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Iceland Field School

Study in Iceland in Summer 2019!


*** Application deadline extended to Monday, March 11 ***

Earn 10 university-transferable Douglas College credits in only 7 weeks' time:

  • GEOG 1120 - Earth Environments: Land and Water (4 lab science credits) - Faculty Kathy Runnalls
  • GEOG 1190 - Regional Geography of the North Atlantic (3 arts credits) - Faculty Susan Smythe
  • GEOG 2311 - Urban Environmental Sustainability (3 arts credits) - Faculty Mike McPhee

For more information on this exciting program to the land of fire and ice, click here!

iceland-reykjavikProgram Dates and Itinerary*

- Monday, April 29:  Four weeks of classes at Douglas College
- Sunday, May 26:  Group departs for Iceland
- Sunday, June 9:  Program ends.  Participants are free to return home, or start their personal traveling.

*subject to change

Program Fee:  $3,900 with 24 students / $4,025 with 20 students


- group airport transfer, 2-way, in Iceland
- all accommodations, which are shared dormitory style
- all breakfasts and lunches
- most dinners
- admission and transportation to all program related sites

- passport and visa application costs*.  To see if you need to apply for a visa to visit Iceland, click here
- Douglas College tuition and other student fees
- airfare
- mandatory travel medical insurance
- airport transfers in Vancouver
- some dinners
- personal spending

*Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months after you return to Canada.  For example, if you plan to come home on July 1, 2019, your passport needs to be valid at least until January 1, 2020.

Program Applicationiceland-turf-houses

  • Download a fillable application form*.
  • Download a fillable academic reference form*. Two academic references are required as part of the application.
  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is due at the time of application submission. Please pay at the New Westminster Campus Cashier's Office or the Coquitlam Campus Registrar's Office.  Cash, debit card, cheque, and VISA and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

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  • Application:  Extended to Monday, March 11.  The program may fill before then so best to apply as soon as possible.
  • Airfare booking and payment:  Once we have the required number of successful applicants, students will be notified about how to book their flights through the appointed travel agent. Do not book flights before then. All students and faculty will depart Vancouver on the same flight. At the time of booking, students can let the travel agent know when, after the June 9th program end date, they wish to return.
  • Program Fee and Tuition Fees payment:  International Students - Monday, April 8 / Domestic Students - Monday, April 15 

International Programs Scholarships

iceland-puffinsDouglas College students may be eligible for $750 to $2,000!
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.00 is required.
  • Download a fillable scholarship application form*.
  • We will attach applicants' Statement of Interest, Unofficial Transcript, Academic Reference Forms, and Non-Academic Reference Letter from their field school applications to their scholarship applications to avoid duplication.
  • Scholarship application deadline:  January 31 / March 31 for those applying to the field school after January 31

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U-Pass BC Program

Students registered in field school courses are opted out of the U-Pass BC Program for the semester when their field school takes place.  


Not a Douglas College student?  No problem!

We welcome applicants from other Canadian post-secondary institutions!

Make your application to Admission to Douglas College preferably before February 2019. 

  • An official transcript from the applicant's current institution is required as part of admission application.
  • Admission application fees:  $30.00 for domestic students / $100.00 for international students.
  • If you are an international student, please contact our Front Desk at 604-527-5650 to ask if application for Summer 2019 is still open.
  • If you are a domestic student, click here for more information on how to apply for admissions.
  • After admission to Douglas College and acceptance to the field school, students will be registered in the field school's courses by the Registrar's Office sometime during the registration period, March 12-29, for Summer 2019.  

iceland-glacierContact Us

Faculty Kathy Runnalls -
Faculty Mike McPhee -
Faculty Susan Smythe -
Global Engagement, Douglas College International - Karen Ng; 604-527-5844; Room S2805, New Westminster Campus