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CIMBA Italy Program

CIMBA Italy Program
Study abroad in Italy - taking classes in business, communication, leadership, and more. Semester, summer, undergraduate, graduate, and MBA opportunities available.
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Disciplines: 
Communication Studies
International Business
Management & Leadership
Program Type: 
Summer Non-Faculty Led
Semester or Academic Year
  • Study business or communications in Italy
  • Take courses in English
  • No Italian language proficiency required
Program Summary: 

CIMBA is an internationally-recognized academic institute that trains future professional leaders. Through the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (AACSB accredited), CIMBA offers semester, summer, and graduate study abroad opportunities with rigorous, high quality, professional courses taught in English. Courses focus in the areas of Business, Journalism, Leadership, Engineering, and Communication Studies. These programs are designed to provide students with a meaningful international experience while allowing them to remain on track for graduation.


The campus is located in the picturesque town of Paderno del Grappa, Italy, at the base of the Dolomite Mountains, just 25 miles north of Venice. Winding, cobblestone streets, lush gardens, rolling hills and expansive villas characterize the region.

A CIMBA education goes beyond traditional classroom content. Seminars in European culture, international relations and etiquette are integral components of the CIMBA program. Likewise, a variety of guest speakers provide students with the opportunity to network with international and commercial leaders. Students have the opportunity to participate in cultural cooking classes, art tours, musical events, presentations on international business and living and working abroad. Tours of local companies also are a valuable feature of every program that offer students a chance to expand their cultural and professional network.

A key component of the program's philosophy is the dedication to an environment that minimizes separation between instructor and student. Professors share in the experience of everyday student life where continual learning is encouraged and enhanced. Class sizes are kept small to create a more personal experience for each individual student.

CIMBA’s northern location offers students easy access to explore Italy and the rest of Europe and the program offers a multitude of extended travel weekends and breaks to enhance learning outside the classroom. During the semester program, students receive over 25 days to travel independently.

CIMBA also offers optional leadership and certificate programs to enhance student's skills and resumes while abroad. This program is at the very forefront of its field, using the newest advancements in neuroscience and technology to enhance personal and professional development.  Students are given the opportunity to participate in and earn certification for this executive-level training.

Academic Information: 

The CIMBA program is located on an enclosed campus with complete facilities. Students are housed in single or double dormitory rooms, all with private bath. The full-service facility also includes classrooms, a cafeteria, residence halls, computer and language labs, and modern athletic facilities including indoor swimming pools, cardio and weight room, and gymnasium. The CIMBA staff office is located within the same buildings as the dorms and is accessible to all students.


See the CIMBA webpage for admission requirements: http://cimbaitaly.com/admission-requirements/

Further Reading: 

For more information contact:

Leslie Hazlett, Program Coordinator
School of Business
351 Summerfield Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-7526
Email: lhazlett@ku.edu
Website: www.cimbaitaly.com 

Add Course: 
Specialized Reporting & Writing: Travel Writing
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 


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