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Program Location Paderno del Grappa, Italy
Sponsor CIMBA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30008
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2017 01/15/17 to 04/07/17
Fall 2016 09/11/16 to 12/02/16
Past Dates
Spring 2016 01/17/16 to 04/08/16

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Italy Map

CIMBA campus and environs

Program: The CIMBA semester program is especially attractive to Purdue students majoring in Management and Communication.  The CIMBA approach is to combine technical competence with knowledge of European culture, international relations, etiquette and Italian cuisine. Outside speakers provide students with an opportunity to meet European business leaders, and excursions offer a peek at the world of Italian businesses, large and small.

Courses: Click here for more information on courses.

Location: The CIMBA center is located in the small, northeastern Italian town of Paderno del Grappa, in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains north of Venice.  The location gives participants the chance to live in a small Italian community while providing direct access to the cities of Venice (about an hour away), Padua, Vicenza, Verona and Treviso.  The region has enjoyed Europe's highest rate of economic growth and low unemployment over the past several years.

Student publicationClick here to read il bollettino, the newsletter of the undergraduate CIMBA campus.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIMBA.


Students in Venice

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

There are two one-week travel breaks and two extended weekends that are scheduled during the program. To allow for extended weekends and travel breaks, there are some Saturday classes. Students may select up to 18 units of coursework. Classes are delivered in English and are designed to be international in flavor and to satisfy core or elective requirements. The University of Iowa administers this program.

Students are required to take one required course in the area of European Culture. This one-credit course was created to specifically enhance the learning experience abroad and allow the student to learn more about international business, the European Union and other topics pertaining to Italian culture and history. For students who would like a broader or more in-depth cultural class, they will have the option of taking a three-credit class in its place.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Please note: Students must submit a non-refundable $40 fee with the CIMBA program application.

Please note the program fee includes:  Tuition for up to 18 credits, double occupancy room in an on-campus residence hall, meal package (3 meals daily when class is in session), rental fee for books and materials, buses to and from train stations for travel breaks, housekeeping, linen and towel fee, 9 loads of laundry, and 3 gourmet dinner excursions for authentic multi-course Italian meals. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$17,125.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,000.00 -$3,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

NOTE: CIMBA is willing to accept late applications and the Purdue Study Abroad Office will make every effort to assist late applicants. However, students must be accepted to the CIMBA program in time to procure a student visa for Italy and to attend the mandatory study abroad orientation (late October for spring semester; early April for fall semester).

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Entrance to the charming CIMBA campus

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin