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Cimba: Italy Programs

Fall, Spring, and Summer Study Abroad

Fall and Spring Semester and Summer Study Abroad

Business, Leadership & Communications

Located at the base of the Dolomite Mountains, the CIMBA program is located in the quaint Italian town of Paderno del Grappa, just an hour north of Venice. CIMBA is widely-recognized for its business and leadership-oriented semester and summer study abroad programs. Led by the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (AACSB accredited), CIMBA offers rigorous, high quality, professional courses taught in English. Programs are designed to provide students with a meaningful international experience while allowing them to remain on track for graduation. 

The CIMBA Advantage

  • Take courses in business, journalism, communication, and Italian during the fall, spring, or summer term. 
  • Explore Italy and Europe during built-in travel breaks! 
  • Participate in cultural activities like pizza and pasta making, company tours, gourmet dinners, and more! 
  • Grow personally and professionally through CIMBA’s unique leadership development program offered on semester programs. 

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We are currently accepting applications for our undergraduate summer and fall semester program. Our preferred application date is February 15th for Summer 2020 and April 15th for Fall 2020, but we will continue to accept applications until the program fills. Here are some details about our upcoming semester:

For more information regarding application requirements, deadlines, & financial aid, visit http://cimbaitaly.com/study-abroad-admission-aid/

Be sure to visit the study abroad office at: 

526 Prices Fork Road, room 131
International Affairs Offices
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (mail code 0378)
Phone: 540-231-5888
Fax: 540-231-5164

Semester Program

Semester programs last 12 weeks and coincide with semester schedules at U.S. universities. The fall program runs from the first week of September until mid December. The spring program runs from the the end of January until mid- April.
Semester students will have 25+ independent travel days to explore the rest of Italy and Europe, including a weeklong travel break and 2 extended travel weekends. In addition, CIMBA provides cultural immersion activities throughout the week, including company tours, gourmet dinners, and pizza making. More information

Students take 12-18 credit hours while attending CIMBA. Classes are delivered in English and are designed to be international in flavor and to satisfy core or elective requirements in business education. The program is accredited by the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (AACSB). Courses are listed on the Courses tab to your left or can be found on the CIMBA website!

Summer Program

The summer program lasts 4 weeks and students take 2 classes for 6 credit hours. More details are available on the program website www.cimbaitaly.com
Students select 2 courses, 6 units of coursework. Classes are delivered in English and are designed to be international in flavor and to satisfy core or elective requirements in business education. The program is accredited by the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (AACSB). Courses are listed on the Courses tab to your left or can be found on the CIMBA website!

Visit the CIMBA website!

CIMBA provides all-inclusive tuition, as well as financial aid & scholarship options.  For more information on program costs, please visit: http://cimbaitaly.com/program-costs-payments/

All students read the following:

Many, but not all, courses offered at CIMBA will transfer to VT. Make sure, by completing the paperwork before you go. All Virginia Tech prerequisites must be satisfied for any course taken at CIMBA. Courses are offered subject to demand. CIMBA tries to offer the core business courses every semester but actual course offerings will vary from semester to semester. The following list includes summer and full-semester courses.

All Virginia Tech students must complete an Application To Take Courses Elsewhere form which is available online or in 1046 Pamplin. This will let you transfer courses from CIMBA to Virginia Tech.

You should talk to an academic adviser at Virginia Tech to make sure you can stay on schedule to graduate while studying abroad. With a little planning you can study at CIMBA and graduate on time. You can take several of the courses required for the Pamplin College of Business International Business Minor while at CIMBA.

Class offerings vary by semester. CIMBA tries to offer a core set of classes, but check the CIMBA website for the actual courses offered in the semester you want to attend.

For further information on course transfers and transcripts, students should visit the Virginia Tech – CIMBA & Your University page.

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