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TEAN-James Cook University

Program Location Townsville, Australia
Sponsor The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 36002
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2016 02/08/16 to 06/18/16
Past Dates
Fall 2015 07/07/15 to 11/22/15

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Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
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TEAN-James Cook University

At James Cook University students enjoy a unique natural environment while taking classes. JCU's main campuses are located in tropical North Queensland, where millions of visitors come each year to experience the Great Barrier Reef and the islands and rainforests of the Wet Tropics. The Townsville main campus is located in a tropical, bushland setting, 8 miles from the city center and beach area. The Cairns campus is surrounded on three sides by rainforest-covered mountains and is located just nine miles north of the city center.

The University is named for the renowned eighteenth century English navigator and explorer, Captain James Cook. Cook landed on the east coast of Australia in 1770, and the University was founded 200 years later in Townsville in 1970.

Generally, Study Australia participants live in James Cook University on-campus housing that is within close proximity to campus. The James Cook University Student Association organizes excursions for students during orientation week and throughout the year to the attractions around the cities of Townsville and Cairns. The destinations include Magnetic Island, the Great Barrier Reed, Hartley's Creek Crocodile Farm, Fitzroy Island, the Whitsunday Islands, the Atherton Tablelands, the Kuranda Skyrail, the Strand, the Daintree Tropical Rainforest and the Billabong Sancturary.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:The Education Abroad Network (TEAN).


TEAN-James Cook University

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: HTM, HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS) and BIO (SCI)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, overseas health coverage (OSHC), 5-day arrival orientation program with meals and accommodations, excursions, airport pick-up and reception, host family introductions, & student guild/union fees.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$12,580.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $1,000.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$2,360.00
Books and Supplies$365.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,140.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
TEAN-James Cook University

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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