The AIM Overseas Empowering Women in the 21st Century program aims to give students an overview of women’s contribution to the development of societies.

This inspiring program allows you to spend three weeks in January discussing the importance of women’s contributions to the development of societies. You will cover issues in several social domains such as politics, economy, education and work whilst covering topics such as feminism, discrimination, gender-based violence and human trafficking. See first hand the important historical and political transition since the 1970s towards empowering women in Portugal. Site visits to international agencies and NGOs within this field are included to help deepen your understanding on the various topics empowering women in the 21st century.

Fields of study

  • Humanities

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest.

Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

9 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 9 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee is approximately $5,190 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Summer 2017/2018 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 13 January 2018
End: 03 February 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only