JCU Cocurricular Activities

Students studying abroad at James Cook University (JCU) have a wide range of opportunities available to them to enhance their experience outside the classroom. Opportunities include:

Excursions and Activities

The UW-Platteville Exchange program does not include organized excursions and activities, but students can organize independent travel on weekends and over university breaks.  In North Queensland, students can organize independent excursions to explore the Great Barrier Reef, the ancient rainforests of Daintree, the white sand beaches of Whitsunday Islands, and much more.

Clubs and Organizations

JCU offers a wide variety of student clubs, organizations, sports, and activities, including:


JCU also offers many student organizations:, including Act Now (Human Activist/Environmental Group), African Student’s Association, Amnesty International, Catan Club (dedicated to playing the board game Catan), Chinese Student’s Association, Christian Union, Earth and Environmental Science Student’s Society, Engineering Undergraduate Society, and many more.  For more information on clubs and societies at JCU, visit: http://www.jcusa.edu.au/campus_life/clubs_&_socieities/list_of_clubs_&_societies.php. Or download the JCU International Student’s Handbook.


Australians are well known for their love of sports. At JCU in Townsville, there are a number of sporting clubs affiliated with the JCU Student Association, including: JCU Rugby League and Rugby Union,  JCU Snow Sports, JCU Squash, Kiteboarding, Water Polo, Rowing and Rock Climbing Clubs, and a variety of community and social sports and activities.

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