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IFSA-Butler: James Cook University
Cairns, Australia; Townsville, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Calendar Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
IFSA - Butler
Program Term(s):
Minimum Class Standing:
Minimum GPA:
Previous Language Study Req?:
Language of Instruction:
Language courses offered:
Housing Options:
Residence Hall, Student responsibility
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Anthropology/Ethnography, Archaeology, Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Adminstration, Business Law, Chemistry, Child Development, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Design (graphic, interior, etc.), Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Film Studies, Finance, French Language & Literature, Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Geology, German Language & Literature, Health & Exercise Science, History, Indigenous Studies, Information Technology, International Studies, Italian Language & Literature, Japanese Language & Literature, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Pre-Veterinary, Psychology, Public Health, Social Justice, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Urban Studies, Writing
Program Design: Direct Enroll
Program Description:
Townsville or Cairns, Australia
 Institute for Study Abroad - Butler logo
Fall, Spring, and Year

We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's program at James Cook University in Townsville or Cairns for your semester or year abroad.  James Cook is a comprehensive university and leader in teaching and research and also offers easy access to beautiful tropical beaches.

Host University
James Cook University
IFSA-Butler Services
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
  • Housing at Townsville is in on-campus residence halls
  • The IFSA-Butler program fee for JCU Townsville includes three meals per day
  • Housing at Cairns is in the Student Lodge, approximately a 10-minute walk from campus, where students purchase flexible meal plans
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here ( for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
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