The AIM Overseas Immigrants, Human Rights and Society program is designed to give students a strong understanding of the complex issues around migration and immigration using the example of Mexico as a case study.

The classes will examine the roles of the various stakeholders involved in migration issues both, at a domestic level by the Mexican federal government, local authorities, NGO’s and, at an international level by the Canadian and US governments. The program will delve into the various facets of immigration to analyse not only the economic, legal and political consequences but also the social aspects and the human rights issues it raises. The program will examine this environment and the various factors that influence regional mobility patterns, taking into consideration the historical background and the current situation, as viewed by key players and academics.

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

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 3 credits (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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Costs

The program fee is approximately $4,990 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

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

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

AIM Immigrants, Human Rights and Society BEL Credit Assessment

Immigrants, Human Rights and Society: Mexico
as a Migration Case Study

Eligible for #2 UQ Units Level 5 LAWS elective, as approved by BEL Faculty

 

Nina - 2018

For me, my favourite part of the experience was being able to immerse myself in Mexican culture and make Mexican friends. My favourite memory from the program was the day we visited Las Patronas and threw food onto passing trains for migrants. To future participants, I'd say that you need to be healthy and mentally strong for this program. You hear a lot of heartbreaking stories, not only from migrants, but from the Mexican people as well. If you can do it, it will be the most rewarding experience on offer.

 

 

 

 

 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 18 January 2019
End: 09 February 2019

Fast Facts

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


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

UQ Abroad 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.​

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