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feel at home: Where the tropical rainforest meets the great barrier reef
Welcome to JCU Connect! Here you will find blogs written by international students currently studying at James Cook University (JCU) in Cairns and Townsville. Student contributors give advice about study, accommodation and travel and write about their social experiences, such as exploring North Queensland. By reading these blogs you can discover what it is like to be a JCU student and what exciting opportunities await you by studying at JCU in North Queensland, Australia.
JCU has campuses located in the tropical cities of Townsville and Cairns in north Queensland, and the city-state of Singapore. Students enjoy our unique location, near the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and outback Savannahs, and explore and experience the region through their study or in their time off. JCU’s vibrant, multicultural campuses have over 7,500 international students studying from over 100 countries.
So, why choose to study at JCU? JCU is Australia’s leading University for the tropics, ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide* and placed 28th in the top 250 Universities under 50 years old**. JCU is proud to be a leader in teaching and research addressing the critical challenges of the Tropics, worldwide. There are more than 100 undergraduate and 140 postgraduate courses across a variety of disciplines to choose from.
Life as a JCU student is much more than simply attending lectures and tutorials. It is also about meeting new people, having fun, developing lifelong skills and living a happy and healthy life. Students can enjoy JCU’s vibrant campus life and are supported in their study, welfare and student experience.
Learn more about JCU by visiting www.jcu.edu.au.
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*Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2017
** Times Higher Education, 2018, placed JCU 28th