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Study Abroad in Townsville or Cairns, Australia

Study abroad in Townsville or Cairns and experience the tropical, coastal lifestyle without the huge population. Swim in crystal clear water with the vibrant colors of the Great Barrier Reef below; relax on a pristine beach fringed by palm trees; and fly through the rainforest canopy in a thrilling bungee jump. It’s not just rainforest and reef, though – this region has remote outback landscapes, a rich history and Aboriginal heritage, and the vibrant yet laid back towns of Townsville and Cairns. Sure it’s an ideal location for biology and environment study abroad students, but anyone can appreciate the pristine beauty of the Townsville and Cairns regions!

Townsville & Cairns Program Highlights

  • Study abroad at James Cook University with campuses in Townsville and Cairns, offering a comprehensive array of courses
  • Live with locals in on-campus housing on the Townsville campus
  • Live in Townsville, a coastal country town with it’s relaxed pace or Cairns, the tourist Mecca of far north Queensland
  • Be surrounded by the World Heritage Listed areas of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforests – this is a truly unique environment
  • Comprehensive five-day orientation program in Sydney includes many cultural activities
  • Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand tour

Don't Leave Townsville or Cairns Without...

  • Snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef - of course!
  • Enjoying the local beaches and swimming in the warm tropical ocean
  • Meandering through the markets on weekends and devouring locally grown fresh tropical fruits and vegetables
  • Cheering on the Northern Queensland Cowboys Rugby League team at a local game in Townsville
  • Spending a weekend on Magnetic Island, just off the coast of Townsville
  • Getting invited home for a "barbie" by a local student
  • Enjoying world-class sailing through the Whitsunday Islands, along with the whitest sand beach you have ever seen at Whitehaven Beach
  • Visiting deserted beaches where the rainforest literally meets the sea at Cape Tribulation
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