The CIA San Antonio is a unique education and research center dedicated to raising the profile of Latin American cuisines and culinary traditions. When students are immersed in San Antonio campus life, there are plenty of ways to get the most out of their experience. Students can hang out with classmates at the Pearl complex or browse the local Farmers' Market. The area boasts a vibrant dining scene and retail shops. Students can also engage with the local community at special events like Tamales at Pearl, Paella Challenge, and Fiesta, or at the San Antonio's world-famous River Walk. The walk is lined with restaurants and shops; its pathways, waterfalls, and outdoor art invite endless exploration. CIA San Antonio also hosts annual Latin Flavors, American Kitchens and Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids conferences right on campus.
We encourage students to take advantage of on-campus student clubs to pursue personal interests, meet other students, and hone professional skills. Signups and information about the changing slate of clubs are posted in the library, and a calendar of campus events is available on CIA Main Menu, the student web portal. Only current CIA students, faculty, and staff are permitted to take part in student clubs. In addition, all active clubs must keep minutes and have a faculty or staff advisor. For more information about current clubs, or to learn more about starting a new club, contact the student services manager or visit CIA Main Menu.