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    CIA Welcomes International Students

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    Your Global Destination for a Career in the Food Business

    If you’re an international student, we welcome you to discover how the CIA can connect you with a great career in the food industry! As a globally recognized leader, we’re dedicated to providing you with the world’s best culinary education. Join students from around the world—we welcome diversity of cultures and viewpoints, which only enhances the CIA experience for all students and faculty.

    Be sure to check out our International Student Viewbook, and get started by reviewing our international student admissions requirements.

    At the CIA, you’ll benefit from:

    • Earning a degree from a college with a renowned global reputation. Top employers in the food industry often look to hire CIA graduates first. As a senior talent acquisition manager for Hyatt Hotels Corporation noted: “You know that a CIA graduate is going to stand apart from a candidate from another school.”
    • Full-service support to help you succeed. This includes expert chef-instructors, personalized academic support, more than 2,000 internships, counseling programs, and a lifetime of free career services.
    • A fun and rewarding college experience. Choose from lots of student activities, events, clubs and organizations, and athletics.
    • Safety and security. Our campuses have 24-hour security personnel ready to address any emergency or issue. In addition, Hyde Park, where our New York campus is located, was ranked the fifth safest large town in New York.
    • Proximity to New York City. Home to some of the world’s most famous and acclaimed restaurants, New York City is only a two-hour drive away from our Hyde Park campus.
    • Membership in our more than 50,000 alumni network. Being a CIA graduate gives you exclusive networking resources that offer a wealth of career opportunities and connections. As CIA grad Fatima Ali ’11 of Pakistan, a past winner of Food Network’s Chopped, puts it: “The network of alumni is amazing! They can open doors and offer you opportunities you would otherwise never have.”

    We're Visiting Near You

    The CIA is touring college fairs and schools near your hometown. Meet with CIA admissions counselors in the following countries:

    Mexico     Canada

     

    CIA Students and Alumni Come from All Over the World

    Their journeys brought them to the CIA and led them to successful careers in food and hospitality. Learn more about CIA international students and alumni—read their stories, find out what they’re doing at the CIA, and check out their Facebook group >

  • Online Admissions Information Sessions for International Students

    Join us for an online admissions information session specifically designed for international students. During the presentation, you’ll learn about the college, admissions process, and available funding. You’ll receive information about our beautiful residential campus and learn all about being a student at the world’s premier culinary college. Bring your questions and speak to an international admissions representative live via webinar.

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  • Contact Us


    Stephen Sobierajsk
    Stephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—International Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1526
    Stephen.Sobierajski@culinary.edu

  • Enrique Olvera, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef/owner at Restaurante Pujol.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Enrique Olvera
    Owner, Grupo Enrique Olvera
    Chef Olvera was born in Mexico City but moved to the United States to enroll at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he graduated with an AOS degree in 1997. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from the college in 1999.
    Richard Sandoval, CIA alumni & on CIA's Board of Trustees, chef & owner of Modern Mexican Restaurant

    Alumni Spotlight

    Richard Sandoval
    Chef Owner
    After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Sandoval first gained the attention of New Yorkers with his successful modern French restaurants, Savann and Savann Est. Soon, though, it was time to return to his first love—the Mexican food of his childhood. He channeled that passion first into Maya, his flagship restaurant in New York, which is still going strong after more than 10 years.
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