Living the tropical lifestyle at James Cook University
James Cook University students are living in a tropical paradise
Some of the most common comments we receive from OzTREKK students include “I love my program!” and “The weather is so tropical, so beautiful!”
Yeah, we know! Not only are you studying at one of the world’s top universities and in a world-renowned program, but you’re also in Australia. So enjoy it! Here, let’s take a look at Australia’s Tropical University, James Cook University.
Located in Queensland (the northeast coast of Australia), JCU bathes in warm, sunny weather almost every day of the year, and their tropical campuses in Cairns and Townsville are the perfect settings for you to fully experience the Australian way of life.
Australians are relaxed and friendly people. They enjoy gathering with friends and family to share good food and spend quality time together. Most Australians are passionate about sports and there are lots of opportunities to watch live sports including cricket, Australian rules football, netball, rugby league, union, football and tennis at one of their many sporting venues.
Great outdoors and the Great Barrier Reef
Aussies love the great outdoors and northern Queensland provides the ideal base for a variety of recreational activities including
- rainforest hikes
- mountain biking
- snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef
- Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef
- interacting with native Australian animals
Entertainment and nightlife
Queensland’s welcoming towns boast a fun and thriving nightlife with restaurants, cafés and bars where you can relax and meet new friends. If you’re heading to Australia, you’re not allowed to be a hermit. Everything about Australia will pull you outside to experience the true Aussie lifestyle.
Low living costs
Regional cities are small enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of big city life, and large enough to have all the facilities you’ll need. The cost of living is low compared to major Australian capital cities, allowing you to get out and enjoy the many events and activities the region has to offer.
Did you know…
North Queensland is well known for embracing a safe and relaxed tropical lifestyle. Established Indigenous, European and Asian communities add to the cultural diversity of the region not usually found outside of the capital cities.
If you’re looking for something different—a truly Australian experience, consider James Cook University. The population of the area reflects many university towns in Canada, and OzTREKK students enjoy the gorgeous, hot weather and the friendliness of Northern Queenslanders. The cities of Cairns of Townsville provide you with the feeling of a small-town atmosphere, yet there is plenty to see and do in and around each city. As a smaller university, JCU staff members are approachable and friendly, and students enjoy the attention they receive upon arrival and throughout their program.
In JCU Townsville, you’ll find JCU Medical School. In Cairns, JCU Dental School!