Zoology: Year abroad study at
James Cook University
Many North American and
European universities provide for year abroad studies. These programs
are normally handled either through an office on your campus or through
a facilitating agent.
We enjoy having and encourage year abroad students. If you can't do
your degree here then this is the next best thing. We ask people coming
on year abroad schemes to note that our 'normal' year structure runs
February to November, it is possible to do the alternative semester
structure (August - June) but some subjects will be in reversed order.
Please check carefully that you have an appropriate background to do the
courses you choose.
We suggest year abroad students arrange to come at least a week before
the commencement of courses and that they stay on in Australia to look
at the place after they complete their coursework. Biological sciences
courses are 'full on' and there are many field excursions and field
trips which will fill weekends and course breaks. Australia is a
continent, to tour it takes time. Use either the mid-year (June-July) or
end of year break (November - February) to travel.
If you are going to have visitors come over then the mid-winter break
(June - July) is the best time.
We strongly suggest that you arrange with your home institution to
maximize your allowed biology courses while you are here. For most
people this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and work
in real tropical habitats with the experts on tropical biology.
Why come here?
We are very good academically, at the very top level of Australia undergraduate science teaching.
- Courses are all taught by our staff - active researchers
- Lots of field trips to interesting places - rainforest
- Good support for overseas undergraduate students
- Good attitude - today's students are tomorrow's colleagues
- Good facilities - on and off campus
- Good standards
- Great biology, great places
(2h from campus)
- International reputation and strong international
- Strong student body with opportunities for a range of
social activities - like diving
We are a research university. The combined graduate programs of the
departments provide one of the largest bodies of graduate students
(about 250) focussed on whole organism research in Australia (this is
grossly disproportionate to our institutional size). Undergraduate
students can get the opportunity to participate in field research.
Our students, both first degree and higher degree, perform very well
in international competition - because that is our standard.
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