Program Details

Situated in northeastern Queensland, Cairns is a playful, laid back retreat where the natural environment brings a unique feel to the charming coastal city.
Location:
Cairns, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Tropical, wild and rugged, Queensland's Far North is a stunning destination and tourist mecca. Though geographically small, the region contains the richest pocket of bio-diversity in Australia, if not the world. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park offers spectacular reefs, and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area contains ancient rainforest and pristine white-sand beaches. Cairns, distinguished as an international and domestic player in both tourism and business, is the center of tourism for the region and is packed with hotels, restaurants and shops. Additionally, this region is renowned for its myriad of day tours and adventure activities - white water rafting, bungee jumping, scuba diving, bush walking, trail riding and much more. Whatever your fancy, Cairns is sure to please.

James Cook University (JCU) is one of the world's leading tropical research institutions where world class research faculty utilize the natural beauty and diverse ecosystems of the Cairns region as unique learning environments to expand upon classroom teaching. Popular areas of study include: Business, Environmental Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology and Australian culture. The Cairns campus is home to over 4,000 students, including about 380 international students, and has a spectacular surround with rainforest-covered mountains on three sides. Located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield, the campus is 9 miles north of the city center. 
Cricos Code: 00117J


Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Bridging Cultures Program • Resident Staff • Computer and Internet Access • Excursions • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • The Professional Development Toolbox • Scholarship Opportunities

Setting Description:
The Cairns campus is home to approximately 4,000 students, including an estimated 410 international students, and has a spectacular surround with rainforest-covered mountains on three sides. Located near the northern beaches in the suburb of Smithfield, the campus is 9 miles north of the city center. Cairns is an attractive costal city with a population of 140,000 and provides students with a large variety of outdoor activities including visits to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby islands and resorts, historic outback towns, and World Heritage listed rain-forests. The city enjoys excellent tropical climates for most of the academic year including autumn, winter, and spring, and an average winter temperature of around 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
- Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50. - Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university and be currently enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation. - Students must also include an academic letter of recommendation and letter of intent along with their standard ISA application if their GPA falls below the minimum requirement.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations. For more information, please

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