Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Lina Castellanos Hermberg, CIA Associate Professor—Foreign Language

Faculty Bio: Lina Castellanos Hermberg

Liberal Arts
Associate Professor—Foreign Language

MEd, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. Licenciatura en Español e Inglés, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

Professional Background:
Spanish Instructor, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY; University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI; Carthage College, Kenosha, WI. Teaching Assistant, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT). American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Target Language Expert (TLE) fellowship, Carthage College.

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