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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum GPA: 2.8
Click here for a definition of this term Class/Credit Status: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Business, Engineering Design & Configuration Management, Health Science, Humanities, Law
Program Model: Affiliate Provider
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Semester in Tropical North Queensland has it all: world-class academics, breathtaking scenery, vibrant city life, a beautiful oceanfront, and plenty of great cuisine and entertainment. Just an hour from the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll live in one of the most majestic places in Australia and study at James Cook University (JCU). JCU is a top-notch university that has a backdrop of tropical islands, thick rainforest, and lush parks. Dive into your academics during the week and choose from more than 170 undergraduate subjects. Many courses include excursions to islands, JCU outback research stations, and some of Australia’s best kept secrets.


Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • World-renowned marine and environmental academic programs
  • Tropical environment, with temps ranging from 60-90 degrees year round
  • Residence hall living with meal plan—no worries!
  • AACSB International Business School accreditation
  • Trips to Magnetic Island, home to northern Australia's largest wild koala population
Location:
Townsville is a charming coastal city that offers visitors a world of new experiences. You can spend your day exploring the outback, relaxing at the beach, shopping at the local markets, or dancing at one of the many music festivals. And, with only 110,000 people, it has everything a student could want without being in an overwhelmingly big city. Best of all, Townsville has 320 days of sunshine a year!

Townsville is most known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You'll have a chance to visit the Reef as part of your orientation program. Because you'll live so close, you can return again and again to the Reef to explore the awe-inspiring marine life and tropical islands. The inhabited Magnetic Island is also only 20 minutes from the city center, where you'll find nature walks, abundant wildlife (think koalas and wallabies!), and inviting beaches. The mountainous terrain and turquoise waters of the Coral Sea will awe you. Over half of this beloved island is a World Heritage listed national park.

After a day in the water, wilderness, or at university, unwind at the endless beach-front esplanade. Discover international cuisine, abundant cafes, a world-famous aquarium, and vibrant nightlife. You can also join the locals in cheering on their two major sporting teams. Townsville is one of Australia's premier tourist destinations, with a jam-packed calendar filled with sporting, aquatic, cultural, and historical events throughout the year. Australia is famous for sun, surf, and scenery—and you'll get it all by studying abroad in Townsville.

 
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JWU Academic Planning For This Program

AVAILABLE DATES  *Specific dates within host web site
Fall Semester
Spring Semester

JWU students may have a Winter Term Away when participating in semester programs. A winter term away means that you will not be registered at JWU during the winter term but that you have a plan to register for the following term.

If the dates of your exchange program or affiliate partner program use the semester calendar, this means that it includes more than one regular JWU academic term (Fall, Winter, Spring). You will need to discuss this term away with your Academic Counselor and Financial Planner in SAFS. This will ensure that JWU understands your academic plans, maintains your student status, and protects your student loans from going into deferment. When participating in a semester study abroad, you only register for and are billed for one JWU term (Fall or Spring) and do not register for classes for Winter Term. All students should be aware of their study abroad program’s dates and how they relate to JWU's academic calendar.


THE PROGRAM PARTNER - CISabroad
Center for International Studies Abroad (CISabroad) is an organization dedicated to providing innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens. Learn more about CISabroad from their web site. On these affiliate programs, CISabroad staff members provide program-specific advising and guidance and answer students' and families' questions about the program details.

ACADEMICS
The specific course descriptions and options are described on the host website.  It is important to plan how the courses abroad will be applied towards your JWU degree.

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 12-16 semester credits (18-24 quarter credits): JWU students can satisfy 18 or 22.5 quarter credits
A list of known credit/course equivalencies is available at the "Courses Offered" link in the fact sheet at the top of this page. If you would like to take courses abroad that do not appear on the list of known credit/course equivalencies, we will help you request a new course equivalency.  You are required to complete a Study Abroad Exchange and Foreign Course Equivalency Form for your academic plan abroad in order to coordinate your plan with Study Abroad and SAS.  Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for assistance in completing and submitting the course equivalency form.

Since host courses are not from the JWU catalog, you will schedule at JWU for a generic "ABRD4180" placeholder course that is holding the space for the host courses completed abroad. You will only be able to schedule for the placeholder course if you shared your final academic plan with SAS and official summary notes have been written in your JWU degree audit.

Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad.  Previously approved courses which are successfully passed will be applied to the JWU transcript as transfer credit.  The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.


THE PROCESS
To participate in this program and receive credit toward your JWU degree, you must complete the following steps:
  1. Submit a JWU Study Abroad application by clicking "apply now" at the top or bottom of this page.  Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is submitted.
  2. Study Abroad reviews your JWU application and will "Accept" your application if all minimum eligibility requirements have been met*. (*Final acceptance into the program only comes from the program affiliate partner directly.)
  3. Complete the affiliate partner's application, available on its web site. JWU and the program host have separate application systems.  Please be advised that there may be duplicate information requested.
  4. Make all program payments, such as tuition, directly to JWU.
  5. Follow the instructions of both JWU and the affiliate partner for participation in this program.
  6. Request your official study abroad program transcript be sent to JWU Study Abroad.
ORIENTATION
Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/01/2019 09/01/2019 02/13/2020 06/21/2020
NOTE: These start and end dates are estimates. Talk with the program provider to confirm dates.