Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What airport should I fly into?

A: Your first location into New Zealand will be Auckland International, but your final destination should be Whangārei. You can choose to fly into Whangārei Domestic Airport or take the bus from Auckland International. Just be sure to send your itinerary/arrival time to the registrar so we know how you are arriving and can arrange your pick-ups. To explore flight and bus options from Auckland to Whangārei, follow this link:ārei

Q: How much does the DTS cost?

A: Lecture phase $4,500 NZD + Activity fee (stream) $1,100 NZD + Outreach (estimated) $5,000 NZD. Outreach cost varies dependent of location. That is a total of $10,600 NZD and excludes your initial travel costs to and from New Zealand, as well as any costs for vaccinations required to gain entrance to outreach locations. For more information on fees or financial inquiries, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to help!

Q: How do I exchange foreign currency in New Zealand?

A: New Zealand has money exchange stores and ATMs that will charge you a small fee per transaction. Depending on the bank you are with will determine how best to access your funds. We recommend discussing with your bank in advance and notifying them of your travel plans.

Q: How can I apply to staff or volunteer short-term?

A: Check out our staff info page and apply here.

Q: What are the upcoming school start dates?

  • Outdoor Pursuits & Surfers: 11th February 2024 – 6th July 2024
  • Music & Worship: September 2024 – February 2025

Q: When are the stream activities?

A: The lecture phase is simultaneous to all the streams. Throughout the weekdays, all the streams will attend the daily schedule and do separate stream activities on the allocated afternoons and weekends.

Q: What is the accommodation situation on campus?

A: Come expecting roommates! Our students share rooms with students, and staff share with staff. We always do our best to provide you with an adequate sleep and living space. If you are married you will be assigned a space of your own as a couple.

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