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AIM Overseas January Break Programs
Location: Various - see 'Academic Information'
Program dates: December 2018 - January 2019
AIM application deadline: 17 September 2018 (note: deadline for Graz Education program: 30 August 2018)
Sydney registration deadline: 1 November 2018
Duration: 3 - 4 weeks
Since 2007 AIM Overseas has helped more than 5000 students undertake overseas short courses. These students have come from over 28 of Australia’s 39 universities. All AIM Overseas programs are:
- Three to four weeks long
- Taught in English (except language programs!)
- Taught by a university overseas that has an expertise in the topic being offered
- Academically rigourous and designed to count for credit
- Designed to be eligible for funding
- Covered by Australia’s best-practice health and safety advice and support
Their programs are taught in relevant places such as Robotics in Latvia, Biodiversity in Peru, or Psychology in Austria.
The programs frequently include lots of site visits and field trips to places that increase your learning, giving you an experience that simply could not be replicated in a classroom in Australia.
View full program details.
AIM Overseas offer the following programs in January 2019. You can apply to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course or you can choose to complete these programs without receiving credit towards your course. If you do wish to apply for academic approval we recommend you do so as soon as you have chosen an overseas study program.
How to apply for academic credit.
Argentina, National University of Lanús
- Public Policy and Community Development
Austria, University of Graz
- Cross Cultural Psychology
- Inclusive Education: Theories and Practices from an International Perspective (note: internal deadline for Graz Education program: 30 August 2018)
France, CAVILAM (Centre d’Approches Vivantes des Langues et des Médias
- Intensive French in Vichy (January)
Italy, The European Institute of Design
- Media and Communication for the Fashion Industry
Italy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
- Understanding the Middle East: Regional and International Identities, Interests, and Strategies
Latvia, Riga Technical University
- Robotics: Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Designs
Netherlands, Maastricht University
- International Relations and Politics in the EU
Peru, Universidad Andina del Cusco
- Peruvian Biodiversity and Sustainability
Portugal, University Institute of Lisbon
- Empowering Women in the 21st Century
USA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Business Communication and Negotiation Skills
This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to the AIM Overseas
Program fee: Fees vary program to program - see 'Academic Information' tab.
Other costs involved: flights, visa, transport, accommodation and living expenses.
Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program (registration required) you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your AIM Overseas mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
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
Applications for December-January 2019 have now closed. You can find a list of AIM Overseas July Programs here.
Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.
It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.
Example application timeline
1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!
Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.
Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org