Clemson University

Clemson University is a founding member of the CIMBA consortium of schools and was the first U.S. school to host and accredit CIMBA classes.  Clemson students continue to take advantage of this close relationship between their school and CIMBA study abroad programs, and we hope you will too!

The Application Process:

Clemson students must complete both Clemson’s study abroad application and CIMBA’s application. Please note that students will need to contact the registrars office to have an official transcript sent to the CIMBA at the University of Iowa ( Students should meet with their academic advisor to assist in completing the Request for Approval of Work to be Taken Abroad, which requires the Academic Advisors signature as well as Financial Aid’s signature if they are using scholarship funding during the study abroad program. Clemson students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation conducted by the Study Abroad Office. Clemson students should abide by all CIMBA deadlines (refer to CIMBA website for details).  Clemson students are not required to meet with a study abroad advisor, but are encouraged to make an appointment if they have questions about the process.

Visa Information:

Due to the program length, US and EU citizens are not required to obtain a visa to study abroad with CIMBA.  Clemson international students with other citizenship will need to obtain an Italian study visa for any CIMBA programs. International students at Clemson will need to meet with the International Student Services Office, located in E307 Martin Hall, before departing.

Course Equivalencies & Transcripts:

Clemson has a list of pre-approved course equivalencies for coursework offered through CIMBA.  Several CIMBA courses have already been pre-approved for equivalencies and can be found here. Clemson students are advised to speak with their academic advisor for course equivalency details.

For the ACCT 4200 course, Accounting for Management Analysis & Control, Clemson Accounting and Finance majors must dually enroll in ACCT 2200 Managerial Accounting if they wish to take this course at CIMBA since Clemson does not require Managerial Accounting for the Accounting and Finance curriculum.

CIMBA’s leadership institute coursework does transfer back to Clemson as elective credit for all students.

Courses from CIMBA transfer back to Clemson as pass/fail credit.  Grades are not calculated into the student’s academic GPA, but will be factored into their financial aid GPA.

Transcripts will be available for request online at the conclusion of the program.

Transcripts will be sent to:

Study Abroad Office
E-301 Martin Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-5714

Payment & Financial Aid Information:

Clemson charges a study abroad fee that is separate from the CIMBA tuition costs.  This fee will appear on the students iROAR bill.  Payments can be made online through Student Financial Services.

Clemson’s Office of Global Engagement (OGE) offers several study abroad scholarships and Clemson students studying abroad with CIMBA are encouraged to apply.  Information regarding these scholarships can be found here.  Clemson’s College of Business and Behavioral Science also offers travel aid to eligible students.

For questions regarding financial aid, Clemson students should contact Gail Woods or Lauren Swindell in the Office of Financial Aid (information below). 

Home University Contact Information:

Sallie Turnbull   Gail Woods & Lauren Swindell Clemson Abroad Office
International Programs Coordinator     Study Abroad Coordinator E-301 Martin Hall
Office of Student Enrichment       Office of Financial Aid



Students can also contact Clemson Study Abroad using the following platforms:

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