The AIM Overseas Patterns of Change and Resilience in Middle Eastern Politics program explores the history and nature of the ever-changing Middle East from an international perspective.

The course focuses on the features, internal processes, and the main problematic issues of the Middle East, while emphasising its relationship with the West, itself a plural entity, and especially with Europe and the European Union.

Along side with lectures and in-class debates, students will be involved in the role-play activities where they are asked to choose a political actor then developing strategies and implementing regional policies according to the rules set by the instructor.

Fields of study

  • Humanities
  • International Relations

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

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 7.5 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student 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 $4,190 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

Winter 2017 applications for this program have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 01 July 2017
End: 22 July 2017

Fast Facts

Status: Closed
Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Milan, Italy
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

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