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.

The course brings to discussion topics regarding gender and how values and norms influence and perpetuate stereotypes, supporting mechanisms and reproducing inequality in several social domains: politics, economy, education, family, work, environment, health, and personal safety. The course is awareness raising and stimulates a general sensitivity to gender issues.

Fields of study

  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Criminology

You can contact the Global Experiences team 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).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact AIM Overseas for visa and immigration information.

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 $5,920 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.

Yasmin - 2019


This experience has not only given me life-long friends but it was also personally a good chance for me to visit a country in which my grandparents are originally from. It helped me identify my own roots and my own family history. Not only that, the course has taught me so much not only on just reiterating the importance of what I can do to advocate for equal rights as a woman but has also taught me why we all need to step up whether you're a man or you're woman this is an issue that we all need to involve ourselves in.

Read more of Yasmin's story here.



Emily - 2018

One of my favorite parts of the program was the culture trips that as a cohort we attended to both Sintra and Evora both where fantastic picks to showcase what Portugal is outside its capital. In addition, the knowledge and variation of the lecturers in the course allowed a global perspective to be explored surrounding feminism which was defiantly a highlight.

Read more of Emily's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 11 January 2020
End: 01 February 2020

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


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​