YWAM’s training programs aim to equip Christians to serve others in
everything from agriculture to linguistics, from drug rehabilitation to
cross-cultural ministry. YWAM’s foundational course, which serves as the
prerequisite for all other training programs, is called the Discipleship Training School (YWAM DTS). Most YWAM courses can be combined into degree programs through YWAM’s University of the Nations.
YWAM courses, often called “schools,” combine theory with practical
application. They usually last between three and nine months. For many
YWAM students, the intensive learning combined with community living
makes for a transformational experience. YWAM students come from over