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Housing Information

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in the Pacific region, at an additional cost. There are a range of housing options and costs vary according to accommodation selected and session. Please review the details within your chosen program session.

A Housing Commitment Fee of $1,000 must be paid by the Final Forms and Payment due date. This fee is nonrefundable after the payment due date and is applied to overall housing costs. The total housing cost will be billed 3-4 weeks prior to the program's departure, once a housing assignment has been allocated.

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are many differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Australia and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Aussie!

ISA participants at James Cook University, Townsville, who choose ISA housing have two dorm options available; on campus with meals or on campus, no meals. Dorm placements that include a full meal plan will be in a single bedroom with shared, co-ed bathroom facilities. On campus accommodation that does NOT include a meal plan will be a single bedroom with kitchen, dining, lounge, patio and bathroom areas being shared between approximately 7 students (co-ed). All on campus accommodation options include hard-wired Internet and bed linens. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available within each residence hall.

See the ISA Townsville Google Map for a visual on the location of these housing options.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option will be responsible for their own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.