Columbia International University (CIU) is multidenominational and dedicated to educating people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. At CIU, we believe in and practice "total life training" which engages the head, the heart, and the hands. We refer to this philosophy as our Educational Triad. Head: Strive for academic excellence with the Bible at the core of all learning. Heart: Grow in maturity in Christ. Hands: Practice skills related to personal and vocational goals in the community away from the classroom.