A friendly world-class campus located in an environmental wonderland

Given the continuing challenges related to COVID-19 situation, including border closures, Arcadia Abroad has made the decision to suspend our programs in Australia for Spring 2022. We are pleased to continue accepting applications for the Fall 2022 term.

If the natural environment is what attracts you to study abroad in Australia then you should consider James Cook University (JCU). The unique location of JCU allows for world-class studies in marine biology, 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.

As a comprehensive university, you'll find that there are also plenty of other courses available covering topics such as indigenous peoples and sociology, rural education issues, business and economics and engineering related to tropical climates.

One of the things I love about Arcadia is the way they are always offering up opportunities for us to do amazing things. ”

Rebecca Choi

Arcadia University Student, James Cook University

  • With its campusĀ in tropical north Queensland, in Townsville, JCU uses its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical rainforests, arid outback Queensland and indigenous communities to create an innovative and inspiring academic community.

  • JCU has a strong international services office with pastoral care and a fabulous orientation and welcome session.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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