The AIM Overseas Teacher Education and Practice Program program gives education students a rare opportunity to undertake an intensive international study program. 

The program will start with a comprehensive overview of the history of and critical issues related to education in the United States, followed by introducing the structural aspects of contemporary education in America, which includes zoning, school choice, curriculum and relevant legislation. Site visits to various types of schools in America will enable students to learn how different teaching philosophies are applied and to better understand the variety of school options available in the U.S. School placement experience at the end of the course will give you an engaging opportunity to create and lead your own classroom lesson(s).

Fields of study

  • Education

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.

 Apply to UQ Abroad Apply to host


The program fee is approximately $5,890 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: 29 November 2017
End: 20 December 2017

Fast Facts

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

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