ISA Study Abroad in Townsville, Australia

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Townsville is Australia's largest tropical city and headquarters for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Striving for big-city sophistication, Townsville is energetic and young with excellent museums and a thriving nightlife. Just off it... read more

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Definitely worthwhile - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself while I was abroad. I learned that I can be independent, but that having friends around you is always important. I also learned that I thrive on adventure and exploring new places. I have the travel bug now and I can't wait until I can go back to Australia to visit my friends and go to other countrie... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Townsville, Australia
I learned to never say no to an opportunity, and because of that I gained incredible knowledge in my classes, about my new community, travelling, and what I want for myself in my future studies. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
January 19, 2016 Trip Of A Lifetime!
I learned about different cultures, the people, the government. I learned how easy it is to open my eyes and look around at the beautiful world around me. I learned I could fall in love with everything and everyone. I grew up a lot, I became more independent, I was the happiest I have ever been in my life while I was in Australi... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Townsville - James Cook University, Townsville
Nothing is quite like studying abroad. I had a very special circumstance, but no matter who you are, you get to visit a foreign country, learn a new culture, adopt that culture, and learn a lot about yourself. STUDY ABROAD!! I wish I could go again! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Going abroad was the best decision I ever made. It truly opened my eyes. Americans are stuck in such bubbles. Our country barely travels and it is such a shame. Traveling and experiencing the Aussie culture has showed me what truly matters in life. Australia is friendlier, cleaner, less crowded, safer, more focused on living you... - Elizabethtown College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
I gained a better understanding for my own culture as well as making life long friendships. This trip was worthwhile. I feel I now have a better sense of independence from studying abroad. - Berea College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Townsville - James Cook University, Townsville
I learned to enjoy every experience no matter what. Good or bad the memories will still bring smiles. This was the best time of my life so far. I look forward to keeping the care-free mentality with me everyday for the rest of my life. - Elizabethtown College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Townsville - James Cook University, Townsville
I learned a lot about myself while I was abroad and I felt that I gained a lot of experience in being more independent. While you're abroad, you can't just call your parents and expect a lot of help from them if you have a problem. For me, this was the first time I had to make my own travel arrangements for big trips, navigate l... - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Totally worth it, and I would without question do it again. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
I enjoyed learning about life in another country, and it was particularly interesting for me as a science major to see animals and marine life that we don't have in the U.S. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and to spend my time wisely because I'm only in that place for so long until it was time to come back to America. I learned to focus on people who appreciate spending time with me. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Townsville, Australia
I learned that there is so much more I can do with my major that I didn't know about, it made me find my love of the Great Barrier Reef which was worth every penny! - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Townsville, Australia
August 12, 2017 Greatest Semester Ever
This semester/trip was absolutely worth while. I am so grateful for everything I got to learn and see. I really strengthened friendships and created memories that I will have forever. While abroad, you learn a lot about yourself. I learned that i am much stronger than I thought I was. I also learned that the small stuff does not... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I gained so many skills from being abroad. I learned how to travel by myself, function independently in large city settings, and basically set up a new life for myself in a new and foreign place. I now have a lot more confidence in myself that I can start over in new settings, and I can adapt to new situations a lot better. T... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ISA Study Abroad in Townsville, Australia
I learned so much not only about the world, but most importantly about myself. I learned that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought possible, and my passion for exploring the world has busted wide open! The most memorable experience of my life so far, and one that I will never forget. - University of Nebraska - Lincoln View Entire Review
I gained memories from amazing people I'll keep in touch with, been to places i never thought I'd go, never felt so free before, out of my element, so in love with this world...worthwhile doesn't even begin to cover it. - Salem State College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Townsville - James Cook University, Townsville
I learned how to travel on a budget and on my own. I believe it was very worthwhile - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
A new perspective on life - University of Massachusetts Amherst View Entire Review
Most life-changing experience to date. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Past Review Aussie!!!
I learned a lot about myself. I also now have a better appreciation for the country that I am living in. I became more independent as a person and had to make decisions for myself. This trip was worthwhile because I learned what it means to study abroad. - Berea College View Entire Review
YES. I loved everything about my experience. It was so positive and refreshing to be in a total new environment. I recommend it to anyone who finds themselves adventurous. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
I absolutely want to pursue a PhD in marine biology after taking classes in Australia. I also want to go move to Australia for a year and be in those surroundings again. This was one of the happiest times of my life, I truly fit in an Australian lifestyle. Studying abroad also made me feel like I could do anything I wanted with ... - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review

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Townsville is Australia's largest tropical city and headquarters for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Striving for big-city sophistication, Townsville is energetic and young with excellent museums and a thriving nightlife. 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 cosmopolitan 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 ambience

Programs in Townsville include:

  • Academic Year: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines
  • Semester / Trimester: Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1990
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

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