DTS FAQ
How old do I have to be to do a DTS?
You must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate.
How many students do you have in a DTS and where do they come from?
The amount of students we have in a DTS really depends on the quarter. September quarters are our largest with about 20-40 students, January quarter usually has between 20-30 students and our April quarters have 7-10 students in them. Our students come from all over the world including the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Is the outreach required?
Yes, successful completion of outreach is required for every DTS student.
Where will I go on outreach and how is that decided?

We focus on what is known as the “10/40 window” of the world, specifically the Asian nations in that region. For example we often send teams to the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Cambodia and Japan.

Before the DTS begins the leaders pray about where to send teams and those outreach locations will be announced at the end of the first week of lecture phase. At that time the students are given a short amount of time to pray about the team they should be on, they make their decision and the leaders announce the finalized teams.

Do I need any vaccinations for DTS?
We do not have any required vaccinations for coming to DTS, but it is a good idea to be up to date on all of your immunization boosters such as Tetanus before you come.
Do I need a visa to come to Honolulu?
If you are NOT a United States citizen, you DO need a visa to come to DTS in Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon acceptance to the DTS, the registrar will contact you about the details for obtaining the appropriate visa. Please do not begin to apply for a visa until you have been accepted to the DTS. For more information on the visa application process, please email the DTS registrar at honoluludtsadmin@gmail.com.
Do I need health insurance for DTS?
Yes, you do need to have health insurance that covers you both in Hawaii and while on outreach. If you do not already have an insurance company, we recommend Talent Trust.
Where will I live during lecture phase in Honolulu?
ll staff and students live on the base in different houses. The female students live in a girl’s house with the other female staff, the male students live in a separate guys house with the other male staff. Classes, meals and other facilities are all on the same 3-acre property with a small marketplace within a 7-minute walk from the base.
I have a food allergy, food intolerance, or a special diet; will the kitchen be able to accommodate my needs for meals?
We understand that there are a variety of food allergies and intolerances as well as diet preferences such as vegetarian, and we desire to serve all of our staff and students as best as possible. However, while our kitchen staff will do their best to have a food item alternative for special dietary needs, we CANNOT guarantee that there will always be an alternative option. We recommend that if you have special dietary needs that you budget some extra personal money to buy supplemental food items for yourself.
I heard that I could receive college credit for doing a DTS, is that true?
Yes! Upon successful completion of the DTS lecture and outreach phases, each DTS student earns 20 college level credits through the University of the Nations. These credits are transferrable to many other Christian colleges and universities.

Have another questions about DTS?

Call 1-808-988-7015 to speak with our receptionist
Email the DTS Registrar at honoluludtsadmin@gmail.com