YWAM Teachers DTS

For millions of children in developing nations, education is the only option to break the poverty cycle in their families lives. A pen and piece of paper can literally change their world.

Teachers DTS is designed for those who have a heart for education and to raise up the next generation of influencers. If you are a teacher or desire to teach children some day, this DTS is for you.

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Lecture Phase

Your adventure begins with a three-month Lecture Phase at the Port YWAM Campus, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. World renowned speakers, along with devoted staff, will encourage and challenge you to experience the abundant life God has to offer.
Lecture Phase is more than just an education; it is a journey into the very heart of God, discovering His call for your life and how you can use your gifts, skills and education to bring transformation to the nations. Within a community dedicated to prayer, worship, and seeking God, we will challenge you to become the man or woman God desires you to be.
During this time, you will engage and learn about the following:

• God’s Nature and Character
• God’s Intention for Individuals, Peoples, and Creation
• God’s Redemption: Sin and the Cross
• God’s Family: His Children and His Church
• God’s World: His Call and His Commission
• God’s Truth: Biblical Worldview and Foundation



Outreach Phase

Outreach Phase is what makes the YWAM-DTS experience unique. We believe that Discipleship is not complete until you, a disciple, begin to make disciples. God desires that all mankind would know Him and His love (John 3:16). Being His followers, we desire the same! Alongside your Kingdom-minded classmates, experienced staff will guide you in sharing your faith with the nations of the world.

However, we are not content with just sharing the Gospel. We believe that Jesus is the most compassionate man who ever walked the earth. He is deeply concerned with every aspect of life, both practically and spiritually (James 2:17). Our outreaches, although primarily evangelistic, are filled with opportunities to educate local individuals, involve ourselves in mercy ministries, and address injustices such as poverty, children at risk, hunger, and sub-standard healthcare.

Your Outreach Phase will give you the opportunity to travel to a foreign culture as an ambassador of Christ. You will become His hands and feet in bringing hope and compassion to a hurting world in desperate need! It’s an experience that is bound to rock you to the core and it will define the way in which you choose to live in the future.

On outreach you may find yourself helping start a school in Cameroon, up-skilling teachers in Haiti or partnering with education initiatives in villages in Papua New Guinea.

If you are searching for the adventure of all adventures, we invite you to join us!


  • January 4, 2018 – June 2, 2018 (Optional extended outreach options available)
  • January 3, 2019June 8, 2019 (Optional extended outreach options available)


Port YWAM in downtown Kona, Hawaii. 1 mile from the YWAM Kona Campus.

Cost for Lecture:

USD $3,995. Includes food, board, and tuition. Does not include airfare.

Cost for Outreach:

Depends on field assignment destination as the majority of the cost is airfare.

Approximately USD $4,500 – $5,000.

Disclaimer: YWAM Ships Kona is an independent and separate 501c3 organization from the University of the Nations, Kona Inc. These two entities are independent and separate in all aspects, legally, financially and operationally. The courses listed above are run at Port YWAM Kona one mile down the road from the University Campus.


Online Application Form

Or contact us: registrar@ywamships.net +1 (808) 757-9150

Packing List

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Chimene is from Cameroon, West Africa. She did her DTS 13 years ago and has been a full time staff with YWAM in various parts of the world ever since. She recently completed her BA in Education from the University of the Nations. Chimene has a heart to equip teachers in developing countries, helping them to have a biblical worldview of Education and become teachers that makes disciples of Jesus.