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  • Locations: Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Alayne Wood Minimum Class Level: Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.8 Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 15 credits/semester
Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: None Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Anthropology, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy, Finance, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Cultural Studies, Global Health, Health Policy, History, International Comparative Studies, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

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What James Cook has to offer
  • A comprehensive university and leader in teaching and research
  • A strong commitment to the study of the region's indigenous cultures
  • Smaller class sizes and accessible teaching staff
  • Two friendly campuses: at Townsville, in natural bushland that is home to wildlife such as cockatoos, kookaburras, scrub turkeys and kangaroos; and at Cairns, surrounded by rainforest-covered hills and 10 minutes from the beach
  • Each campus is a relaxing environment with extensive bike baths and local bus services to the central business districts of both cities
  • On-campus entertainment, athletic facilities and membership in a range of student clubs and organizations available

  • Housing at Townsville is in on-campus residence halls, most of which have mandatory meal plans
  • Housing at Cairns is in the Cairns Student Lodge, where students have a full meal plan, on-site computer lab and swimming pool
  • Other living options are available near the campus and northern beaches of Cairns or in the city

  • More than 170 undergraduate subjects across a wide range of disciplines
  • Students may enroll in subjects at one of the campuses for a semester and switch to the other campus for the second semester
  • Four faculties: law, business and the creative arts; science, engineering and information technology; arts, education and social sciences; and medicine, health and the molecular sciences
  • Students take four courses per semester
  • ?dditional information available from the JCU study abroad booklet online.

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