West Virginia University

Study Abroad Requirements:

West Virginia University (WVU) follows the CIMBA requirements for studying abroad.  To view the CIMBA admission guidelines, click here.  CIMBA is considered a WVU-affiliated program.

The Application Process:

  1. WVU students should apply to CIMBA directly using the application available on the CIMBA website. Students should be sure to provide all required components, including an official transcript from WVU.
  2. WVU students should visit the WVU Office of International Programs (OIP) to provide them with the necessary documentation to go abroad.
  3. WVU student must pay a $100 study abroad fee to WVU. This fee is not included in the overall CIMBA tuition cost. Students should ensure they have paid this fee and provided all required documentation to the WVU Office of International Programs before they depart for Italy (see Course Equivalencies & Transcripts below). Once the student has fulfilled these requirements, WVU will maintain the individual as an active WVU student during the time abroad and will ensure the transfer of credit upon completion of the program.
  4. WVU students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation session through the WVU Office of International Programs.

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:

CIMBA coursework can transfer back to WVU as full credit but will not be calculated into the overall GPA.  WVU cannot ensure the transfer of credit unless the student completes a WVU Office of International Programs transient form prior to departure and the student passes each individual course. Most CIMBA courses have been pre-approved for course equivalencies.  To determine which courses will transfer, students should consult with their academic advisor or their major department.

Home University Contact Information:

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

Office of International Programs
336 Stansbury Hall 
P.O. Box 6214
Morgantown, WV 26506-6214
(304) 293-6955 x2
OIP@mail.wvu.edu