James Cook University - Cairns: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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JCU Cairns is located near the spectacular northern beaches, in the suburb of Smithfield, approximately 15 kilometres, or 9 miles, north of the city centre. Surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains, students at JCU Cairns enjoy a ... read more

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I feel like I grew a lot. I learned a lot about who I am and what I value. I realized how independent I am and how much I value my alone time. These were important realizations. I had one class that I loved and which exposed me to politics in Australia as well as in Asia which was incredibly helpful. By taking me out of the tris... - Barnard College View Entire Review
I learned how to deal with a lot of struggles on my own. I dealt with some of the scariest things on the other side of the planet, and there was no way my parents could just pop over and help me. It taught me how to adjust to a completely foreign environment with new people, things, and ideas. I learned how to learn from them an... - Marywood University View Entire Review
Got to see the different environments, try local foods, and experience local culture. Fully immersed myself in the culture. I chose classes that I found to be very interesting, and 2/4 of them had field trips. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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JCU Cairns is located near the spectacular northern beaches, in the suburb of Smithfield, approximately 15 kilometres, or 9 miles, north of the city centre. Surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains, students at JCU Cairns enjoy a vibrant campus life in an unrivaled location.

Over 4000 students, including more than 380 international students study at JCU Cairns and have access to a range of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities including an impressive library and information technology building, science laboratories, student refectory, cafe, gym, sporting oval and basketball court. Accommodation is also available on campus at the John Grey Hall of Residence, providing a comfortable and convenient place for students to base themselves whilst studying at JCU. 

With over two million visitors annually, Cairns is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. Attractions include two World Heritage natural environments – the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Wet Tropics ancient rainforests; nearby resort regions include Port Douglas and Mission Beach; the picturesque Atherton Tablelands and outback Queensland are within easy reach.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Year Founded:
1970
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