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Food is Fun

The great thing about being a CIA student is that, even when you step outside the kitchen or classroom, there’s still so much to do that revolves around the love of your life—food. Whether you’re living in the more traditional college environment of the Hyde Park, NY campus or in the close-knit campus community at Greystone in the Napa Valley, there are plenty of activities for continued learning, networking, or just plain fun. Off-campus housing is readily available and convenient to the CIA at San Antonio.

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CIA Main Campus—The Total College Experience

So you want to get a world-class culinary education and have the fun experience of being a student on a true college campus? The CIA in Hyde Park, NY is the place to do it. Here there’s everything you want in a rich college life—sports, clubs, student events, and lots of other fun things to do. There’s a great rec center, and hangin’ out with friends in the Courtside Café or on the deck along the Hudson River. There are local bike trails, hiking paths, and ski slopes, as well as diverse area restaurants, clubs, and theaters. It’s a dynamic collegiate atmosphere, and you’ll be immersed in it.

Campus Life in New York

Clubs: Putting the “Life” in Student Life
Campus clubs are an excellent way to connect with people who share your interests. There’s the Alliance Club that celebrates student diversity, the Gourmet Society for exploring world cuisine and gourmet foods, the Eta Sigma Delta international honor society, and many more.

The Sporting Life
Students are taking to the fields and courts to help build a proud tradition of intercollegiate athletics at the college. The CIA is pleased to offer four competitive sports opportunities—intercollegiate soccer, basketball, cross-country, and tennis. Or, you can get involved in the college’s various intramural sports, fitness programs, or recreational activities.

Your Heart Drives Your Interests, Your Passions Drives Your Success.Living at the CIA
Lifelong friends and memories—that’s what you get when you live on campus. As a CIA student, you enjoy the full campus experience in our residence halls and lodges. It’s a great way to round out your college life—and your social life!

Meal Plan Extraordinaire
Food is a big part of your life, so you’re really going to love this meal plan. The food you’ll be eating on a daily basis offers a full breadth of global cuisines, a variety you simply won’t find at other culinary schools. It’s like an on-campus international food court.

The Stars Come Out
You’ll have many opportunities to learn from—and sometimes even rub elbows with—some of the greatest stars of the food world. Students lined the aisles for legendary Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, packed the house for celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, and camped out in the wee hours to attend the Bocuse d’Or USA competition.

Vibrant Community
The college has its share of great options for fun and exploration in the surrounding area. There’s New York City, orchards and farms, historic sites, rock climbing—you’ll never be short of exciting off-campus activities at the CIA.

Campus Life in California

Student Activities Abound
When you’re immersed in the Greystone experience, there are plenty of ways to become involved. You can hang out with roommates at one of our two Vineyard Lodges or in the on-campus Guest House. Activities like the Student Garden Project, Edible Explorations student club, and family meal give you the chance to connect with peers. You’ll also be right in the middle of amazing events like the annual Worlds of Flavor® Conference & Festival.

Fun in the Napa Valley
At Greystone, you’re a short ride away from San Francisco, world-class vineyards, hot air ballooning, and much more in this renowned wine and
food region.

Campus Life in Texas

A Vibrant Learning Environment
Located on the San Antonio River just north of downtown, the CIA San Antonio attracts a unique blend of future chefs, food lovers, and established culinary leaders. The campus is part of the historic Pearl Brewery site, which features an exciting array of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Off-campus housing is readily available and convenient to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio.


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