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AIM Overseas Public Policy Buenos Aires Short-term Study Abroad
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Type:
Experiential Learning
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Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:


Public Policy and Community Development

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program dates: 7 January – 1 February 2019
Application deadline: 15 September 2018
Duration: 4 weeks

Host: National University of Lanús
Provider: AIM Overseas

AIM Public Policy Buenos Aires

Program Description
The Public Policy and Community Development program at the National University of Lanús in Argentina is designed for Australian University students with a background or interest in social work, community and international development, policy and governance, politics, NGO’s, and social entrepreneurship.
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.
The National University of Lanús has a strong community presence and has an established UNICEF supported volunteer program, which provides numerous sporting and educational activities to the local disadvantaged children. As part of this program, you will take part in a number of activities within this volunteering initiative.

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: Government, Arts and Social Sciences
Academic credits: 3 US credit points

Module I: Introduction to Argentina’s current history from a development and public policy approach
Module II: Public policy at a local scale: community development
Module III: RBA and Gender approach to community development
Module IV: Children’s rights and community development

Once you have applied to AIM Overseas they will provide you with the full course syllabus so that you can submit this to your faculty for academic credit assessment.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Argentina is a vast natural wonderland, with the Iguazu falls in the north to the Glaciar Perito Moreno in the south – an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
The city of Buenos Aires, which is located on the banks of the famous River Plate, is undoubtedly the big cosmopolitan entrance to South America. It is a metropolis with boundless energy combining tradition and innovation in its architecture, fashion and art. Post-war migration has resulted in a city-scape infused with European architecture, style and cuisine, simultaneously permeated with the undeniable latin flair for futbol and tango.
Aside from exploration for the great outdoors and immersing yourself in latino past times and politics, this city also provides a culinary adventure. Buenos Aires is a melting pot of cultures – producing a variety of ethnic cuisines stretching from Southeast Asia to the Middle East to Scandinavia. The juicy and perfectly grilled steaks are world renowned and unmissable, with Parillas (Steak Houses) everywhere.
Accommodation is provided in a hostel La Casa de Pichincha, situated in downtown Buenos Aires. Pinichina has a history of working with the University and providing accommodation for overseas students. Students will be sharing either a double or quadruple room with other AIM Overseas program participants. A double room is furnished with a bunk bed and a desk, a quadruple room has four single beds and four desks.
The hostel provides a barbecue facility on the rooftop and a shared kitchen. WiFi is available included.

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Program Fee: AUD4,990 (TBC)
Program fee includes: 
- Tuition
- Accommodation
- Airport pick-up
- Transfers between home and campus
- Packed lunch while on campus
- Cultural activities
- Weekend Trip to Iguazu Falls
- AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support

Other costs:  Airfare, visas, travel and health insurance, meals, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Application instructions for Dec-Feb 2018/2019 programs will be provided in July! If you have any questions about this program in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at

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