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Spring 2018: CONSORTIUM - CIMBA, Italy
January 22, 2018 - April 14, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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Program Notes
The CIMBA program is NOT a UD study abroad or exchange program; hence it is very unlikely that UD students will be able to use UD scholarships and/or financial aid towards their CIMBA fees. Students participating in the CIMBA program are NOT eligible for IGS merit- or need-based scholarships.
Program Description
Program Overview

The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, in partnership with more than 30 other accredited public universities comprising the Consortium of Universities for International Study, offers students the opportunity to study abroad in Paderno del Grappa, Italy while taking business courses during the fall or spring semesters. Established in 1985, CIMBA offered its first semester program for undergraduate students in 2000 and now sends 700 students to Italy every year.

General Info / Student Life

The Program: CIMBA, the Consortium's affiliate organization in Italy , offers undergraduate programs in Paderna del Grappa , Italy, a small community 45 km north of Venice . The CIMBA campus includes classrooms, cafeteria, residence halls, computer labs, and modern athletic facilities.

The program's academic offerings go beyond traditional classroom content. Seminars in European culture, critical thinking, international relations and the European Union are integral components of the program. Additionally, guest speakers and company visits provide students with opportunities to meet international business leaders.

Language: Classes are taught in English by professors from the United States and around the world. You will receive credit for the courses from the credit-granting institution for the Consortium, the University of Iowa . Courses completed with a grade of “C” or better will transfer back to UD, where they can be used to satisfy business requirements and/or electives.

Calendar : Fall semester runs from early September through early December; spring semester runs mid-January through mid-April.

Visas and Passports: Students need a valid passport to enter Italy and remain for less than 90 days. The CIMBA program is shorter than 90 days so that a visa is not required for U.S. citizens. Students who choose to remain in Italy for more than 90 days for personal travel will have to obtain a visa from the appropriate Italian consulate before departing the U.S.

Transportation: A shuttle is available on the weekends and during breaks to transport students to the train station. Italian and other European trains are reliable, comfortable, reasonably priced and convenient.

Housing: Students are housed in residence halls in either single or double rooms. Most rooms have a private bath, bed, desk and closet
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
All students must enroll in the 0-credit course UNIV 550 (placeholder for this travel study experience).

CIMBA program courses are taught in English and can vary from semester to semester. The course offerings include introductory business courses as well as electives in Finance, Marketing, and Management. Courses completed with a grade of “C” or better will transfer back to UD, where they can be used to satisfy business requirements and/or electives. It is the student's responsibility to secure the necessary UD transfer credit permissions prior to departure, and to ensure that the host institution sends an official transcript to UD after completion of coursework.
Requirements

University of Delaware students who are sophomores or juniors in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics are eligible to apply. A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 is required.

Students must submit the online application by October 15 (for spring admission) or April 15 (for fall admission), as well as one letter of recommendation submitted online by a UD faculty member.

Students apply directly to CIMBA after receiving a nomination from the Advising Office in the Lerner College of Business and Economics.
Costs
Other important things to note:
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason.
The CIMBA program is NOT a UD study abroad or exchange program; hence it is very unlikely that UD students will be able to use UD scholarships and/or financial aid towards their CIMBA fees. Students who receive financial aid and/or scholarships should check with UD's Student Financial Services office regarding whether these funds can be applied to the CIMBA program. Applicants to the CIMBA program are also not eligible for IGS study abroad scholarships.

Students pay all fees directly to CIMBA. They do not pay a deposit or program fee to the Institute for Global Studies, or tuition to the University of Delaware. The CIMBA program fee covers tuition for up to 18 credits, housing, meal package (3 meals daily during regular class days and non-travel weekends), rental fee for books and materials, bus pass (covers several excursions during the semester as well as transportation to and from the train station for travel breaks), housekeeping & linen and towel fee, laundry tokens, and program-related excursions.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onOctober 15, 2017
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $0.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Jennifer Gregan
Faculty Director
Business Administration
118 Lerner Hall
302-831-4628
greganj@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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