CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program

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A Smart Investment that Creates Worldwide Connections: CIMBA (in English, pronounced chim – buh) offers dynamic, personal, and affordable study abroad, programs, taught English and backed by the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tipp... read more

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I learned about how easy it is (plus some of the challenges) to travel internationally. It is an eye-opening experience, but it has given me a strong interest and confidence in exploring other countries and learning about other cultures. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
February 21, 2020 Top Decision Of My Life
Studying abroad empowered me as a young woman in business and left an impact across many aspects of my life. My experience proved to me that I could go to an unfamiliar place by myself, feeling unprepared and unsure of what may lie ahead and come out of it having even more of a desire to explore new places and embrace the unkno... - West Virginia University View Entire Review
Always keep an open mind - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
I learned valuable life skills of immersing myself in a new culture, finding ways to communicate with people who speak a different language, and navigating my way through different countries while traveling. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
Attending CIMBA was honestly one of the best decisions of my life. It was such a good combination of challenging classes, traveling, leadership opportunities, and being immersed in the Italian culture. I learned so much about myself and grew tremendously as an individual. I visited numerous cities and countries that I still cann... - Mount Mercy College View Entire Review
I learned about myself and my leadership abilities. How to work with others of different backgrounds and form relationships. - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota View Entire Review
sense of individual, love of travel, independence, self confidence - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
CIMBA was 100% worthwhile. I have learned so much about myself and a global perspective that will help me in my career and other aspects of my life. The extracurriculars they provide help shape your perceptions around new concepts - Iowa State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
It was incredibly worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and am much more confident in my abilities. I learned a lot about different cultures and how to act in them. I learned life skills in traveling, understanding different languages and trying new experiences. I wouldn't be who I am without my study abroad experience. Now... - University of Iowa View Entire Review
It was the best thing I have ever done.. I learned a ton of things, but the most worthwhile part of the trip was meeting lifelong friends and experiencing the same challenges together. - University of Nebraska- Lincoln View Entire Review
Past Review Cimba To Rememba
Yes. I learned that I can be independent and in foreign countries with strangers and be completely okay. I got to see so much and had the most fun I have ever had. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Yes definitely. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
I gained countless new friendships as well as memories. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
The culture is new and different. Traveling is the best medicine It was worth every single dollar - University of Kansas View Entire Review
Generally speaking, any stranger on this earth has more in common with you than not, and most people will try to help you given the chance. Really, it was so good to know that you can find a community anywhere you live. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
I had an awesome experience with the CIMBA program. The staffs in both Iowa and Italy were so easy to work with and always had my best interests at heart. The program was a perfect mix of fun, learning, travel and cultural experiences. Wouldn't trade my time at CIMBA for anything. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
I learned more about myself and about life then I ever would have imagined. I would go back and do it all again in a heart beat - University of Nebraska - Lincoln View Entire Review
This experience gave me the best times of my life (so far). From learning a language, to learning the culture, to getting lost in foreign cities, I feel that every single aspect of the CIMBA program will benefit me for the rest of my life. I not only grew as a person, but i left with 75 new family members as well! - Furman University View Entire Review
Patience, adaptability, dozens of friends - University of Kansas View Entire Review
Very much. - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
Don't expect everything to go as planned, live for the moment, and enjoy everything you do! It was definitely worthwhile! - University of Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
Studying abroad was an amazing experience. I'd definitely say CIMBA was more geared towards giving you the opportunity to travel than living with Italians, but getting to see 9 different countries in 3 months was incredible! We saw some many unique places - some tourist spots and some off the beaten path. The Americans I studied... - Iowa State University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself! When you go to ;ive in a country that you have never even been to before, you don't speak the language, and you don't know anyone, you really learn how independant and capable you really are! I also learned a lot about different cultures and gained a global perspective that I will keep with me m... - University of Iowa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
I learned a lot about myself. Studying abroad is all about self growth and learning about other cultures. I learned that I like to take advantage of my free time and enjoy outdoor sports, like canyoning. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIMBA: Paderno del Grappa - Undergraduate Program
I gained a sense of independence and self-reliance. I learned how to cooperate with others on group projects and making plans for the weekends. - Kansas State University View Entire Review

About

A Smart Investment that Creates Worldwide Connections: CIMBA (in English, pronounced chim – buh) offers dynamic, personal, and affordable study abroad, programs, taught English and backed by the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. Courses focus in the areas of Business, Engineering, Journalism, and Communication Studies; however, other electives courses are also offered. These programs are designed to provide students with a meaningful international experience while allowing them to remain on schedule for graduation. Many scholarships are available.

Dynamic, Cross-Cultural Business Curriculum
: A CIMBA education goes beyond traditional classroom content. Seminars in European culture and guest speakers with diverse international business backgrounds are key components in the curriculum. Students have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes, art tours, musical events, and more. Tours of local companies also are a valuable part of every semester.

Innovative and Groundbreaking Programs for Building Global Leaders
: At CIMBA, leadership and self-development are incorporated into every aspect of learning. Our intensive, hands-on leadership program is supported by one of the most comprehensive, highly personalized, one-one-one coaching programs in the U.S. and abroad. All of our coaches follow the International Coaching Federation code of ethics in performing their coaching responsibilities.

Small & Personal by Design
: The courses at CIMBA have a student to professor ratio of around 20:1. This allows students to get to know all of their classmates and have quality, one-on.one time with their professors. Professors share in the experience of everyday student life, where continual learning is encouraged and enhanced. They offer students a wide range of experience and career advice.

Life-Changing Exploration in Northern Italy and Beyond
: The campus is located in the picturesque town of Paderno del Grappa, Italy, in the Province of Treviso. At the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains and just 25 miles north of Venice, there are a variety of amazing artistic, cultural, and outdoors activities for students to enjoy in their free times. During the semester program, students receive over 25 days to travel independently, exploring the rest of Europe and experiencing other cultures while abroad.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business Communications
  • Engineering
  • Finance, Financial Services
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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CIMBA Scholarships

CIMBA offers a limited number of merit-based awards to program participants. Semester Average Range: $250 – $1,000. Summer Average Range: $100 – $500

$100 - $1,000

Deadlines:
Fall - May 1 Spring - October 15 Summer - March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be eligible, you must (1) have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher, (2) complete a short essay, and (3) submit a letter of recommendation from a professor or teaching assistant explaining why you are a good candidate for a merit-based CIMBA award.

CIMBA seeks creative and motivated students to document their experiences abroad. Students will use create videos that capture and describe the CIMBA experience, Italian culture and more. Videos will be posted onto YouTube. This scholarship award is not available for the summer session. Semester & Summer: $750

$750

Deadlines:
Fall - May 15 Spring - October 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
For guidelines and requirements, please visit https://cimbaitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Video-Ambassador-Application.pdf.

Share your study abroad journey with family, friends, and prospective students by applying to be a CIMBA blog ambassador. Blog ambassadors document their CIMBA experience by posting a blog entry approximately once a week on the official CIMBA blog and contribute to the end-of-semester student yearbook. Showcase your favorite pictures, memories, and lessons learned along the way! Semester: $500 & Summer: $250

$250 - $500

Deadlines:
Fall - May 15 Spring - November 15 Summer - March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
For guidelines and requirements, please visit https://cimbaitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Blog-Ambassador-Application.pdf.

CIMBA offers a limited number of need-based awards to program participants. Semester Average Range: $250 – $1,000. Summer Average Range: $100 – $500

$100 - $1,000

Deadlines:
Fall - May 15 Spring - October 15 Summer - March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be eligible, you must (1) receive some form of financial aid to attend your home institution, and (2) attach your financial aid awards summary in your application. Most students are able to access this through their home institution's online system. Note: Pell Grant recipients are also encouraged to apply for a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. More info on this application is available at www.iie.org/gilman/.

Planning on posting about your time abroad on Facebook? Why not get paid for it! Through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, the CIMBA Social Media students will share their experiences with family, friends, and prospective students. This position requires 5-10 posts per week on a variety of platforms. Semester: $500 & Summer: $250

$250 - $500

Deadlines:
Fall - May 15 Spring - November 15 Summer - March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
For guidelines and requirements, please visit https://cimbaitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Social-Media-Ambassador-Application.pdf.

CIMBA seeks students with strong leadership experience to support the students on campus and serve as a role model. The primary function of a Resident Assistant (RA) is to promote and maintain a positive living environment that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth, and is respectful of its residents. RAs act as peer advisors, role models, and administrators while they help students settle into a new environment and culture. Semester: $3,000 & Summer: $1,500

$1,500 - $3,000

Deadlines:
Fall - May 1 Spring - October 1 Summer - March 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
For guidelines and requirements, please visit https://cimbaitaly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/RA-Position.pdf.

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