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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 Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall 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: 4 course credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: Good standing
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:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see

Please make sure to read about the difference between direct enroll vs provider programs at

If Australia's environment is what attracts you to studying there then you should consider James Cook University (JCU) (see With two campuses in Tropical North Queensland, in Townsville and Cairns, JCU uses its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, arid outback Queensland, and indigenous communities to create an innovative and inspiring academic community. With 11,000 students on the Townsville campus and 3,000 students at Cairns, you'll find active student communities in cities that provide a unique perspective on Australian life.

As a comprehensive university, you'll find that there are a lot of courses (see available to you. While you may think of marine biology when you think of JCU, it's also a great destination if you are interested in indigenous peoples and sociology, rural education issues, business and economics, geology or ecology, or engineering related to tropical climates. Don't rule it out for subjects like political science or history either as you will receive a distinct regional perspective on these topics.

Orientation and Cultural Programs
An Arcadia program isn't just about enrolling you in an overseas institution however. It's about all of the services we provide. Before you go, you can contact our program coordinator for advice on the application process, choosing courses, or simply what you should pack. Once you arrive, our Australia staff will lead an orientation program along the Mornington Peninsula and in Melbourne that will introduce you to the culture, history and politics of Australia as well as preparing you for the academic challenges of studying in a different educational system. During the semester, Arcadia's staff will plan excursions and activities designed to expand your understanding of Australian culture and help you integrate into university life. See for more information.