We understand that many questions may arise as you leave home and arrive to a new city. You will find answers to some frequently asked questions below.
You must arrive 2-3 days prior to the first day of class to get settled and adjust to the new time zone. Please do NOT arrive more than three days prior to the first day because your living arrangement will not be ready yet.
See List of Items to Bring to IDT.
Each application is carefully and individually reviewed. The final decision will be based on your long term goals, recommendations from your ministers and the initial phone interview. Please keep in mind that space is limited, therefore applications can also be denied when we reach our limit.
Don’t worry. No matter how you reach Jacksonville, we will be waiting to greet you.
No. This intensive program does not provide breaks or time off.
Students who are 18 years or older will be considered for admission.
Yes and it will be strictly enforced. See Rules and Regulations.
If you are not fluent in Russian, don't let that scare you. All exams, lecture notes and forms are offered in both Russian and English, which you may complete in the language that you prefer.
There will be both Russian and English speaking teachers. To accommodate everyone, all lecture notes and exams will be provided in both languages. For English speaking instructors, synchronized translation into Russian will be available using headphones.
Below you can find some ideas on raising money for your tuition:
You will need approximately $200-$300 a month for your personal expenses.
Below are some optional expenses:
Below are additional fees that are mandatory:
Yes, there will be opportunity to go on a mission trip. However the mission trip expenses are not included in the tuition.
You can still attend IDT even if you are not able to go on a missionary trip; however, we highly encourage you to go in order to complete your experience.
Students will not be allowed to go if academic or conduct standards are not met. Mission interviews will be conducted and preference will be given to those that have a passion for ministry, have skills, and succeed academically.
This 15 week full time program is designed to guide you in cultivating your personal relationship with God, becoming a firm and committed disciple of Jesus Christ, and equipping you to disciple others.
Many people wonder how a ministry such as IDT can sustain itself.