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  • Locations: Cairns, Australia; Townsville, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewIE3_Cairns

James Cook University offers quality academics in a unique tropical setting. JCU is located in north Queensland, which is on the northeast corner of Australia. Queensland contains a wide diversity of landscapes, including beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, rainforests and it even stretches into the Outback.

The main campuses of JCU are located in the coastal cities of Cairns and Townsville. Cairns is about 200 miles north of Townsville, and has a population of around 130,000. Because of its proximity to several important natural attractions, Cairns has become one of Australia's busiest tourist areas. Described as the rainforest campus, Cairns is located below rainforest-covered mountains.

Townsville is a bit larger with a population of 160,000. Townsville is a stepping off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef and is only one hour from the Wet Tropics rainforests of Paluma. It is a 20 minute ferry ride from Magnetic Island. The Townsville campus is well known for marine biology.

Program Focus

James Cook University offers quality academics in a unique tropical setting and is especially suited for students interested in marine biology and environmentally related fields. The program is open to students in diverse majors as JCU offers a wide variety of subjects, such as liberal arts, education, indigenous Australian studies, sciences, exercise and sport science, health related fields, engineering, agriculture, and rainforest science. 

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Program Provider IE3 Global
Program Dates Current IE3 Global Calendar

Fall Semester with IE3 Global = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with IE3 Global = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Exercise and sport science
  • Health sciences
  • Liberal studies
  • Most majors
Credits Students enroll in 12 JCU credits per semester. Most classes at JCU are worth 3 credits, which equate to 6 PSU quarter credits. Students usually earn 24 PSU quarter credits per semester at JCU when enrolled in 12 JCU credits.  
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during fall and spring terms
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  English
Housing Residence Hall, Other - Program Arranged
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.80

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the IE3 Global Program Fee
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 

Program Fee Includes the following:

  • Academic and administrative fees
  • Orientation expenses
  • Health and accident insurance