JCU Townsville, Australia Exchange


UW-Platteville Education Abroad has been helping UW-Platteville students study at James Cook University (JCU) since 2010.  Since then, a number of students have chosen to study abroad in Townsville, Australia on the UW-Platteville Exchange program.  Today students can study at JCU for:

  • an academic year
  • fall semester
  • spring semester  

The main campuses are based in the coastal northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns with additional campuses in Brisbane and Singapore.  Over 17,000 students, including 5,000 international students from 100+ nationalities, currently study with JCU.  UW-Platteville students can chose to study at JCU's Townsville, Cairns, or Singapore campus.

One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, JCU is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef.  JCU is ranked in the top four percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and conducts internationally recognized research in areas such as biodiversity, global warming, marine sciences, and tropical ecology and environments.  The unique location enables students from Australia and abroad to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.  

To read more about James Cook University, visit their website.

Study abroad in Cairns or Townsville on the UW-Platteville Exchange program—
If not now, when?

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