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CIMBA Italy Program

CIMBA Italy Program
Study abroad in Italy - take business and engineering courses in Italy!
Location: 
Paderno del Grappa, Italy
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Summer
Academic Disciplines: 
Accounting
Business
Communication Studies
Economics
Engineering
Finance
International Business
Management & Leadership
Marketing
Program Type: 
Summer Non-Faculty Led
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Take business courses in English that are pre-approved to transfer back to KU (engineering courses also offered on the 4-week summer program)
  • Live in beautiful Paderno del Grappa, an Italian village located at the base of the Italian Alps (an hour from Venice)
  • 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
Program Summary: 

CIMBA, a consortium of 36 univerities from across the US, 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. In addition to business courses, CIMBA also offers engineering and several elective courses during its 4-week summer program. Programs are designed to provide students with a meaningful international experience while allowing them to remain on track for graduation. Students and faculty are drawn from consortium member universities such as the University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Colorado, University of Nebraska, University of Delaware and many more.

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 the opportunity to expand their cultural and professional network.

CIMBA also offers optional leadership and certificate programs to enhance student's skills and resumes while abroad during semester programs. It 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.

Fall 2018 Calendar

Spring 2019 Calendar

Summer 2019 Calendar

Location: 

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.  CIMBA’s northern location offers 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. 

Paderno is located just 45 minutes from one of Europe’s leading low-cost airlines in Treviso, the number one hub of Ryanair. Ryanair offers extremely affordable tickets with direct flights to Paris, Brussels, London, Dublin, Budapest, and many more cities. Students also can take overnight trains to Vienna or Munich.

Paderno del Grappa is in the heart of Italy’s Veneto Region, which is home to a powerful business community that boasts more than 450,000 companies. The region, with its major cities of Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Treviso, is home to prominent Italian-borne corporations that have become major exporters, including Benetton, Diesel, NorthFace, Tecnica, and more. CIMBA's location and long-standing networks gives students the opportunity to visit these international businesses through company tours.

Beyond the Veneto Region, students travel throughout Italy and absorb the rich history, culture and economics of Siena, Florence, Rome and more. Italy is home to one of the ten largest economies in the world, making it an ideal place to immerse oneself not only in art, politics, but also in international business.

 

 

Academic Information: 

CIMBA students enroll in 12-18 credits during semester programs and 5-6 credits during the summer program. 

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

Spring 2019 Course Offerings

Summer 2019 Course Offerings

 

Housing: 

The CIMBA program is located on an enclosed campus with complete facilities. Students are housed in double-occupancy residence hall rooms with private baths. Single rooms are available for an additional fee.  The full-service facility also includes classrooms, a cafeteria, computer and language labs, and athletic facilities including indoor swimming pools, cardio and weight room, and gymnasium. The CIMBA staff office is located on-campus as well and accessible to all students.

Eligibility: 

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

Further Reading: 

For more information contact:

Kate Gerken, Program Coordinator
Office of Study Abroad
108 Lippincott
Phone: 785-864-3742
Email:kategerken@ku.edu
Website: www.cimbaitaly.com 

Add Course: 
Specialized Reporting & Writing: Travel Writing
JMC3400
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

Announcements

Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu
 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The financial aid officer will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

 

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