CIMBA Summer Open House

Join the Event Management Certificate team for an evening of cookie decorating, pizza, and information about two upcoming CIMBA summer courses: Social Media Marketing, and Public Relations & Experiential Events. Drop in anytime tonight between 5 and 6:30 to the Brownell Board Room in AJB to learn more and meet other interested students! CIMBA staff will also be on hand to answer general questions about the program.

Tippie Buddies Program- Join Today!

Tippie International Buddy Program

Application Deadline: September 23

Apply Here:

Experience a new culture at Tippie while sharing your culture with someone new. International Buddies at Tippie places international and domestic students in small groups based on mutual interests. There are events throughout the semester, and you will regularly meet up with your small group for dinner, coffee, studying, or anything that you enjoy doing.


CIMBA Open House

Join CIMBA on Monday, September 19th from 4-5pm in W401 PBB to talk with alumni, staff, and academic advisors to learn more about the CIMBA program. Chat with us over pizza and visit stations to discuss finances, travel, and academics. This is a great opportunity to get any questions you might have answered and enjoy some free food!

Spots are limited – please RSVP with the link below! We look forward to seeing you there.

You can also explore our website in the meantime for additional information.:

London Calling–Application Deadline is Sept. 6!

Be part of a Tippie Tradition–Study Abroad in London during Winter Session.

Select one  3 s.h. course:

•FIN:4020 Topics in Finance: Int’l Trade & Finance in a Time of Disruptions


 •MGMT:3450 International Business Environment

Attend an information session this week:

Virtual Information Sessions

August 29 (M)                         4- 4:30 pm

In person sessions will be hosted in S104 PBB

August 30 (T)               11:30 am -12:15 pm

Sept. 2 (F)                    11:30 am – 12:15 pm


Questions?  Contact

CIMBA Study Abroad Info Session

This Thursday, CIMBA is hosting a small informational session all about spending the fall semester in Italy! Fall is a unique and rewarding time to go abroad – the CIMBA semester starts later than Iowa, meaning students can go from kickoff at Kinnick to experiencing cultural events like Oktoberfest and fall markets with fewer tourists and better weather. The session is this Thursday from 12-12:30 in C106. Seats are limited, so please RSVP here. If you are not able to make it, or want to learn more about other CIMBA program options like spring and summer, please visit or email We’ll also have a table at Tippie Fest Thursday afternoon – come see us!

Gain New Perspectives by Studying in London or Sydney during Winter Break




Does a two-week study abroad program offered in Sydney or London fit your academic plan?  Attend an information session to learn about courses, dates, speakers and cultural activities, expected costs, and scholarships.

London Information Sessions

Virtual Information Sessions

·         August 24 (W)                   4 – 4:30 pm

·         August 29 (M)                    4 – 4:30 pm

In person sessions will be hosted in S104 PBB

·         August 25 (Th)                   3:30 – 4:15 pm

·         August 26 (F)                     1:30 – 2:15 pm

·         August 30 (T)                     11:30 am -12:15 pm

·         Sept. 2 (F)                          11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Sydney Information Session

·         August 26 (F)                      12 – 1 pm, C106 PBB

Need more information? 

Contact for the London program and for the Sydney program.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6.  Applications available on the Study Abroad website.

Apply for Tippie Study Abroad scholarships by Friday, September 2 for early decisions on funding.

Study abroad over winter break in Sydney!

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Sydney, Australia. Focus on global business in the Asia Pacific region through company presentations, tours, cultural activities, and a course led by Dr. Nigel Bairstow of the University of Technology, Sydney.   For more information, see here.

  • 11 days in Sydney, Australia over winter break (Australian summer)
  • Experience a dynamic, global class with a local professor
  • Learn from business executives through company presentations and visits
  • Earn credit toward marketing major or international global issues gen ed
  • Fulfill a portion of the International Business Certificate
  • Enjoy a cultural excursion day and free days to explore Australia
  • Network with business students from other universities
  • Scholarships available


Info Sessions:

  • Friday, May 6, 2-3p, C106 PBB
  • Tuesday, May 10, 12-1p, C150 PBB

CIMBA Italy applications for fall and next spring are open!

CIMBA Italy applications for fall and next spring are open! Join Tippie student and CIMBA alumna Katie via Zoom every week on Wednesday at 11am for a 30 minute info session where she will share her experiences as well as answer any questions you may have. This is open to any student intrigued by study abroad in Italy. Can’t make a session? Reach out to to set up your own one-on-one session. Ci vediamo dopo! Zoom link here.

Introduction to Global Business: Northern Italy

Tippie is launching a brand new virtual study abroad program with CIMBA!  The program will build a foundation of concepts in international business, including key political, socio-economic, and cultural factors that impact trade daily. This unique virtual class will be the start of your journey understanding key concepts of global business through the lens of beautiful Northern Italy and the European Union.

The program will also include loads of cultural learning opportunities! A cooking class, a live Zoom tour of Rome, and each student will receive a cultural box sourced from Northern Italy.

Apply today!


  • The first 15 students to apply receive an automatic $500 scholarship for the program
  • The course runs for 3 weeks (May 16-June 2)
  • Counts for RISE and International & Global Issues GE
  • Counts for IBC (Int’l Bus or Study Abroad)

Have questions? Contact



Join International Buddies at Tippie!

Experience a new culture at Tippie while sharing your culture with someone new. International Buddies at Tippie places international and American students in small groups based on mutual interests.

Throughout the semester, you’ll regularly meet up with your small group for dinner, coffee, studying, or anything that you enjoy doing. We also host buddy events throughout the semester including a massive kick-off at the beginning of the semester and a celebration at the end.

The opening celebration will be the evening of Wednesday, February 9!


Tippie Celebrates International Education This Week!














Tippie is home to many international students from all around the world, and many students who choose to study abroad in cities across the globe. Business is international, and this week we honor everyone – students, staff, and faculty – engaging in global learning and exchange! For a list of all University of Iowa IEW events happening this week, see here.

There are many ways to get involved in international education at Tippie.  Ask your academic advisor if you have questions.

Study Abroad
Intern Abroad
Tippie Buddies
Global Engagement Student Advisory Board

CIMBA International Education Week Events

Italian Culture Event

Tuesday, November 16  |  4 PM  | Zoom

Together with the Italian Department, CIMBA is hosting an Italian Culture event – open to all! Learn some facts, customs, and misconceptions people have about Italy. What do certain hand gestures mean? Why can’t you order a “pepperoni” pizza in Italy? When can you drink cappuccinos in any given day? Come learn! At the end, we will hold a Q&A session so you can ask some questions about studying and living in Italy. Please RSVP for this event.

FALL in Love with Italy

Wednesday, November 17  |  2 PM  |  Zoom

Can you imagine being in beautiful Italia in the fall? Mellow autumn weather, fewer tourists, and festivals galore! Join this session to learn why fall is our favorite time of year to study abroad. It’s not for everyone, but it might be perfect for you. At the end of this event, we will be doing a live raffle so some lucky winners can score a $500 scholarship award to use towards any upcoming CIMBA fall semesters! Register now!

Funding Study Abroad



Learn what factors go into determining the cost of studying abroad and hear from specialists in Study Abroad and the Office of Student Financial Aid to understand how federal financial aid and UI tuition scholarships can be used towards studying abroad, including scholarships and grants that are available specifically for UI students.

Working Internationally

Are you an international student looking for an internship or a full-time job? Are you a domestic student exploring working abroad?


Monday, Nov. 15 | 6:30-7:30 in S307 PBB


Meet other Tippie students to celebrate International Education Week!

Learn about Interstride, a new tool built for international students & international jobs, from a Pomerantz Career Center advisor.  Interstride is a website for finding jobs and internships and includes data about work-based visa options.

Welcome to all international students & domestic students looking for international experiences.

Presented by Tippie’s Global Engagement Student Advisory Board & the Pomerantz Career Center.

Virtual International Consulting Projects this Winter: Deadline 10/5 (Tuesday)

Virtual International Business and Consulting Projects in the Asia Pacific Region

Gain a deeper understanding of international business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong through a virtual course and hands-on consulting project. In today’s business environment, it is essential to be able to adapt to working virtually. This experience will teach you how to work with an international client remotely while collaborating with a team to create real world business solutions for a company.

Program highlights:

  • Hands on experience with a global company- see project examples
  • Explore environmental factors that impact business in the fast-growing, dynamic region of the Asia Pacific
  • Learn about the socio-economic, technological, political, and legal factors impacting international trade in this region
  • 3 s.h. counts toward required Marketing major class OR International and Global Issues Gen Ed
  • Fulfill Tippie RISE
  • Scholarships available

Programs will not involve international travel in Winter 2020. They will be entirely virtual and are approved to count for Tippie RISE.

What are some benefits of a virtual global experience?

  • Interactive courses lead by instructors around the world
  • Develop professional skills that have become increasingly important, including how to work remotely, collaborating in virtual teams, practicing intercultural communication strategies, and optimizing programs such as Zoom or Slack
  • Network with global businesses through guest speakers and projects
  • Available at a lower price point than an in-person study abroad experience
  • Programs are not contingent on travel restrictions
  • Virtual global experiences are eligible for many study abroad scholarships

Applications now open, extended to Oct. 5, early apps encouraged

Learn more and apply


What Tippie students are saying:

“Working with a start-up company based in Melbourne, Australia aimed at entering the U.S. Market by December of this year was an amazing experience.  Their product was an augmented reality mobile app.  Along with my team, I was able to establish relationships with our clients, identify their needs, perform primary and secondary research, and present our findings and recommendations.  It was a consolidated, intense 3 weeks of work and our clients expressed that our results exceeded their expectations.

This experience has taught me to be both patient and persistent when working with those from differing cultures and customs.  Style-flexing to clients doing business at a slightly slower pace and having more meaningful dialogue in our remote meetings to replace the relationship building that would have been done in person pre-COVID, helped to establish trust.  I most enjoyed designing a consumer survey to collect data on target consumer groups and interviewing experts for advice on market entry strategies.  Compiling a 30-page business deck to walk our client through our findings was rewarding.  Influencing a company’s trajectory made it one of the most relevant and applicable courses I’ve taken thus far.”

– Adam S.


“The course was the perfect combination of academics and hands-on marketing consultation work. The presentations were given by international business professionals from Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore to name a few. They discussed traditional business customs in their cultures, specific marketing strategies, and how the business world has been changing from their perspective. I had the opportunity to connect with a guest speakers from Australia that discussed conversion rate optimization. He has offered to mentor me and share international opportunities with me, which was never something I thought I would find over zoom.

I was also given the chance to work as a marketing consultant for an online memorial tribute service. The company is based out of Australia, but has customers from all over the globe. I focused on improving the user experience features and visual accessibility of the website. Throughout the project I was finally able to apply my marketing coursework to real life work. I can see how valuable my coursework is as I now have the firsthand knowledge to apply the concepts I’m learning at Tippie.”

– Brad H.