Political Science and International Relations in Australia

A two-week Study Abroad opportunity to discover Australia’s working theories on international relations.

This program specifically caters for students interested in studying Political Science and International Relations. It will help you grow into capable and competitive global citizens and assist you to develop a sound understanding of politics and international relations based on working theory and approaches used in Australia.

The course provides students with a broad introduction to international relations theory, engaging the main conceptual approaches, such as realism, liberalism, and critical theory. Students will discuss how these theories might be applied to real world politics and affairs.

Parliament House of the Commonwealth of Australia in Canberra

The program includes visits to:

  • Queensland Parliament House
  • Parliament House of the Commonwealth of Australia in Canberra
  • Brisbane Convention Centre
  • National Portrait Gallery and Museum.

Presentations and guest speakers will also be included from organisations such as the Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC), Asia Pacific Centre for Responsibility to Protect, and government-sponsored trade organisations such as The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) who support Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators and governments as they develop international markets and education.


  • Brisbane - Accommodation will be in homestay and single placement. Double placements can be arranged where requested and each participant will have their own bedroom. Please note students from other nationalities may be at the same homestay. Homestay accommodation provides breakfast and dinner (B,D) on weekdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner (B,L,D) on weekends.
  • Canberra - Hotel or hostel style accommodation will booked for the Canberra component of the program.


AUD$3,250 per person.

  • Inclusions: Airport transfers (local), all lectures, activities and site visits, homestay accommodation in Brisbane (including breakfast and dinner on weekdays and breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends) and hotel or hostel-style accommodation in Canberra.
  • Exclusions: Weekday lunches (approximately AUD$10 per day), public transport costs to and from campus (approximately AUD$7-$8 per day) and personal expenses, meals in Canberra.
  • Please note that the program prices above do not include international airfares or mandatory health and travel insurance.


Monday 17 July - Friday 28 July 2017

Participants should arrive in Brisbane on the Saturday or Sunday prior to the commencement of the program and depart the Saturday from Canberra.

Language of delivery

The program will be delivered in English and participants are recommended to have an English level of IELTS 5.0 or above to actively engage with this program. Interpreters are not included.


This is a fixed-date program that is open to students from universities all over the world. Please note that a minimum of 15 enrolments are required for the program to proceed.

Itinerary & optional weekend trips


Get a brochure with a day-by-day itinerary.  The final itinerary is subject to change and availability. You will receive a copy of the final program at least one-week prior to program commencement.

Optional weekend trips to pristine beaches, ancient rainforests and meet local wildlife are also available through our Activities office.

How to apply

Apply at least two months before the start of the program using the Short Term Study Abroad program application form.  There are no formal requirements needed to attend this course (e.g. IELTS score or GPA).

Once you have applied you will receive a letter of offer for the program and will be required to pay a deposit of AUD$500 to secure your place. Please do not book flights until you receive confirmation that the program will proceed. You will be notified of program confirmation at least two months prior to program commencement.

 Email us to find out more about how to apply or with any queries.