|Program Type||University study; take classes alongside Australian students|
|Program Level||Lower- and upper-division classes available.|
|Courseload||16-17 credits per semester; 32-33 credits per Academic / Calendar Year|
You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies page for more information.
Other academic information, as well as program dates, housing options, special classes, etc., can be found at JCU's main study abroad page.
CBS, CFANS and BLOCK mode classes
JCU has identified a number of classes across several departments that match well with UofM's CBS and CFANS majors. Note that some classes are taught as BLOCK mode. BLOCK mode classes are intensive, 2-week classes offered after the end of the semester, usually including a field trip component to one of JCU's research stations. BLOCK mode classes can be used as a replacement for one of your regular classes during the semester (Example: you could enroll in three regular semester classes and one BLOCK mode class, rather than four regular classes during the semester). Doing so will require you to budget for an additional two weeks abroad.
JCU's satellite campus in Cairns is an ideal spot for explrong the outdoors, surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains and in close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. As one of Australia's top tourist destinations, Cairns is an excellent alternative to the main campus in Townsville for those seeking a smaller campus environment. NOTE: Due to the distance between them, it is NOT possible to take classes at both Townsville and Cairns in the same semester.
Major Advising Pages
James Cook University offers coursework, and has been identified as a strong curricular match, for the following UMN degree programs,
- American Indian Studies
- Biological Sciences Coursework for CBS Students
- Biology, Society & Environment
- Bioproducts Marketing & Management
- College of Science & Engineering (all majors)
- Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management
- Family Social Science
- Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
- Journalism, Mass Communication, & Strategic Communication
- Recreation, Park & Leisure Studies
- Research / Fieldwork for CBS Students
- Sport Management
- Youth Studies
- Honors Students
- Marine Biology minor
- Medicine, Public Health & Health Sciences
Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.
Benefits of Global Identity
- Gain practice marketing your international experience to future employers or graduate and professional schools, giving you a professional edge.
- Receive individualized feedback and mentoring to promote enhanced understanding of your experiences abroad.
- Maximize the return on your study abroad investment by learning how to use your experience to stand out from other students.
- Understand the value of the intercultural skill-set you acquire overseas, and how to use it upon return.
No Additional Cost
Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be emailed out via the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Ryan McCarthy for additional information.