The Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA): Paderno del Grappa
The academic calendar at CIMBA will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.
Fall Semester 2015:
September 14 - December 4
Spring Semester 2016:
January 18 - April 8
View from dorm
The CIMBA program is located in the small Italian town of Paderno del Grappa at the base of majestic Mount Grappa, and shares use of the campus of Istituto Filipin, a private Italian boarding school. 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.
Once an independent state known as the Venetian Republic, the Veneto region is among the wealthiest and most developed in Italy. Venice is its capital, and as such it's a popular tourist destination, with beautiful landscapes and a rich historic and cultural heritage.
The Consortium of Universities for International Studies (CIMBA) is comprised of a group of 34 international member universities, led by the University of Iowa, who collectively provide significant support and guidance for CIMBA's academic programs. Because of the large number of schools providing high quality professors and the focus on teaching, CIMBA is uniquely suited to expand the learning environment to include small-group cooperative learning and experiential techniques that encourage self-discovery.
In addition to business courses, CIMBA's unique offerings include seminars on European culture, critical thinking, international relations, and the European Union. Guest speakers and company tours provide students with opportunities to meet international business leaders in the region.
- Students live on campus in dormitory style housing. Single and double rooms are available; each option has a private bathroom.
- Students may request particular roommates through the roommate selection form; students with no roommate preferences will be assigned to all-male or all-female rooms.
- The program fee includes a meal plan for week days.
Academics and credits
- Students on exchange programs take a full semester courseload at their host university (13-18 UMN credits/semester).
- Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
- Business courses taught in English are available to exchange students.
- Students participating in CGI semester exchange programs are strongly encouraged to enroll in the 1-credit Global Identity course for business students. This course helps you to develop your intercultural skills and articulate the value of your experience to future employers. It offers an additional layer of support through one-on-one interactions with your instructor that complements the independent structure of the exchange program.
- For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.
- UMN student who has successfully completed the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework
- Preference is given to Carlson School of Management students
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Additional criteria may apply
- The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Visa and Passport
- All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
- All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if requried by their host country. The Carlson Global Institute will not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs and are not visa experts.
- The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well.
What is a Business Exchange Program?
- Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
- You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
- You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
- You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
- A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
- You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
Application and Admissions
To apply, please visit the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 is February 1, 2015. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Cost estimate (Summary)
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
|CIMBA Program Fee (includes tuition, fees, housing, meals, book rental, local bus pass, housekeeping, several excursions & int'l health insurance). This amount is invoiced by the University of Iowa.||$16,225|
|Carlson Program Fee (maintains resident student status and covers program administration and international health insurance). This amount will appear on the U of M student account.||$1,000|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,000|
|Documentation (passport, visa, immunization, additional health insurance)||$175|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$250|
|Global Identity Course - strongly recommended (charged to UMN student account)||$200|