Program Details

Program Location Pieve del Grappa, Italy
Sponsor CIMBA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30008
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 09/15/24 to 12/06/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/21/24 to 04/12/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



CIMBA campus

 The CIMBA Italy semester program is especially attractive to Purdue students majoring in management.  The CIMBA academic programs are designed to provide students with the foundation to thrive in a global business environment. Students will go beyond theory and practice.  They will gain real-world views from prominent guest speakers, knowledgeable faculty who have lived and worked around the world, and company tours of multinational corporations and small Italian businesses. Students can immerse themselves in a host of cultural and historical activities on and near campus and throughout Italy and Europe as part of CIMBA’s Cultural Exploration Program.

The CIMBA campus is located in the small Italian town of Pieve del Grappa in the foothills of the Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Just an hour north of Venice and within a short train or plane ride to places such as Rome, Paris, London, Madrid, Munich, Vienna and Slovenia. Considered beautiful for its natural environment and picturesque old-town centers, the Veneto Region is home to a powerful business community that is unrivaled in Italy and remarkable by nearly any standard throughout Europe.

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 in good standing 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] [Daniels School of Business] [Interdisciplinary and Special Programs]
Specifically from: ENTR (Interdisciplinary & Special Programs)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

There is a one-week travel break 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 also will participate in a 2.5-day LIFE (Leadership Initiative for Excellence) Program or Genesis (personal development program), immersive programs designed to enhance leadership skills and personal growth. CIMBA also offers the LEAP (Learn, Enrich, Achieve, Perform) program. This program is a follow-up to the LIFE integrative leadership program and allows you to further explore what you learned during this program. If you complete both LIFE and LEAP, you will earn three hours of credit.

Students can also earn the Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving and Decision Making (PSDM) certification on this program.

Please note the semester version of this program does not offer Engineering courses. Students interested in taking Engineering on this program should visit the page for the summer version of this program here

Click here for semester course descriptions.


CIMBA's schedule allows a one-week travel break as well as two extended weekends.


Students live on the CIMBA campus at the foot of the Italian Alps in the shadow of Mount Grappa. The residence hall has single or double rooms less than five minutes from CIMBA classrooms. Rooms include a bed and a desk for each student as well as bathroom facilities. Towels and linens as well as three meals per day in the cafeteria are provided.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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.

The program and housing fees includes:  Tuition for up to 18 credits, single or double occupancy room in an on-campus residence hall, three meals per day, rental fee for books and materials, housekeeping, linen and towel fee, 9 loads of laundry, and 3 gourmet dinner excursions for authentic multi-course Italian meals.

This program requires a $40 non-refundable application fee.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $10,370.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $7,085.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $2,000.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

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

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