UMD: A Globally Connected University

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): James Cook University

Cairns, Australia
Townsville, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.8
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
1.800.585.9658
 
TOWNSVILLE Australia

The Ultimate Study Abroad Experience

Want the tropical, coastal lifestyle without the huge population? Then definitely head to Northern Queensland. Swim in crystal clear water with the vibrant colors of the Great Barrier Reef below; relax on a pristine beach fringed by palm trees; and fly through the rainforest canopy in a thrilling bungee jump. It's not just rainforest and reef, though, this region has remote outback landscapes, a rich history and Aboriginal heritage, and the vibrant yet laid back towns of Townsville and Cairns. Sure it's an ideal location for biology and environment students, but anyone can appreciate the pristine beauty of this part of the world!

James Cook Program Highlights

  • With campuses in Townsville and Cairns, James Cook University provides a comprehensive array of courses
  • Live with locals in on-campus housing
  • Be surrounded by the World Heritage Listed areas of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforests – this is a truly unique environment
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning
  • Experience an Alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand, South Island excursion
  • Benefit from the knowledge of our Resident Director staff who introduce you to the local culture

 


 


 

 
I chose to study abroad at James Cook University in Townsville for two reasons: its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and its selection of unique marine science classes. My favorite class included a weekend-long field trip to Orpheus island, a research station out on the GBR. I was jotting down some observations when I decided to take this photo. I waded off the edge of the reef; this is looking back across the reef flat towards where my classmates were surveying. Some live coral is visible in the foreground.
Katherine Montgomery, University of Virginia
 
 
 
1.800.585.9658
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with TEAN to offer affiliate program options to UMD students in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with TEAN program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a TEAN program
All courses on TEAN programs are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer.

Costs & Billing for TEAN programs
The affiliate program costs apply to this program. UMD students studying on TEAN semester programs will get an $800 discount off of the published TEAN program fee.

As part of your program application to TEAN, you will pay a $500 program deposit and an $350 housing deposit to secure your spot. The remaining TEAN program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and TEAN Scholarship Funds including the Diversity Scholarship and merit and need-based awards.

Students studying in New Zealand are also encouraged to apply for the New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Award.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018