Program Details

Program Location Pieve del Grappa, Italy
Sponsor CIMBA
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30008
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/19/24 to 06/14/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice



CIMBA campus Pieve del Grappa

Applications are now closed for summer 2024. Check back soon to apply for summer 2025.

Looking for a program that's a little shorter? CIMBA may be the right choice for you!

This four-week summer program allows students to take two classes and earn six credits, while living and studying on a picturesque Italian campus. Imagine looking out your dorm window to see the Italian Alps in the distance, and being just 35 miles from one of Italy's most-famous cities - Venice. 

Enjoy the atmosphere of living in a small Italian town, where life is slow and you don't have to worry about hoards of tourists or pick pockets. However, you'll still have easy access to Italy's larger cities and with two long weekends, plenty of time to explore! 

The CIMBA Italy summer program consists of students enrolling in two 3-credit courses delivered in English.  Courses are designed to satisfy core or elective requirements and are international in flavor. 

CIMBA is located in the northeastern Italian town of Paderno del Grappa. 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 comprehensive Cultural Exploration Program.

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



CIMBA campus: charming and picturesque

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

The program's faculty is drawn from the American universities that are members of the CIMBA consortium.  The average class size is between 25 and 30 students. Coursework is rigorous as students are completing two courses in just four weeks. Attendance in all classes and special seminars is mandatory.

Summer course options typically include Classical Mythology, Italian, a variety of business courses, andThermodynamics (ME 200).

Students may only take one engineering course on this program. 

Courses: Click here for more information on courses. 


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. During the weekends, including two extended weekends, students can travel to other regions of Italy or surrounding countries such as Austria, Slovenia, and Switzerland.


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 fee includes: tuition for six credits, single or double-occupancy room, three meals per day, rental fee for books and materials, linens and laundry, and celebratory gourmet dinner. Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change.

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

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $6,998.00
Study Abroad Fee $305.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $800.00
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.

The deadline for Purdue students is March 1st, not February 1st, as listed on the CIMBA materials. After they have been approved to study abroad, applicants must submit a separate application and fees to the CIMBA office at the University of Iowa. CIMBA will notify students directly about their acceptance into the program.

Program Application Deadline
Summer Feb 1

Returnees Information


Venice is a mere 40 miles to the south!

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