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  • Locations: Paderno del Grappa, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIMBA: Consortium Institute for Management and Business Analysis 
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewCIMBA Italy Palermo Del Grappa

The Consortium Institute for Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) is an internationally-recognized study abroad institute that trains future professional leaders. The CIMBA campus is located in the quaint, Italian town of Paderno del Grappa, which is about an hour north of Venice.  At the base of picturesque Mount Grappa, the program is located on the campus of the Instituto Filipin, a private Italian boarding school. Experience the unparalleled setting of CIMBA while living in one of the most vital business regions in the country. The Veneto region is one of Italy’s most thriving regions with international firms such as Benneton, Geox, and Luxottica. The region is well known for its successful entrepreneurs. The campus offers students the cultural experience of living in a small Italian community while providing access to the celebrated art and historical treasures of the Veneto region. The full-service facility includes residence halls, a cafeteria,  private bathrooms,  laundry, and athletic facilities.

The Consortium consists of 36 universities from across the United States who collectively provide support for CIMBA’s academic programs. This enables students to easily transfer courses to their home institutions. Participants enroll in CIMBA through the University of Iowa as non-degree seeking students and receive credit and an official transcript from the University of Iowa. Students from universities outside of the Consortium are welcome to attend the program.

Program Focus

The CIMBA program offers semester study abroad opportunities with rigorous, high quality, professional courses taught in English. Courses focus in the areas of Business, Journalism, and Communication Studies. Courses are also offered in Italian. These programs are designed to provide students with a meaningful international experience while allowing students to remain on schedule for graduation.



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Program Provider


Program Dates

Undergraduate Fall or Winter/Spring:  Current CIMBA Calendar

Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Management


Fall:  Students enroll in 22 - 27 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 - 27 quarter credits

Capstone Option

Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters

Language of Instruction 


Host Country Language 



Residence Halls

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

No previous language study required

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.