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  • Locations: Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 02/07/2022 06/20/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester/Year Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Business, Economics, Finance, History, Management, Mathematics, Physics, Sciences, Social Sciences Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Student Residence
Program Description:

James Cook University

Program Overview

Established in 1961 and currently home to more than 20,000 students, James Cook University, located in Townsville in tropical north Queensland, is ranked number one in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology - a fitting designation for a university with close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding tropical savannahs, bushlands, and rainforest. JCU draws strength and inspiration from Australia’s rich and diverse environment, and many courses offer fieldwork components to maximize your experience with hands-on learning. 

With stellar rankings for student support, skills development, research (with 26 specialized research centres and institutes), and learner engagement, students from over a hundred countries enjoy JCU’s  extensive range of course offerings, with additional strengths in  biodiversity, tropical environmental studies, earth sciences, tropical health, and a special focus on ecotourism, along with cultural heritage management and Asia-Pacific community development.

An inspiring academic community is achieved through strong international services and student programming. You’ll enjoy the sunny, warm climate and the friendly, multicultural  campus culture. 

WhY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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