy efforts build pathways to success for individuals – including refugees and immigrants – and the organizations that serve and employ them.