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Darlene Cunningham, Brett and Karen Curtis, Danny Lehman, David Hamilton, Jonathan Spainhour, Jim Walker, Joseph Avakian and many more.
We run DTS every quarter in January, April, July and September.
The cost for lecture phase tuition is €2,800 which will cover the cost of room and board, and tuition (does not include airfare). Outreach cost is estimated at $4,500–$5,500 USD. The actual cost will depend on your field assignment destination as most of the outreach cost is airfare.
Generally, outreach locations are announced in the first or second week of lecture phase. In the past, our teams have frequented locations such as Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and the Pacific, Panama, Haiti and the Caribbean, and Cambodia.
This will depend on your personal needs and lifestyle. A frugal trainee may only need $20 USD/wk for laundry and personal necessities. If you would like to go out for dinner, a movie, or explore Hawaii you may want to consider a budget of $100-$150/wk.
Kona has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. The average high in Feb-March is 82°F (28°C ) while the average low is 66.4°F (19°C). Oct-Nov the average high is 86°F (30°C) while the average low is 71°F (21°C). Humidity is generally between 50% and 70%.
Yes, we place a high value on family. It would be best to coordinate with your course leader about the most convenient time for their visit as DTS can have a very full schedule.
They’re welcome to stay with us if we have available rooms. For reservation enquiries please email [email protected].
No, your course tuition includes all course related transportation. This includes shuttles to and from the airport and the UofN as well as weekly shopping and course related outings.
No, we are unable to issue tax receipts for the lecture portion of DTS. However, we are able to issue tax receipts for the outreach portion. Please note: lecture fees must be paid in full prior to funds being allocated toward the outreach fees.
The minimum age limit for DTS is 18.
Depending on your country of origin, it is possible you will need a visa. Please contact our visa desk at [email protected]
For all payment options please follow this link to our payments and donations page.