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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.

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Dinuka Ariyarathna (Sri Lanka)

Experiencing hospital placement during COVID-19 pandemic

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Sajana Perera (Sri Lanka)

Thankful for support during crisis

Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management

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Carolyn Reimann (USA)

From Detroit to the Tropics and the outback

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Frica Intan Renvillia (Indonesia/Singapore)

An unexpected path to medicine

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Valentina Yamenea (Papua New Guinea)

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

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Aneesha Ghosh (Canada)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Shania Bolen (USA)

Bachelor of Science

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Tanner Pachal (Canada)

A career with no limits: From Saskatchewan, Canada to the Torres Strait

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

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Dikita Tuladhar (Nepal)

Master of Information Technology

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Hema Chodha (Canada)

Dentistry experience in Far North Queensland

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

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Faith Chitongo (Zimbabwe)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Andrew Trapp (Canada)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Sara Kophamel (Spain)

JCU PhD candidate creates fond memories studying in Townsville

Doctor of Philosophy in Health

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Sai Pavan Pandrangi (India)

JCU alumni praises his studies for opening doors in his career

Master of Information Technology

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Pengxiao Han (China)

International student credits inspirational speech for motivation to study at JCU

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

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Katrina Dutton (USA)

JCU alumni

Master of Science (Professional), Marine Biology major

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Mei Akiba (Japan)

International student

Bachelor of Environmental Practice

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