We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

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  • Find out about conditional acceptance at CIA for international students
  • International Conditional Acceptance

    Improve Your English Proficiency

    If you need help with your English before attending the CIA, we have some great resources for you. Enroll in any one of the CIA partner programs below to boost your English proficiency:

    Before you enroll in an English language program, you must first:

    • Demonstrate sufficient financial resources required for CIA study.
    • Submit your CIA application along with a letter indicating your intention to attend a language school prior to attending the CIA.

    Once you have submitted all documentation to the CIA, we will review your file and inform you of conditional acceptance to the CIA. If you are approved, you must enroll at one of the three partner language schools as soon as possible. Following successful completion of the language school program, submit a certificate of completion to the CIA to receive full acceptance.

    Students who have received their certificate of completion must enroll at one of CIA’s three campuses on the next available entry date, which will be determined by an admissions counselor. Please view the Enrollment Schedule to learn more.

    If you have any questions, please contact Associate Director of International Admissions Stephen Sobierajski at 845-451-1526 or Stephen.Sobierajski@culinary.edu.

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    Stephen Sobierajsk
    Stephen Sobierajski
    Associate Director—International Admissions
    Office: 845-451-1526