International Partner Familiarisation Program

@JCU International Partner Familiarisation Program

The JCU, Cairns and Townsville, International Partner Familiarisation Program is designed to strengthen or establish participants’ understanding of JCU and the student experience. 

The purpose of the event is to equip participants with first-hand knowledge of JCU, enabling them to confidently promote the institution as a university and study destination of choice to prospective international students in their respective regions.

Much of Australia’s success as a preferred study destination is due to a professional network of in-country and onshore agents acting as ambassadors for the sector. JCU hope to further strengthen relationships with current partners, to promote opportunities to students around the world, and to develop new partnerships to further reach international students interested in the unique opportunities JCU has to offer.

  • International partners from around the world are visiting James Cook University’s Townsville and Cairns campuses for a five-day program starting this Saturday (August 20).
  • The visiting international partners are education agents, who represent JCU and promote opportunities to international students in their respective countries.
  • There are 14 program participants from 11 countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Germany, China, Canada, Papua New Guinea and Japan.
  • For the majority of participants, it is the first time they will visit the cities of Cairns and Townsville.
  • Arrive in Townsville on Friday 19 August for the five day program, highlights include:
    • Townsville experience, including a tour of the city, and watching the NQ Cowboys verse the NZ Warriors.
    • Undertaking a campus challenge on Open Day and attending the Cultural Festival
    • Information sessions, allowing participants to meet JCU staff and hear about our current courses and services, and to learn about future developments. The important aspect of these sessions is giving participants direct access to JCU academic staff, so that they can learn more about key courses, career opportunities, and the JCU difference.
    • Attending a dinner with College Deans
    • Travelling to Cairns on Tuesday morning to visit the Daintree Rainforest Observatory, and hear about research at JCU
    • Visiting the Cairns campus on Wednesday to meet JCU staff, and tour the campus and facilities.
    • Program concludes with a tour of Cairns city.

Other information:

  • JCU has around 2000 international students studying on the Townsville and Cairns campuses.
  • Education agents advise international students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including research.

For more information: Kimberley Barbagallo, International Agent Liaison Officer: