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Semester / Trimester

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Tropical Studies, Economics, Society & Culture - James Cook University - Townsville

James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, one of the world's leading tropical research institutions, is home to a top-notch faculty, who take full advantage of their natural laboratory. Students have the opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom and put it to work in fantastically diverse ecosystems, right at their doorstep. All courses are taught by JCU faculty, and ISA participants take classes alongside Australian and other international students.


Program Highlights
  • U.S. style campus located in Southwest Townsville
  • Credit-bearing undergraduate research opportunity available. Contact your ISA Site Specialist for more information.
  • Numerous experiential learning courses offered containing field components
  • JCU Sponsored Scholarship opportunity available
  • Popular Subjects: Marine science, Psychology, Environmental Science, Sport and Exercise Science and Australian culture
  • Housing: Students will be placed in on-campus, catered or self-catered single dorms
  • Multi-day Bridging Cultures Program in beautiful Byron Bay
  • Optional Excursions offered to Thailand, New Zealand's South Island, Cairns, Bali or Ayer's Rock

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Townsville Site Specialist.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Fall 1 2017Jul 9, 2017 to Nov 18, 2017ITNF3117$13,425Program in Progress
Spring 1 2018Early Feb, 2018 to Mid Jun, 2018ITNS3118$14,995Currently Accepting Applications!
Fall 1 2018Early Jul, 2018 to Mid Nov, 2018ITNF3118$14,995Currently Accepting Applications!