University of Connecticut

CIMBA offers upper-division undergraduate business majors at the University of Connecticut a special chance to learn about European business practices while continuing to follow the AACSB business curriculum. Economics majors will also be considered by special review and are strongly urged to apply. 

Study Abroad Requirements:

The University of Connecticut requires students to have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in order to study abroad. Students also must have a class status of sophomore or higher to study abroad with CIMBA.

The Application Process:

UConn students must complete both UConn’s study abroad application and CIMBA’s application. The UConn application consists, in part, of a $25 application fee, two essays, and two recommendations from professors, academic advisors or TAs who have graded the students’ work or know them in an academic setting. Students must also submit an official transcript – the directions on how to do so can be found here. Students are welcome to complete UConn’s study abroad application and CIMBA’s application simultaneously. UConn will review and communicate approval of your UConn application to CIMBA after UConn’s application deadline.

Visa Information:

Due to the program length, U.S. and EU citizens are not required to obtain a visa to study abroad with CIMBA.  UConn international students with other citizenship will need to obtain an Italian study visa for any CIMBA programs.

Course Equivalencies & Transcripts:

UConn has a list of pre-approved course equivalencies for coursework offered through CIMBA which can be found here. Keep in mind: 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 has not been pre-approved, you must submit the course description and syllabus to a faculty evaluator through the UConn online accreditation system. More information on the course accreditation process can be found here.

Transcripts will be available for request online at the conclusion of the program. All transcripts are sent to Education Abroad at:

UConn Education Abroad
368 Fairfield Way – Unit 4207
Storrs, CT 06269-4207

Coursework will transfer as full letter grades and will be calculated into the student’s cumulative GPA.

Payment & Financial Aid Information:

Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These are separate from the cost of CIMBA tuition and can be paid when students log into their Student Admin account. The bulk of the costs associated with the program can be found here and will be paid to CIMBA directly.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

  • You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans and private scholarships.
  • You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

UConn Education Abroad provides Global Citizenship scholarships up to $2,000 for semester programs and up to $1,000 for summer and winter programs. Please note that these awards are based on financial need; accordingly, a completed FAFSA must be on file with Financial Aid. More information on this scholarship and many others can be found here.

CIMBA also offers financial awards to help assist with program costs. Please note that financial award deadlines through CIMBA may be before students have applied or received acceptance from 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.

Home University Contact Information:

The UConn Education Abroad advisor for this program, Summer Spaderna, can be contacted at summer.spaderna@uconn.edu. Appointments may be made with her here, and she also holds walk-in hours Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in ROWE 117.

The Office of Student Financial Aid Services is located in Wilbur Cross. This office can be reached at financialaid@uconn.edu and at 860-486-2819.

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