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Carlson School: Summer in Italy - CIMBA

Undergraduate Global Immersion

Program Dates:

Summer 2024:

Applications open: December 1, 2023

Application deadline: January 15, 2024* 

Student arrival on campus: May 20, 2024

Student check out: June 14, 2024

*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Space is limited, so apply early.

CIMBA Campus
CIMBA Campus
View from dorm
View from dorm
CIMBA Campus
CIMBA Campus
View from dorm
View from dorm

Program Details

    • At CIMBA, students immerse themselves in a wide range of rigorous courses while living amidst the Venetian countryside in one of the most popular travel and study destinations in the world. 
    • The CIMBA campus is located in a region called Pieve del Grappa at the base of the Italian Alps in northern Italy - an hour north of Venice. 
    • Pieve del Grappa, a community of about 2,000 people, includes natural beauty and picturesque old-town centers, as well a powerful business community, with more than 450,000 companies housed in the region. 
    • Students live in on-campus dormitory style housing in either single or double rooms
    • Housing and a meal plan for week days are included in the CIMBA Program Fee
    • Students enroll in two courses during the CIMBA summer program
    • Students earn 3 credits for each class for a total of 6 UMN credits for the summer
    • Explore courses available on the CIMBA Italy website.
    • Courses on this program transfer back as transfer credit on the official UMN transcript. Transfer credit does not affect overall GPA.  
    • 2.75 minimum GPA requirement
      • Students with a GPA of 2.50 - 2.75 may be considered for the program when they submit a personal statement providing additional detail about current GPA, what their plan is for future academic success, and how the CIMBA program fits into this plan. This statement will be reviewed by the CIMBA staff.
    • CGI strongly recommends that students completed both semesters of I-CORE prior to participating on this program, although it is not required.  For students who want to participate in this program prior to completing both I-CORE semesters:
      • Students pursuing a Marketing, MIS, or ACCT major need to have completed MAROON I-CORE prior to participating
      • Students pursuing a Finance, Entre, SCO, or HRIR major need to have completed GOLD I-CORE prior to participating
    • Although not required, we encourage students to complete some more major courses prior to participating in this program. Students should plan closely with their academic advisers.
    • The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on an education abroad program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute will not process visa applications for students participating on education abroad programs, and are not visa experts.


    Students will be charged a $50 application fee. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their application status within two weeks of submission. 

    Applications will only be reviewed when the following is complete: 

    1. ) Application essay addressing the following questions. The total essay cannot exceed 500 words:
      • Why is this particular summer program and host university a good fit for you? Please list 2 examples specific to your host institution. It can relate to your academics, personal goals, or professional goals. Additionally, how do you plan to engage in the communities in your host school?
      • Summer exchange programs require students to demonstrate a great deal of flexibility and adaptability. Many Carlson students find the adjustment to a new academic environment to be challenging. Please share a personal example of a time you demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in a challenging academic situation when you did not agree with the outcome. What did you learn from this experience and how will it help you be successful on a semester exchange/summer program?
    2. ) Resume

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See "Financial Aid" and "Scholarships" for more information


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.

CIMBA Program Fee includes: Tuition, housing, food, textbook rental, WIFI on campus, laundry, linens & towels, housecleaning, bus transportation to and from campus for program start and end, gourmet Italian meals, cultural exploration activities, certificates and programs in leadership and personal development, company tours. See more details on the CIMBA website.

Carlson Program Fee includes: Maintaining resident student status, program administration costs, and international medical, security, and evacuation insurance

Summer 2024
CIMBA Program Fee (paid to University of Iowa Student Account) $6,998
CGI Program Fee (charged to UMN student account) $750
Transportation (to and from program site) $1,000
Passport $165
Miscellaneous $250
Essential Daily Living Expenses $250
TOTAL= $9,413


Grade & Credit Conversion Chart
Academic term(s)
Summer Term
Degree level
Pieve del Grappa
Host School
The Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA)
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model
Study Center