IFSA: Townsville - James Cook University

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at James Cook University, Townsville! Dig deeper into ecology, photography, or marine biology while surrounded by the spectacular rainforests of the Wet Tropics, the dry savannahs and the iconic Gre... read more

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I learned that I am much more independent than I think I am. This allowed me to both improve my independence, as well as gain confidence in my ability to be independent. This will be a great skill to have when I am working and living on my own in the near future. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I became more independent and learned how to travel (before this, I had never traveled) - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and Australia that I will always take with me. I would go back in a heartbeat. - Colorado College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. Future students, do not get yourself sucked into a group of strictly international or American friends. Do everything you can to put yourself in situations to meet locals, that's what the best experience of being abroad is. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I truly learned how to look at things from other perspectives. Living with international students taught me valuable lessons that everyone views and sees things dramatically different sometimes. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
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Gained a sense of independence - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. Being so far from the people I know and love, on my own, it forced me to grow as a person and discover new things about myself. Most importantly, I hope to hang on to the notion that everything isn't as important as it seems, there's no reason to be stressed out all the time, because things will wor... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
its too hard to sum up in a little box, all of the incredible things i learned or gained while i was there but i can say that is was worth every second of my time and every penny spent. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at James Cook University, Townsville! Dig deeper into ecology, photography, or marine biology while surrounded by the spectacular rainforests of the Wet Tropics, the dry savannahs and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. IFSA will help you thrive while at this unique and diverse top-ranked tropical research institution. And just imagine what you'll do on your weekends!

What James Cook has to offer:


  • Experience smaller class sizes and accessible teaching staff at a top-ranked university

  • Choose from two campuses:

    • Townsville, in natural bushland that is home to wildlife such as cockatoos, kookaburras, scrub turkeys, wallabies and kangaroos. Townsville receives around 320 days of sunshine each year and is in easy reach of The Whitsunday Islands and Charters Towers.

    • Cairns, surrounded by rainforest-covered hills is a popular North Queensland tourist attraction. Located 30 minutes from the beach, Cairns is also the adventure capital.



  • Each campus offers a relaxing environment with extensive bike paths and local bus services to the central business districts of both cities

  • Study in an unparalleled diverse physical environment

  • Courses and subjects are designed with clear learning outcomes, coherent structures and manageable workloads

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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