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CIMBA Italy Program
Paderno, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: KU applicants only
Program Cost: Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enrollment Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Leslie Hazlett
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA Eligibility:
Good academic standing at home university.
Open to Non-KU students: No Open to graduate students: Yes
Program Description:
Photo of undergraduate campus in Paderno, Italy

Program Overview

The Consortium Institute for Management and Business Analysis (CIMBA) is an internationally-recognized business institute that trains future professional leaders. The CIMBA program offers semester, summer, and graduate study abroad opportunities with rigorous, high quality, professional courses taught in English. Courses focus in the areas of Business, Journalism, and Communication Studies; however, other electives are also offered. These programs are designed to provide students with a meaningful international experience while allowing students to remain on schedule for graduation.


The campus is located in the picturesque town of Paderno del Grappa, Italy, in the Province of Treviso which is in the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains, just 25 miles north of Venice. Winding, cobblestone streets, lush gardens, rolling hills and expansive villas characterize the towns.

A CIMBA education goes beyond traditional classroom content. Seminars in European culture, international relations and etiquette are integral components of Consortium programs. Likewise, a variety of guest speakers provide students with the opportunity to meet and talk with today's leaders. Students have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes, art tours, musical events, presentations on international business and language courses are strongly encouraged. Tours of local companies also are a valuable feature of every program.

A key component of the program's philosophy is the dedication to an environment that minimizes separation between instructor and student. Professors share in the experience of everyday student life where continual learning is encouraged and enhanced.

CIMBA gives built in travel time for students to explore the rest of Europe and experience other cultures while abroad. During the semester program, students receive over 25 days to travel independently.

CIMBA also offers optional leadership and certificate programs to enhance student's skills and resumes while abroad.

Photo of graduate campus in Asolo, Italy


The program is located on the campus of the Istituto Filippin, a private Italian boarding school. The school provides a wonderful location for our undergraduate programs as it is a complete campus facility. Students are housed in single or double dormitory rooms, all with private bath. The full-service facility includes classrooms, a cafeteria, residence halls, computer and language labs, and modern athletic facilities including indoor swimming pools, cardio and weight room, and gymnasium.


Good academic standing at home university.

Application Process

  • After an application has been received by CIMBA, students must then complete the KU Study Abroad CIMBA application online (click the apply now button on this brochure page).

Funding your Study Abroad Program

The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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CIMBA also offers both merit- and need-based financial awards available for students attending the programs. Award amounts vary from year to year based on the number of applications received and funding available, however, typical awards range from $100-$1,500. Resident Intern positions are also available on campus in exchange for a reduced program fee.

For more information contact:

Leslie Hazlett, Program Coordinator
School of Business
351 Summerfield Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-7526

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4
Academic Experiences: 1 2 3 4
Cultural Experience: 1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Hannah Marie Westhoff, Spring 2012 Participant
I learned that leaving to go to a foreign country and not no anyone is one of the greatest challenges you can face. And it's a challenge that I would do again and again. I would also suggest to travel as much as you can, as this is a once in a life time opportunity.
Summer 2015 Participant
They organized a lot of day trips and other activities so even though the program was only for a month you still got to do a lot of exploring.
Summer 2012 Participant
Don't worry about being homesick. Things happen so fast, your meeting new people, and seeing the world! No time to be homesick and before you know it you'll be coming home from the trip of your life and you'll be dreaming about your next trip!
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