The AIM Overseas Understanding the Middle East program aims to enable students to achieve a clear understanding of the main issues that have shaped and are characterising the politics of the region, its role in contemporary international politics, as well as the strategies employed by the main international actors towards it.

The program also aims to investigate the usefulness and the shortcomings of (‘Western’) international relations and political science approaches and concepts to the region, highlighting both the differences and similarities between the Middle East and other political areas.

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

3 US Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 3 US Credit (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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Costs

The program fee is approximately $4,290 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.

Emily - 2017

After returning from exchange in 2016, I understand the incredible value of studying abroad and wanted to have another opportunity to do so. Learning about politics in the Middle East was a really interesting subject to me and something that will benefit my development in the future. Staying in Italy was amazing, I made great friends, ate lots of pasta and had the chance to travel every weekend. I also went to Morocco before returning to Australia which was amazing and I also learnt a lot from this experience. I would definitely recommend a study abroad program with UQ.

Read more of Emily's story here. 

 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: 10 September 2018
Host: 17 September 2018

Program Dates

Start: 05 January 2019
End: 26 January 2019

Fast Facts

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

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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