UQ and Latin America and the Caribbean

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Collaboration in action

Fostering Latin-American connections in Australia

For over 16 years, Global Partnerships (GP) has hosted the annual Latin American Colloquium. This important event allows researchers and university staff to connect with Latin-American governments and businesses to advance Latin American–Australian relations. GP also strengthens its connections with the Latin American embassies in Canberra through the UQ-Embassy internship program, which GP run in conjunction with UQ Student Employability Centre. Through this program, UQ students have the opportunity to undertake an internship within an embassy to gain exposure to the working environment of the embassy. Read 10 years of UQ in Latin America: a decade of collaboration and innovation.

Raising happy, confident kids

UQ’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program has been implemented across Latin America. Backed by more than 30 years of ongoing research, the intervention strategy helps parents understand their child’s behaviour and build positive familial relationships. A proposal for a country-wide roll-out is currently being evaluated by the Panamanian Government, and linkages have been established with the Latin University of Costa Rica around joint research and exchange opportunities for psychology students. Triple P is also working with government and community organisations in Mexico, Brazil, and Chile to examine the program in a culturally-appropriate context, with a focus on low-income neighbourhoods.

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Student mobility

Embassy Volunteer Internship Program

The UQ Latin American Embassy Volunteer Internship Program allows students to learn first-hand about Australia-Latin America relations. Each summer and winter, UQ awards A$1000 travel grants to help participants travel to Canberra where they volunteer at the embassies of Ecuador, Peru, Cuba, Uruguay, and El Salvador. The program offers meaningful networking opportunities and exposure to the working environment of an embassy. Students support embassy staff with a variety of tasks and projects, such as consular services, translation, event coordination, and research.

Student exchange to Latin America

UQ has a thriving exchange program, including university partners in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru - Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Tecnológico de Monterrey, University of the Americas Puebla, and the University of Lima. As a UQ student, you can also take advantage of short-term overseas study options and financial support.


More than 1900 alumni live in Latin America and the Caribbean. Alumni with significant links to the region include:


Partner and Global co-Chair of International Arbitration at DLA Piper (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts 2001)

Legal specialist at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (Master in International Studies 2013)

President and Founder of Ecorpmax S.A: operates supermarkets and other grocery stores (Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation 2011)