The AIM Overseas Public Policy and Community Development program is designed to give you a detailed understanding of the relationship between public policy and community development in an international context. 

This engaging and intensive program is designed to give you a detailed understanding of the relationship between public policy and community development in an international context. You will get the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in policy analysis, ethics, politics and negotiation in Argentina. Additionally, you will also look into the roles of the NGO organisations in this space including the UN, WHO, the World Bank, the Council of Europe as well as smaller private organisations.

Fields of study

  • Development
  • International relations
  • Political Science
  • Public policy
  • Criminology
  • History

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

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 3 credits (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 $6,090 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.

Greer - 2019

I have always loved travel, and I didn't want to miss an opportunity to see the world and gain credit towards my program at the same time. I also thought it would be a great warm up for my future exchange.

The experience forced me to grow academically through the intensive nature of the program, and I found myself deeply engaged with both the content of the course and extra debates that arose in the lecturer's area of interest. Personally, I had to deal with the usual challenges of travelling and travelling alone, which I loved.

Read more of Greer's story here




Alexander - 2019

I decided to complete a short term experience because I've wanted to go on an exchange, however, not for a full semester. My sister had previously gone on exchange and had told me the countless experiences she had that further enticed me. Also, I've always wanted to go to South America so when I saw a course was offered there it solidified my thought.

Personally, it improved my Spanish languages skills to a level I had not achieved previously despite my high school studies as well as seeing and learning so much about South America that I had not known about previously.

Read more of Alexander's story here


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 04 January 2020
End: 01 February 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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.​