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 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • 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 the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Dr. Nilsa Rodruiguez-Jaca, CIA Professor—Foreign Languages

Faculty Bio: Dr. Nilsa Rodríguez-Jaca

Liberal Arts
Professor—Liberal Arts
PhD, MA, State University of New York at Albany; Advanced doctoral course work, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Málaga, Spain; BA, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Professional Background:

Instructor, State University of New York at New Paltz; Inter-American University of San Juan, Graduate School of Humanistic Studies, Puerto Rico; Union College, Schenectady, NY; State University of New York at Albany; College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.

Curso Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Award, 1994. Graduate Fellowship, SUNY Albany.

Modern Language Association. Latin American Studies Association. Puerto Rican Studies Association. Association for the Study of Food and Culture.

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