James Cook University


Cairnes, Australia

Location 
James Cook University consists of two main campuses located in the northern Queensland coastal cities of Cairns and Townsville. For those applicants interested in gaining a one-of-a-kind education within a tropical environment, students at James Cook University have easy access to the nearby Great Barrier Reef and rainforests. As a result of the consistent tropical climate, the average temperature is around 78 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. While known for embracing a relaxed tropical lifestyle, the north Queensland region has tremendous cultural diversity consisting of Indigenous, European, and Asian communities. In addition, JCU campuses provide homes for a variety of native Australian creatures, such as the kookaburra, cockatoo, bush turkey, and wallaby.

Programs of Study 
JCU is world-renowned for providing outstanding opportunities for hands-on research in tropical science studies. Areas of studies that prospective students can choose from include: Coral Reef Ecology, Zoology, Geology, Psychology, and many more. In addition, JCU also offers courses in non-scientific study areas such as: Tourism, Creative Arts, Education, and Engineering, among many others. During free time, there is an abundance of activities that students can engage in such as: skydiving, white water rafting, hiking trails, horseback riding, sailing, and many more.

Living Arrangements 
Students have the choice to live either on-campus or off-campus. On-campus, there are 8 residential colleges, and accommodations range from self-catering units to 3-bedroom apartments. All students living on-campus will each have their own single study bedroom. Off-campus living is also available, consisting of apartments, houses, or shared accommodation within a close proximity to campus or in the suburbs. JCU provides an accommodation service able to assist in off-campus arrangements as well as on-campus.

Costs 
Students pay Berry College tuition and the overseas institution's housing costs.  Click here for JCU's housing and meals costs.

Eligibility 
For admission, applicants must have a GPA higher than 2.5 and have attended one full year at a college/university institution

Applying 
After receiving Berry College approval, students apply to the program directly.