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AIM Overseas Empowering Women in 21st C. Lisbon Short-term Study Abroad
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Type:
Coursework, Site Visits
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Short-term Duration:
2-3 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:


Empowering Women in the 21st Century

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Program dates: 13 January – 3 February 2018
Application deadline: 15 September 2017
Duration 3 weeks

Host: University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE)
Provider: AIM Overseas

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Program Description
The interactive Empowering Women in the 21st Century taught by AIM Overseas’ partner ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon – in Portugal aims to give students an overview of women’s contribution to the development of societies. The course brings to discussion topics regarding gender and how values and norms influence and perpetuate stereotypes. It also covers issues in several social domains: politics, economics, education, family, work, environment, health, and personal safety.
In addition to the academic classes, site visits to Portuguese and international agencies and NGOs will be organised to deepen your understanding on the various topics in empowering women in the 21st century.

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: Gender Studies, Arts and Social Sciences
Academic credits: 9 ECTS
General conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6CP Sydney credits

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
The legacy of Portugal’s former wealth and power can be seen in its historic cities – yet the capital, Lisbon, superbly sited on the Tejo river estuary, is as popular today for its lively clubbing scene as for its grand Manueline monuments and medieval alleyways. Lisbon features cinematic hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo showcase Lisbon’s post-card perfect panorama. Cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals combine centuries’ worth of history into a city. 

This coastal city has a lively café culture and nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe. Moreover, it is the only European capital located close to many sandy beaches, meaning your time there will feel more serene. Lisbon’s Tram 28 is renowned for being the longest of any tram in Lisbon, following a loop that passes popular hotspots such as the Alfama district and the Castelo de Sao Jorge.

Festivals pack Portugal’s calendar. Drink, dance and feast your way through Lisbon’s Festa de Santo Antonio or Porto’s Festa de Sao Joao.
Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches: the Portugal experience can be many things. History, great food and idyllic scenery are just the beginning.
Accommodation will be provided at a residence managed by ISCTE-IUL in downtown Lisbon. The residence is situated in central Lisbon, in a charming neighbourhood adjacent to the main avenue of the city, Avenida da Liberdade. Students will share a bedroom with up to three other students on the AIM Overseas program. 



Program Fee: $5,190 AUD
Program fee includes: 
- Tuition
- Accommodation
- Welcome and farewell lunches
- Cultural activities
- Site visits
- AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support

Other costs:  Airfare, travel 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 later this year. Applications are currently open for Jun-Aug 2018 programs!

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