Semester in Italy
CIMBA Italy Programs
Fall and Spring Semester and Summer Study Abroad
Business, Leadership & Communications
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
At the base of the Dolomite Mountains, just 1 hour north of Venice
This site contains additional information for Virginia Tech students.
Be sure to visit the study abroad office at
526 Prices Fork Road, room 131
International Affairs Offices
Blacksburg, VA 24061 (mail code 0378)
We are currently accepting applications for our undergraduate spring semester program. Our preferred application date is October 15, but we will continue to accept applications until the program fills. Here are some details about our upcoming semester:
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!
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!
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.