Events, Visits, and Resources for International Students

  • Virtual Campus Visits and Events just for International Students

    Get an Up-close Look at the CIA from Home

    There’s no better way to see what the CIA has to offer international students than to visit one of our campuses—and we’re now bringing the CIA experience to the comfort of your home. Check out an informative tour conducted by our admissions staff or join us for an online event showcasing our international admissions requirements and resources.

  • Everything You’d Expect from a Campus Visit—Tour the CIA Online!


    Quick Campus Overview

    See the highlights of our beautiful, riverside campus in this one-minute video.


    Guided Tour of Campus

    Go behind the scenes with a guided tour of our main campus.


    Become the Best of the Best

    Hear why top food and hospitality companies continually look to hire CIA grads—they’re the best of the best.


    International Student Info Session

    Learn about academics, student life, careers in food, international requirements, visas, and how to apply to the CIA.


    International Student: Jehan

    CIA culinary arts student Jehan Luth tells us why he chose The Culinary Institute of America.


    Student Clubs

    Clubs are a great way to find students who share your interests—check out ours!


    Faculty Panel

    Join our panel of expert faculty to talk about the CIA’s exciting college degrees, restaurant experiences, and some of the very cool courses you’ll be taking!


    Hospitality Management Program

    No one does food and beverage education better than the CIA! Learn how the CIA can help you launch a successful career managing hotels, running restaurants, planning events, and more.


    Cooking Demo

    Get a taste of what you’ll learn as a CIA culinary student—perfect technique and the “why” behind the recipe. Get the full recipe here.

    New York Campus - Interactive Campus Map

    Interactive Campus Map

    Take a look inside our residence halls, academic facilities, student commons, and more!


    How to Apply

    Watch step-by-step instructions for international students to apply using CIA's easy online form.


    Baking Demo

    Learn the perfect piping technique—get a taste of what you’ll learn as a CIA baking and pastry student.

  • Important Information to Read

    Understanding CIA’s Application Process

    Prospective students, read a quick guide on what’s needed to pursue your dream: application steps, requirements, financial planning, and FAQs by international students.

    Read Application Process Brochure

    Preparing for Your Arrival to the CIA

    Applied students, read our guide on how to make your arrival CIA easy with a to-do checklist, visa application plan, travel tips, contact info, and other information.

    Read Preparation for Arrival Guide

  • Educators—We’re Here for You

    Learn about the CIA’s college degrees available. Help your students college search by contacting us to set up a personalized presentation for your classroom or a one-on-one meeting.

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    Application Requirements for International Students

    Applying to the world’s best culinary college is easy, but the CIA has specific admissions requirements for international students.

    Read Requirements

  • Find Your Counselor

    Use our online form to find your personal counselor—then schedule an appointment. Our counselors are ready to help with all your questions, discuss financial aid, and make your application process easy! Find your counselor now >

  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068