James Cook University - Townsville: Townsville - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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JCU Townsville, located in the suburb of Douglas, only 13 kilometres, or 8 miles from the city centre, is surrounded by native Australian flora and fauna and is set on 386-hectares of natural bush and parkland. More than 11,500 students, including... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
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April 03, 2016 Great
A lot and yes - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with James Cook University - Townsville: Townsville - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
I learned to be much more independent. I also learned how to travel alone. It taught me a lot about myself and helped me to grow as a person. - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
Past Review A Good Time
JCU is a fine program, there may be other schools worth looking into. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Living on my own was a big one! Yes it was very worth while. I am so absolutely happy I went to James Cook and would do it all again if I had the chance! - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with James Cook University - Townsville: Townsville - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I made lifelong friendships with people from all over the world that I would have otherwise not had a chance to meet. I learned that I really love to travel and learned how to be flexible in some areas and yet firm in my core beliefs. I learned how to budget my money and how to let go when necessary and splurge on once in a life... - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with James Cook University - Townsville: Townsville - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I gained a lot of knowledge about how the world views my field (Marine Biology/Conservation Biology) and about issues that are not normally seen in the US. I also learned the Australian vocabulary and mannerisms. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Past Review Camp Australia
friends, independence, understanding of a new field not offered at home - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
Yes - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
yes completely worthwhile - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
Before coming to Australia, I never traveled outside of the U.S., let alone ever been on a plane. Coming here and being away from my family and my comfort zone, I learned a lot about myself. I know I can be independent and navigate through cities on my own. I feel more confident with my future aspiration of becoming a teacher ... - Marywood University View Entire Review
Past Review
Europe is a place for history and architecture; Australia is a place for natural beauty (especially the Great Barrier Reef which is the most breath taking natural wonder in the world). The country holds a "No Worries" attitude that puts things in perspective and is a model lifestyle. - Tufts University View Entire Review
I was presented with new ways to look at life, from both my classes and the people I met. I was also exposed to the idea of being more spontaneous and adventurous; this by the friends I made. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I gained a lot of knowledge about future career paths and I learned about myself. It was very worthwhile. - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Maturing
I learned a lot of independence and how different cultures can be from one another. It was 100% worthwhile and I learned a ton. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
I gained a lot of experience being independent. I was responsible for paying rent, making my own food, planning trips, and setting up things like phone service and bank accounts. All of these are incredibly valuable skills I will continue to use - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with James Cook University - Townsville: Townsville - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
A cultural experience of the world and how much of nature there is out there and how beautiful is it. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
Independence and an understanding of a different culture. It was absolutely worth while. - Roger Williams University View Entire Review
Hopefully. It's making senior year hard, but it was a blast of a time. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Direct Enrollment: Townsville- James Cook University
I enjoyed the cultural experience more than the academic experience, but it was a lot of fun and I feel like I learned a lot from all of it. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
Studying abroad helped me become more responsible and Mature - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
It was because if I didn't get to study abroad then I would have never got to Australia and New Zealand for so long. - University of Hartford View Entire Review

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JCU Townsville, located in the suburb of Douglas, only 13 kilometres, or 8 miles from the city centre, is surrounded by native Australian flora and fauna and is set on 386-hectares of natural bush and parkland. 

More than 11,500 students, including over 1400 international students study at JCU Townsville, giving the Campus a bright, and vibrant culture. Facilities on campus include the main JCU Library, cafes, fitness and sporting facilities, state-of-the-art teaching and research spaces and a wealth of student clubs and societies. 

On-campus accommodation is available, and with around 1400 students living within JCU's various colleges and halls of residence, the Campus has a true community atmosphere. 

 Townsville is Australia’s largest tropical city with a population of around 190,000. It’s a thriving coastal city and port, and an access point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Just a 20-minute ferry ride from the city, the spectacular Magnetic Island, is a popular tourist attraction, and the resort regions of the Whitsunday Islands and Mission Beach are also within reach.

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  • Fall
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Year Founded:
1970
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