Am I a good fit for CIMBA?

Our admission criteria are intended to identify students who are ready for both the academic and personal rigor of a study abroad experience. If you would like to speak to a CIMBA team member about any of these criteria or your individual situation, please email studyabroad@cimbaitaly.com.

Your university may have specific admission requirements that differ from the ones below. It is important to visit the CIMBA and Your University page to identify any special criteria that may apply.


Undergraduate admission requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Sophomore status and/or required prerequisites
  • Approval from home university to study abroad, including good academic and disciplinary standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher, depending on home university requirements
  • Able to take a normal course load (semester: at least 12 credit hours, summer: 6 credit hours)
  • Valid passport or ability to obtain one
  • Ability to obtain an Italian visa if necessary (applies only to non-US and non-EU citizens)

Any applicant with a GPA below a 2.75 must also submit an academicĀ letter of recommendation to be considered for admission. Instructions on how to submit this letter can be found on theĀ application.

Visit the CIMBA and Your University page to identify special criteria that your home university may also require.

Graduate admission requirements

  • Proof of completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Approval from home university and graduate program to study abroad, including good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Valid passport or ability to obtain one
  • Ability to obtain an Italian visa if necessary (applies only to non-US and non-EU citizens)

Visit the CIMBA and Your University page to identify special criteria that your home university may also require.

If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program, you may still be able to participate in the program. Please contact Shannon Lizakowski, Assistant Director of Student Services, for more information.