Wales Field School

Study in Wales in Summer 2016!

Wales castle

Earn 9 Douglas College credits in just 7 weeks with courses taught by Douglas College instructors!

  • CRIM 1150 - Introduction to Criminology (3 credits) - Scott Brodie
  • CRWR 1202 - Personal Narrative (3 credits) - Shashi Bhat
  • ENGL 1102 - Reading Literature and Culture (3 credits) - Ivana Cikes

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

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: May 2 - June 27, 2016*

  • 4 weeks based at Douglas College
  • 3 weeks based at the University of Wales Trinity St. David, Carmarthen campus
  • Students have the option to return home or continue travelling after the field school ends.

Visit Tintern Abbey, a Roman fortress, Llansteffan Castle, Cardiff, Dylan Thomas' Boathouse & Writing Shed, Bath, go down a real coal mine and more!  You'll also spend 3-4 days in London after Wales!*

*Subject to change

All program participants must take the same flight from Vancouver to London.

Program Fee:  Approximately $4000
Early-Bird Discount:  
Get $100 off if completed application form and $500 deposit received by Friday, January 29, 2016!

  • wales-students-on-green hill-2009includes airport transfer to the University of Wales, Carmarthen, accommodations, breakfasts and most dinners on weekdays, several guided excursions, tuition for course on Welsh culture, access to swimming pool and computer facilities 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

  • Download an application form.
  • 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 29, 2016
  • Final application deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Flight booking and airfare payment:  After final application deadline, to be announced
  • Program Fee payment deadline: Friday, April 8, 2016
  • Tuition and other student fees: International Students - Monday, April 11, 2016 / Domestic Students - Monday, April 18, 2016

‚Äčwales-2009-coal-mineStudy Abroad Scholarships

Canadian and Permanent Resident Douglas College students may be eligible for these two awards:

Douglas College International Studies Award of Distinction
- $750 - $1,500 per award
- a 2.00 minimum cumulative GPA is required
- See details and application form at Scholarships, bursaries and awards

One World International Scholarship - Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society
- minimum $1500 per scholarship
- a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA is required
- click here for more information and an application form

Study abroad award/scholarship application deadline for field school participants:  Friday, March 4, 2016.

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 2016 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 2016.

  • 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


Faculty:  Shashi Bhat (Creative Writing), 604-527-5559
Faculty:  Scott Brodie (Criminology), 604-527-5838
Faculty:  Ivana Cikes (English), 604-527-5421
Douglas International: Karen Ng; 604-527-5844; Room 2805A, New Westminster Campus