International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Environmental and Marine Science, Business, Psychology & Liberal Arts -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 containingfield 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.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university and be currently enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation.

Students must also include an academic letter of recommendation and letter of intent along with their standard ISA application if their GPA falls below the minimum requirement.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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