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  • Locations: Paderno del Grappa, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Description:
Paderno del Grappa, Italy

CIMBA, The Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis, is an is an internationally-recognized business institute that trains future professional leaders. The CIMBA program offers semester, summer and graduate study abroad opportunities with rigorous and high quality courses that will support your education and give you time to enjoy Italy and the other beautiful countries in Europe. The Consortium consists of 36 universities from across the United States who collectively provide support and guidance for CIMBA’s academic programs. This enables students to easily transfer courses to their home institutions.  To find out more about courses, click here.


rThe undergraduate campus is located in the quaint, Italian town of Paderno del Grappa, which is about an hour north of Venice (look at how easy it would be to travel around Italy and Europe!).
At the base of picturesque Mount Grappa, the program is located on the campus of the Istituto Filipin, a private Italian boarding school.

With a population of 2000 or so, Paderno del Grappa is small enough to allow you to enjoy quiet beauty and close enough to other larger cities to enjoy all of Italy and Europe in general.

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. The full-service facility includes classrooms, a cafeteria, residence halls, computer lab, library, laundry and modern athletic facilities.


There a handful of opportunities for you if you are looking at studying abroad with CIMBA.  A Spring program, Fall program, and Summer program give students options to study abroad as it fits with their academic plan.  The summer program is very popular among Kansas State students.

Academic Calendar:Fall Semester (September-December)
    • Arrival Date: early to mid-September
    • Mandatory Orientation: early to mid-September
    • Classes begin: end of September r
    • Semester finishes at the end of November to early December
  • Spring Semester (January-April)
    • Arrival Date: mid-January
    • Mandatory Orientation: mid-January
    • Class begins: end of January
    • Semester finishes early April
  • Summer Semester (around May 20 – June 14) (4 weeks)

Semester Programs:
For information on semester programs, you can click here to see CIMBA's brochure. The CIMBA semester program offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the small Italian community of Paderno del Grappa for 12 weeks while completing between 12 and 18 credit hours. While you’re here, you’ll have ample time to explore Italian culture, build your leadership skills, and travel. All classes are taught in English.

Summer Program:
Dr. Swinder Janda, a glorified Kansas State University business professor, often teaches in the summer.  He is a great advocate for this program and can provide you with a lot of information!
rThe CIMBA undergraduate summer program offers students a short-term study abroad opportunity.  This four week-long program introduces students to the international environment and provides upper-division courses in Business, Economics, Communication Studies, and Engineering so students can keep up with their classes whilst abroad.  The six credits abroad are earned through two courses that will guarantee an enhanced undergraduate degree.  Two long weekends are built-in to the itinerary to allow for personal travel.  Many classes have extra-curricular activities such as company tours, guest speakers, and day trips that explore local regions.  CIMBA believes in the total learning environment, not just classroom education. This schedule is a little more structured to ensure a great experience.  For more on the summer program, visit here.
This summer program is very traveled by Kansas State students.  
*CIMBA Announcement:
Engineering: We are pleased to announce that we will be offering an engineering course this summer 2013: Statics. Statics will be taught by Wilf Nixon, a University of Iowa professor. Students can take statics (3 credits) along with one additional course. Additional information about this offering can be found here.


Students must meet the requirements of K-State Education Abroad.

Students live in dormitory style housing.  Both single and double rooms are available; each room is equipped with a private bathroom. Students may request particular roommates through the roommate selection form. Students with no roommate preference will be assigned to all-male or all-female rooms.  The program fee includes a meal plan. This consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cafeteria on campus while classes are in session. Meals are served cafeteria style while still maintaining the Italian tradition of a first course of pasta or rice, a second course of meat served with a vegetable or salad, and dessert. Most students travel during the long weekends, so food service is not available during these times. When traveling, students are responsible for providing their own meals.


Tuition and fees will be paid to CIMBA (University of Iowa).  A general breakdown of costs can be found here.
For estimated study abroad costs, financial aid, and scholarship information, see K-State’s funding page

Here is a list of KSU students who have previously studied abroad at this university.  Feel free to contact these students if you have any questions specifically about this program.

Mary Abounabhan - Summer 2017 - Management -
Alexander Carro - Summer 2017 - Finance -
Camry Holle - Summer 2017 - Accounting -
Allyson Nondorf - Summer 2017 - Marketing -
Nicholas Reese - Summer 2017 - Business Administration -