Wales Field School

Study in Wales in Summer 2017!

Wales castle

The Wales Field School has been running every summer since 2009.  Here's what the Summer 2017 program looks like:

You can earn 9 Douglas College credits in just 7 weeks with courses taught by Douglas College instructors!

  • CRWR 1101 - Introduction to Writing Poetry (3 credits) - Shashi Bhat
  • ENGL 1102 - Reading Literature and Culture (3 credits) - Ivana Cikes
  • HIST 1180 - Understanding History Through Film (3 credits) - Jeff Schutts

Guided study options are available for students who have already completed any of the above courses.

You have the option to earn an additional 3 credits for the History & Culture of Wales course taught at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. This course transfers to Douglas College as a Humanities course.

Program Dates and Itinerary*

  • Mon. May 8 - Four weeks of classes start at Douglas College
  • Early June - Group departs to Wales for a 3-week stay based at the University of Wales Trinity St. David's Carmarthen campus and an overnight stay in London
  • Late June - Students have the option to return home or continue travelling after the field school ends.

Visit Tintern Abbey, a Roman fortress, Llansteffan Castle, Dylan Thomas' Boathouse & Writing Shed, Cardiff, Bath, Lampeter, go down a real coal mine and more!

*Subject to change

Program Fee:  Approximately $4,000

  • Early-Bird Discount:  Get $100 off if completed application form and $500 deposit received by Friday, January 27, 2017!
  • wales-students-on-green hill-2009includes airport transfer to the University of Wales Trinity St. David in Carmarthen, accommodations, breakfasts and most dinners on weekdays, several guided excursions, tuition for course on Welsh culture, free use of computer facilities and swimming pool on campus
  • does not include costs for passport application, Douglas College tuition and other student fees, airfare, travel medical insurance, airport transfers in Vancouver, weekday lunches and some weekday dinners, weekend meals nor personal expenses.

wales-tintern-2010-webpage-sizedProgram Application and Payment Information

  • The application form will be available in Fall 2016
  • A $500 deposit is due at the time of application.  Cash, cheque made out to "Douglas College", VISA credit card and MasterCard accepted.
  • Early-Bird $100 discount application deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017
  • Final application deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Flight booking and airfare payment:  To be announced after final application deadline
  • Tuition and other student fees: International Students - Monday, April 10, 2017 / Domestic Students - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Program Fee payment deadline:  same as tuition fee payment deadline given above

‚Äčwales-2009-coal-mineStudy Abroad Scholarships

You could be eligible for up to $1,500!  Check back in Fall 2016 for more information.

Student Loan applicable!

Students who are on a Student Loan for the Winter 2016 semester can apply to extend their loan for the purposes of attending this field school. Please visit the Financial Aid Office for more information. 

U-Pass BC Program

Please note that students registered in field school courses will be opted out of the U-Pass BC Program for the Summer 2017 semester.

wales-caerleon-2009-webpage-sizedNot a Douglas College student? No problem!

Students registered at other Canadian post-secondary institutions are welcome to apply for this program!

Make your application for Admission to Douglas College before February 2017.

  • Official transcript from current institution is required as part of Admission application.
  • Admission application fee: $30.00 (domestic students) / $100.00 (international students).

For more information, click here.

After admission to Douglas College and acceptance to the field school, you will be registered in the field school courses by the Registrar's Office sometime during the registration period.

Put these courses towards your degree at your own institution. Visit the BC Transfer Guide for more information.

Contact us


Creative Writing Faculty Shashi Bhat, 604-527-5559, Room S2620 at New Westminster Campus
English Faculty Ivanna Cikes, 604-527-5415, Room S2804E at New Westminster Campus
History Faculty Jeff Schutts
Douglas International: Karen Ng; 604-527-5844; Room 2805A, New Westminster Campus