Swim in crystal clear water with the vibrant colors of the Great Barrier Reef below, relax on a sparkling beach fringed by palm trees and fly through the rainforest canopy in a thrilling bungee jump, all while studying in the Northern Queensland’s Townsville, home to a thriving student population. This region is famous for its rainforest, reef and remote outback landscapes, along with a rich history and Aboriginal heritage. While this pedestrian-friendly city is certainly an ideal location for students interested in studying biology and environmental sciences – James Cook University is ranked in the top 50 schools in the world for environmental science and top 100 for earth and marine sciences – anyone can appreciate the pristine beauty of this region!

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On Australia's tropical northeast coast



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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef in the world, measuring 2011 km in length and 72 km across at its widest point.

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