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AIM Overseas - Border Crossings: Global Migration Issues, Human Rights and International Relations
Lisbon, Portugal (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Non-Exchange Short-Term
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About

Border Crossings: Global Migration Issues, Human Rights and International Relations

Location Lisbon, Portugal
Program dates 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
Application deadline 1 April 2019
Duration 3 weeks

Host: ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon 
Provider: AIM Overseas


Portugal - AiM Overseas
Program Description
This course offers students an overview of the institutional and non-institutional European responses to the current influx of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Be part of engaging discussions on the subject of border(s) and culture crossings, "harsh demographics- harsher politics", European nationalism and urban security. This course will also provide a comparative view of Europe’s Southern and Eastern borders; the US - Mexico border; Southeast Asia and Australia's border control. Site visits to the Portuguese Military as well as non-governmental organisations which provide humanitarian aid to refugees and other immigrants are also highlights of this course, along with trips to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Evora and Sintra.
 
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Academic Information


Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: International Relations
Academic credits: 7.5ECTS

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 Almalfa district and the Castelo de Sao Jorge.


Accommodation 
You will be accommodated in a student hostel in the downtown area of Lisbon where you will be well connected to the rest of the city and the University. You will share a room with either one, two or three other students on the AIM Overseas program. 


 
 

Finances

Tuition: As this program is a non-exchange program, all tuition and program fees will be paid to AIM Overseas.

Program fee: $5595 AUD
 
Program fee inclusions: 
Tuition, accommodation, cultural activities, site visits, AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support. 

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program 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 University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
 
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Charlotte.

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

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 > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 10 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 global.shortterm@sydney.edu.au
 


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