University of Minnesota

Study Abroad Requirements:

Students at the University of Minnesota (UMN) who wish to study abroad must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.75.  They must also successfully complete the I-Core curriculum or equivalent coursework before participating on the CIMBA study abroad program.  Please note that these requirements vary from the CIMBA admission requirements.  CIMBA respects and adheres to all UMN study abroad guidelines.

The Application Process:

  1. UMN students should first complete the Carlson Global Institute study abroad application. Students may NOT apply to the CIMBA program until they have completed all application procedures with the Carlson Global Institute.
  2. UMN students should meet with a study abroad advisor in the Carlson school.
  3. Once the student has spoken with a study abroad advisor and been approved by the Carlson Global Institute, the students will complete the CIMBA online application.
  4. Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation session at UMN the semester before they participate on the CIMBA program.

Visa Information:

If you are a US or EU citizen, you will not need to obtain a visa to study abroad, due to the length of the program being less than 90 days.  However, if you are an international student, you will be required to obtain an Italian visa to study abroad with CIMBA. 

Course Equivalencies & Transcripts:

Transcripts from the University of Iowa (CIMBA’s accrediting university) will automatically be sent to UMN upon the student’s successful completion of the program.  CIMBA coursework will transfer as the achieved letter grade (A-F) and is calculated into the student’s overall GPA.  For questions regarding the CIMBA transcripts, please contact the Carlson Global Institute (see below).

Financial Aid & Transcripts:

UMN students participating on the CIMBA program will be charged a $1000 Carlson Program Fee to their UMN student account.  This fee is NOT included in the CIMBA tuition costs and must be paid separately. The Carlson Program Fee includes international health insurance, maintaining of resident student status at UMN, and program administration.  For an overview of projected costs, please visit the CIMBA at Carlson webpage.

The Carlson Global Institute does offer need and merit-based scholarships for UMN students studying abroad.  All eligible students are encouraged to apply.

UMN students with questions regarding their financial aid while studying abroad should contact:

                Cathy Schuster

                Student Personnel Coordinator

                Office of Student Finance



Home University Contact Information:

Minnesota students wishing to study abroad with CIMBA should speak with:

Carlson Global Institute Kate Terry
2-210 Carlson School of Management Carlson Global Institute
321 19th Ave South  321 19th Ave South 
Minneapolis, MN 55455 Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-9361 612-626-4813

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