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  • Locations: Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Areas of study: Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Marine Science, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Physics Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment GPA: 7.5
Program Description:

James Cook University

Program Overview

With its close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding tropical savannahs, bushlands and rainforest, James Cook's campus is a breathtaking sample of Australia's rich environment. Science courses make sure to take advantage of the environment with fieldwork components.

There is an extensive range of course offerings, including an internationally renowned marine biology program as well as other programs in biodiversity, tropical environmental studies, earth sciences, tropical health, and tourism. JCU is consistently ranked in the world's top three for research performance in the areas of ecology and environment, plant and animal sciences, and geosciences and is ranked among the top 12 tourism education institutions in the world with its special focus on ecotourism. Special offerings also include cultural heritage management and Asia-Pacific community development.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Academic Program
Students may choose from a rich array of courses in the Faculty of Science,  Engineering and Information Technology, specifically within the School of Marine and Tropical Biology or the School of Earth and Environment Sciences.  Students may take courses from more than one department within a School, and should pay careful attention to prerequisites when selecting courses. Pomona also requires students to take one course focusing on Australian culture in an area such as literature, history, sociology, or anthropology.

Courses at James Cook University generally carry 3.0 or 4.0 U.S. semester credits per course. Pomona students must complete 16 - 17 U.S. semester credits at JCU in order to receive 4.0 Pomona credits. Students should note that only whole-letter grades are available. 

Pomona does not award credit for the Linking Indigenousness course. 

Living Arrangements
Normally, students live and take their meals on campus in one of the university residence halls.

Number of Students
James Cook University enrolls approximately 11,000 students.

Host Institution
James Cook University

Faculty Liaison
Fran Hanzawa

  • Pomona Biology 41E or Joint Sciences Biology 44
Travel Advisories

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/19/2021 10/08/2021 TBA TBA