Study at James Cook University
If Australia's environment is what attracts you to studying there, then you should consider James Cook University (JCU). With two campuses in Tropical North Queensland, in Townsville and Cairns, JCU uses its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef tropical rainforests, arid outback Queensland, and indigenous communities to create an innovative and inspiring academic community. With 11,000 students on the Townsville campus and 3,000 students at Cairns, you'll find active student communities in cities that provide a unique perspective on Australian life.
As a comprehensive university, you'll find that there are a lot of courses available to you. While you may think of marine biology when you think of JCU, it's also a great destination if you are interested in indigenous peoples and sociology, rural education issues, business and economics, geology or ecology, or engineering related to tropical climates. Subjects such as political science and history either offer you the opportunity to receive a distinct regional perspective on these topics.
An Arcadia program isn't just about enrolling you in an overseas institution however. It's about all of the services we provide. Before you go, you can contact our program manager for advice on the application process, choosing courses, or simply what you should pack. Once you arrive, our Australia staff will lead an orientation program that will introduce you to the culture, history and politics of Australia as well as preparing you for the academic challenges of studying in a different educational system. During the semester, Arcadia's staff will plan excursions and activities designed to expand your understanding of Australian culture and help you integrate into university life.
First Semester and US Academic Year: March 15
Second Semester and Australia Academic Year: November 15
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