La Mirada, California is home for main campus of Cook School of Intercultural Studies (CSICS). As part of Biola University, CSICS is situated in the heart of Southern California, just a short drive from beautiful beaches, world-renowned entertainment venues and a wealth of diverse cultural and ministry opportunities. As one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the world, Southern California is also brimming with ministry potential. Biola literally has the nations at its doorstep, giving students a chance to interact and share the love of Jesus with people from all sorts of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Biola’s campus rests on the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties, putting students just minutes from all that Southern California has to offer. Surfing and sunbathing are a mere 25 miles away. Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are even closer.
Half an hour up the freeway in Los Angeles, students can catch TV tapings, peruse the Getty Center’s vast art collection or soak up live music at historic theaters and concert halls. Baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer fans can find major-league entertainment throughout the year.
A campus visit is a valuable tool for helping you decide if CSICS is right for you. While visiting the campus, you can check out the different university amenities, and set up a meeting with an admissions counselor or faculty member.