- Townsville, Australia
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Townsville is Australia's largest tropical city and headquarters for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Just off its shores you can discover the Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island, while in town you can explore in the parks or walk up to Castle Hill Lookout. If looking for hidden treasures sounds exhausting, other gems await you right in the middle of town. Catering for sophisticated palates and elegant tropical fun, this city boasts an array of world class cafes, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casino and shops. Whichever one you choose, you'll enjoy Townsville's friendly, unique, relaxed tropical ambiance.
James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, one of the world's leading tropical research institutions, is home to a top-notch faculty, who take full advantage of their natural laboratory. Students have the opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom and put it to work in fantastically diverse ecosystems, right at their doorstep. At JCU there are numerous study areas for students to choose from, many offering exciting, hands-on field components. Popular study areas include: Marine Science, Psychology, Environmental Science, Sport and Exercise Science and Australian Culture.
The Townsville campus is the University's largest, boasting approximately 12,300 students, including over 1,400 international students. It is located approximately 20 minutes via bus from the city center, and the campus surroundings provide students with easy access to everything they will need during their time at JCU, including a large variety of outdoor activities, visits to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby islands and resorts, historic outback towns, and World Heritage listed rainforests. Diverse environments, vibrant communities, and challenging academic programs are just a few of the reasons why so many students choose to study abroad at James Cook University.
Cricos Code: 00117J
Additional Program Information
- - 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.
- 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.