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Discover unique student experiences at JCU

James Cook University’s student community is made up of students from over 108 different countries. On campus you will meet students from a range of nationalities, cultures and religions, who speak a variety of languages.

Norbert Rapolthy

Meet Norbert Rapolthy

Listen to Hungarian student Norbert Rapolthy as he shares his JCU story and passion for Marine Biology.

Pengxiao was inspired to create his own JCU story

“I was so impressed by JCU’s Internet of Things research team. Some projects related to machine learning and computer vision were so attractive to me,” said Pengxiao.

“When I saw I could get a chance to conduct research with the team, I believed I could learn more from the expertise at JCU.”

Pengxiao Han
Bachelor of Engineering

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Laura's JCU story began as 'a natural next step'

“I’ve already had so many great moments at JCU and feel at home here. The first thing that stands out to me about JCU and Townsville is that the people are really welcoming. It’s nothing like what I have experienced before. It’s easy to connect with people and they are willing to help you out.

Secondly, the wildlife here has really surprised me. Whether on campus or on Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville, there is a new type of animal or species around every corner. Just walking around, you hear all these beautiful birds and other animals.”

Laura Boderke
Bachelor of Marine Science

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