Our DTS is four to eight weeks longer than other ones are. This is due to visa restrictions we have in Switzerland, and we also want you to be able to travel around Europe after the school. In total our school is almost seven months long.
The closest airport is in Zürich (ZRH). We organize a transport on Saturday from the airport to our base. The cost for that transport is not included in your fees and will be split between the people picked up. If you want to make your own way to davos, you can travel by train to Davos and take a bus right to the door step of our base. You can find more information on www.ywamdavos.org/ywam/about-us/find-us.html
Plan to arrive on the Saturday before your official school start. For Students with a non-European passport,due to visa restrictions, please do not travel around Europe before your school. After the school you can go travel around Europe or you are welcome to stay at the base if we have rooms available. After graduation you can stay until Sunday for no extra charge, then you will have to pay for food and accommodation.
We love to send teams to the mentioned locations of South Africa and Sarajevo, Bosnia, but we always seek God to find out if he has another plan.
There are a few reasons. First, Switzerland is not a cheap place to stay. In fact, our basic living costs are higher than in most other places. Small schools are a lot more personal and we believe a lot more rewarding. At the same time they become more expensive due to the general costs (like fees for speakers) divide through fewer people. The season pass of the SFDTS is also a good amount of money. As a benefit it gives you the freedom to travel around Davos and go shred as much as you can, even for just a short time. The Activity Fee of other schools is used to enjoy the mountain world we have or take you on shorter trips around the area. As mentioned, the DTS in Davos is longer than others, and thus costs more.