Within CIMS activities more than 100 students from Universities of Messina and Cordova and Virginia Commonwealth University have been attending student exchange programs in several topic: Medicine, Urban Planning, English, Italian and Spanish Language Courses, Biology, Political and social Sciences since 2004.

A new challenging project,  Atlantis Programme leading to a Transatlantic Degree organized by the three Universities,  has strength cooperantion trough mutual credit recognition and double degree issue.

In 2010 more than 57 students from the three Universities have attended CIMS partners courses.