Walk the rain forest and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef! Australia's natural beauty is talked about worldwide. This ancient land is geologically one of the oldest on earth. The world's largest island and the only nation to occupy an entire continent, Australia is the size of the USA, yet has only 20 million people.
Linfield students may choose between two universities: James Cook University with two campuses and Deakin University with three locations. Students with diverse majors may enroll in a wide variety of regular classes in liberal arts, nutrition, exercise and sport science, mechanical and construction engineering, natural sciences, marine biology and rainforest science. All are located on the eastern and southeastern coastal areas.
Dates: The academic year in Australia is the reverse of the USA. The first semester runs from approx. February 1st to mid-June, and the second semester from approx. July 5th to mid- November. Check websites for exact dates.
Curriculum: Hundreds of subjects are available for you to choose from, including areas as diverse as coral reef ecology, rain forest science, indigenous Australian studies, digital arts, media arts, sport and exercise science, and liberal arts, just to name a few! Most locations also offer field trips and excursions available upon sign up.
Selection Criterium: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the
time of application is required for all University locations in Australia.
Housing: Students stay in University arranged housing, and prepare their own meals.
James Cook University