CIA Welcomes International Students

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    Your Global Destination for a Career in Food

    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.

    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 >

    Ready to Apply for Admission?

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  • Upcoming Online Events

    There are no open house events at this time. Please check out our other offerings.


    Can’t Attend an Online Info Session?

    Live online info sessions are a great way to learn about the CIA. If you can’t attend one of these events, watch this on-demand session. If you have questions, students may also e-mail Stephen directly at Stephen.Sobierajski@culinary.edu. We’re here to help make your CIA college dream come true!

  • International Students Can Apply to CIA Graduate Programs

    If you already hold a bachelor’s degree, consider either our food business program (online) or our wine and beverage management program (online). Learn more about our graduate programs.

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  • Contact Us

    Stephen Sobierajsk, Associate Director—International AdmissionsStephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—International Admissions

    Specializes in assisting international students

    Contact Stephen to set up a presentation for your classroom or a one-on-one meeting

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    Maneet Chauhan ’00
    Partner and President, Morph Hospitality Group
    “I received so much support from the faculty. I had an amazing time at the CIA. The CIA was and still is my Disneyland.”
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    Riddhi Venkateshwaran
    Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts Management
    “My chef could see that the kitchen was where my heart was and he told me, ‘If you want to be a chef someday, go to the CIA’ and that was it.”
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