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Middle East Studies In-Country Program

Project Summary

  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: Jordan, Qatar
  • Grantee: Deakin University
Group of people posing for a photo at the Australian Emabassy in Doha.
Deakin students at the Australian Embassy in Doha, Qatar with His Excellency Axel Wabenhorst, Australian Ambassador to Qatar. Credit: Deakin University.

Project description

This program takes students of Deakin University on a three-week tour to Jordan and Qatar. The study tour aims at creating intercultural and political understanding by offering a first-hand view of life in two Arab monarchies at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. With a focus on interacting with local people, including their fellow university students, the tour aims to create deeper levels of understanding and empathy for the participants whilst fostering career directions for life after university. Through a series of professional experiences with diplomats, NGO staff, UN organisations and academics, the program builds enduring connections between young Australians and the region. The ultimate objective of the program is to see those Deakin graduates pursuing careers related to the Middle East.

Key dates

  • Tour runs, Jordan & Qatar, 4 November 2018 to 22 June 2019
  • Visit to Australian Embassy, Amman, Jordan, 7 November 2018
  • Visit to Australian embassy, Qatar, Doha 15 November 2018
  • Visit to Australian funded aid project in Jordan, Jordan, 10 June 2019
  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations grant offer: $25,000
  • Total project value: $160,000

Last Updated: 7 September 2018
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