How do I apply for the DTS?
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How much does the DTS cost?
The DTS cost $5,800. This includes tuition, housing, food and course materials. This also covers your housing, food and transportation (grounds fees) while on outreach.
This does NOT include the cost of your airfare, visas, travelers insurance or vaccinations for outreach. Although these fees vary depending on outreach location, they average between $1,500 and $2,500. *prices subject to change
Note: You will want to bring some extra money for items such as laundry, snacks, etc.
Do I need to have travelers insurance?
Travelers insurance is not included in your DTS tuition. Although it is not mandatory it is HIGHLY recommended. One insurance option is Talent Trust who specialize in short and long-term missions. An estimate for 3 months of traveling abroad is $100-$200.
When is my tuition due?
Although we prefer 100% of your tuition to be paid up front, we do offer the below payment plan for qualifying students:
$1,000: Prior to arrival
$2,000: Week 1
$1,800: Week 5
$1,000: Week 7
How can I pay for my DTS?
Please pay using checks only. Make your checks payable to "YWAM Kauai" and mail them to: PO Box 260 Waimea, HI 96796.
What will my schedule look like in the DTS?
The DTS is an intensive 50-hour a week program. The students will participate in class lectures, corporate worship and intercession, community outreach and small groups. Throughout the week you will be involved in outreach planning and various school events/activities.
During the weekends our students are free and encouraged to explore the island of Kauai. In the past our students have enjoyed hiking, swimming, surfing and snorkeling.
What topics are covered in the lecture phase?
Students will hear from a different speaker each week on a variety of topics. Subjects may include:
- Hearing God's voice
- The Cost of Discipleship
- Worship and Intercession
- Bible Overview
- Holy Spirit
- The Father Heart of God
- Holy Spirit
- The Character and Nature of God
Does DTS count as credit for other universities
YWAM falls under the University of the Nations (U of N). The U of N is established to grant their own degrees. The YWAM courses get U of N credits which can be applied to U of N degrees (Associate, Bachelors, and Masters). However, credits from U of N are transferable to a number of respected Christian colleges in the United States. Students receive 12 credit hours for the DTS lecture phase and 8 credit hours for the outreach phase. To find out more about the University of the Nations, call them at (808) 326-4400 or email them at email@example.com.
What are the requirements for acceptance to a DTS?
You must be 18 years or older OR have completed high school (or have a high school equivalent). In order to be accepted, a DTS student must have submitted a completed application form, the application free, and all references.
To confirm enrollment in this program you must submit your $1000 non-refundable deposit at least one month before arriving. Because YWAM Kauai values a small class size, space is limited in our DTS program. We will confirm enrollment on a first-come first-serve basis.
Where does the DTS travel on outreach?
YWAM Kauai’s outreaches focus on spreading the gospel among unreached people groups. In the past we have ministered in countries such as India, China, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines. Due to our strategic location in Hawaii we emphasize Asia and the surrounding areas. Each school seeks specific guidance from God to determine the best outreach locations for that school.
What is Kauai like?
Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian island chain. It has been nicknamed “The Garden Island” because of it’s lush, green environment. It is famous for the Na Pali coast where films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and King Kong were filmed. It has world class beaches and surf. Mark Twain called Waimea Canyon the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. It is known for its laid-back culture and small beach towns. In the past have enjoyed exploring the island on their time off. They spent time surfing, snorkeling, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. Weather: Average temperture between 75-80 degrees.