University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2019: CONSORTIUM - CIMBA, Italy

Program Dates January 21, 2019 - April 12, 2019
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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. However, Students may qualify for scholarships and/or financial aid from CIMBA. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the financial awards offered by CIMBA.

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. Student will participate in the CIMBA Advantage Program, a series of lectures and events which capture the spirit of CIMBA and are focused on CIMBA’s goals, basic beliefs, and cultural exploration. Many of these meetings will take place within the first two weeks students are on campus to help them adapt to their time abroad. Others will be spaced throughout the semester. 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.

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.

UNIV 550-011: Study Abroad - CONSORTIUM - CIMBA, Italy (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

Contact Information:
Jennifer Gregan
Faculty Director
Business Administration
118 Lerner Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on October 15, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on October 15, 2018

Interest Meetings:

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