SAN FRANCISCOIS OUR CAMPUS
The city of San Francisco is our campus, our classroom, and our community.
The Antidote to Competition andIndividualism
Zoe Bender is an organizer and activist who is earning her MFA in Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts.
What isintegral education?
Students come to CIIS with different educational goals, but they share a passion for ideas they can put to work in fulfilling careers.
Information for Prospective Students
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CIIS is located in the heart of San Francisco, within a short walk of top-notch restaurants, galleries, museums, cultural attractions, and nightlife.
Resources and statistics about safety on the CIIS campus and in the local neighborhood.
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CIIS strives to promote a dialogue on difference, and develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect a commitment to the diversity of the world’s cultures and spiritual traditions.
Learn about our accomplished core and adjunct faculty.
International students make up about 10 percent of CIIS' total student body. We currently have students representing more than 25 countries and six continents.
Check out our photostream of what's happening on campus.
Shah, a professor in the School of Undergraduate Studies at CIIS, discusses Integral Education: "I don't think students who enter the program necessarily come with an understanding of what 'integral' is, I think they come knowing that there is some gap in an educational system."
"When people get here, they start to create some language around what they have felt before but haven't been able to name. And I think that's what 'integral' is."
In November 2013 CIIS partnered with Highground Hackers to provide mentorship and educational resources for the Highground Hackathon for Mental Health. The event was held at the Rackspace co-working space Geekdom.
CIIS Women's Spirituality Alum Marisa Manriquez talks about why she chose CIIS, why she chose her program, what it was like to move from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, and how her education has informed her work and career.
Faculty of the Clinical Psychology Program discuss the differences between the PsyD program and a master's in counseling psychology program.
CIIS PhD students Sam Mackey and Elizabeth McAnally discuss Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) and why they chose this doctoral program at CIIS, with PCC Program Coordinator Aaron Weiss.