Arcadia: Cairns - James Cook University

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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 unive... read more

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Past Review Unforgettable
I learned so much about myself and Australia. I learned so much about the culture and the people and it was definitely worthwhile. - Davidson College View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
Very worth while. It gave me a sense of how other westernized countries live and that the States is not necessarily "the best and only way" to live. Things are a lot more laid back and easy going here - Roger Williams University View Entire Review

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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. 

ARCADIA EXCURSIONS
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:


  • Great Barrier Reef

  • The Grampians- Breathtaking scenery

  • Broken Bay- Rappel, hike, swim & campfire cookouts

  • North Stradbroke Island-Kayak & snorkel

  • and more...

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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1999
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award

$250-$2,500

Deadlines:
Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.

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