The CIMBA summer program offers you the opportunity to spend four weeks in Paderno del Grappa, Italy with students and professors from around the world. While you complete your coursework, you will enhance your international education through company tours, afternoon cultural excursions, field trips, a gourmet Italian meal, and two extended travel weekends.
Engineering students often find it challenging to study abroad and complete classes toward their rigorous degree. At CIMBA you can complete Engineering Fundamentals I: Statics, a core engineering course that is accredited by the University of Iowa and can be applied toward your degree. UConn students will receive credit for CE 2110: Applied Mechanics I and/or ME 2233: Thermodynamic Principles. The Applied Mechanics course is taught by Professor Wilf Nixon from the University of Iowa and utilizes the engineering of Northern Italy, Venice, and Europe as inspiration for the content.
During the four week program, engineering students will complete two courses, totaling six credit hours. Typically, this includes:
1. Engineering Fundamentals I: Statics and/or Engineering Fundamentals III: Thermodynamics
2. General education requirement (pick one if only enrolling in 1 engineering course)
- Italy Live
- Classical Mythology
- Concepts and Context of Western Music
- Intercultural Communication
- Social Sciences
- Introduction to Law
- Introduction to Marketing Strategy
- Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
- Global Economics and Business
- See additional course offerings here
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.
This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution. For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.
|UConn Dept. and #||University Course Title||Foreign #||Foreign Course||Credits||Accreditation Expiration Date|
|ACCT 2101||Principles of Managerial Accounting||06A:002/ACCT 2200||Managerial Accounting||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|No credit||06A:130/ACCT 4200||Accounting for Management Analysis and Control||3||12/31/2018|
|ACCT 3201||Intermediate Accounting I||06A:131/ACCT 3200||Income Measurement & Asset Valuation||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|BADM 2893||Foreign Study||036:016||Business & Professional Communication||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|BADM 2893||Foreign Study||06B:102/BUS3050||Business, Culture & Society||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|BADM 2893||Foreign Study||059:007/ ENGR2110||Dynamics of Negotiation||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|No credit||06K:100||Computer Analysis||0|
|BLAW 3175||Legal and Ethical Environment of Business||06J:047||Introduction to Law||3||12/31/2018|
|CE 2110||Applied Mechanics I||ENGR||Engineering Fundamentals I: Statics||3||6/30/2020|
|COMM 4500||Non-Verbal Communication||036:089||Non Verbal Communication||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|ECON 2411||Money and Banking||06E:117||Money, Banking and Financial Markets||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|FNCE 3101||Financial Management||06F:100||Introductory Financial Management||3||12/31/2018|
|FNCE 4893||Foreign Study||06F:130||International Finance||3||12/31/2017|
|FNCE 4893||Financial Management||06F:117/FNCE 3300||Corporate Finance||3||12/31/2018|
|ILCS 1193||Foreign Study||ITAL:1050/018:003||Italy Live: Introduction to Italian Language and Culture||3||12/31/2018|
|ME 2233||Thermodynamic Principles||ENGR 2130||Thermodynamic Principles||3||12/31/2020|
|MGMT 3101||Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior||06J:048/MGMT 2100||Introduction to Management||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|MGMT 3225||International Business||MGMT 4500||International Business Environment||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|MGMT 4893||Entrepreneurial Strategy||MGMT 3100||Entrepreneurial Strategy||3||12/31/2020|
|MKTG 3101||Introduction to Marketing Management||06M:100/MKTG3000||Introduction to Marketing Strategy||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|MKTG 3208||Consumer Behavior||06M:135||Consumer Behavior||3||12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited|
|OPIM 3104||Operations Management||06K:100||Operations Management||3||12/31/2018|
|UNIV 1993||International Study||MGMT 4000||Topics in Management (LEAP)||3||12/31/2020|
|UNIV 1993||International Study||MGMT 4000||Topics in Management (LIFE)||3||12/31/2020|
It is easy to feel comfortable in this friendly community which, among its attributes, boasts of the best hot chocolate ever. The villa has classrooms, dorm rooms with a view, large cafeteria, theater, computer labs and modern athletic facilities including indoor swimming pools, a weight room and a gymnasium. You have easy access by train to the gondolas of Venice, the Palladian villas around Vicenza, Verona’s Roman amphitheater and Juliet’s balcony. Two travel weeks and some long weekends built into the academic calendar lend themselves to exploring farther afield by yourself or with your new friends from all over the U.S. You learn about the Italian love of conversation, and from the first day, you belong to a cohesive group of students with whom you will have special ties even after your return to UConn.
View the Paderno del Grappa video for more information on the program.
CIMBA offers financial awards to help assist with program costs. Please note that the financial award deadlines through CIMBA may be before students have applied or received acceptance through UConn. To be considered for a CIMBA Financial Award, students must turn in a financial award application before the financial award deadline regardless of their current status or acceptance from UConn. Please click here for more information on the CIMBA Financial Awards and application. The deadlines for CIMBA Financial Awards are:
Summer programs: March 1
Fall programs: May 1
Spring programs: October 15
Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.
Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.Budget Sheets: Summer
- Location: Paderno del Grappa, Italy
- Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Engineering|
|Language of instruction:||English||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||2.75|