The AIM Overseas International Criminal Law program in Costa Rica provides Australian Law students the opportunity to examine Costa Rica’s legal system in depth, whilst being completely immersed in local culture.  

This dynamic program includes topics such as the Costa Rican legal and judicial system; the abolition of the military; crime rates analysis; firearms regulations; and the challenges of law enforcement. Students will also visit the Judicial Investigation Organisation and Supreme Court of Justice; the National Police Academy; and penitentiary centres to complement the academic content learned in class.

Fields of study

  • Law

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

4 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 4 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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The program fee is approximately $5,500 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: 06 January 2018
End: 27 January 2018

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

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