Frequently Asked Questions

About SCIM Terms

A SCIM term is an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills to be considered as a qualified teacher of the DCI Global programs.

The upcoming term will be offered online.

SCIM will offer three terms per year. Each session will build on previous sessions and include new material.

To participate in a SCIM term, an individual must:
– Complete and submit the application form
– Be selected for the program
– Make full payment by payment date if you receive the Letter of Acceptance.

SCIM terms are planned for 3 sessions a year. It will take about 4 years to complete the 12 foundational levels of DCI Global teacher training and Diamond Mining modules of the program.

Geshe Michael Roach and selected DCI teachers will lead all classes. Geshe Michael Roach will teach a significant portion of the classes during the term.

The SCIM program classes are presented as training and preparation to teach courses offered by DCI Global and are derived from the teachings of ancient asian wisdom, with primary emphasis on the teachings of Master Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419).

All applicants will be evaluated and considered for admission. SCIM observes a code of ethics which will be expected of all students and included as part of the training.

The SCIM terms prepare each individual to be considered as potential teaching candidates in the worldwide programs of DCI Global. Once a student has graduated from three SCIM terms, they may begin to seek teaching opportunities with DCI Global and its worldwide partners. It is, however, the prerogative of DCI Global and its worldwide partners, reserving all rights to decide whether or not to accept teacher trainees as teaching interns or for any other opportunities.

A SCIM term is the beginning of training in teaching DCI Global principles. Successful graduation from a required number of SCIM terms make an individual eligible to apply to DCI Global for teaching opportunities.

Yes! Our current terms take place online with translation available for different languages, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Russian.

We will release details of other SCIM programs in additional locations when they become available in the future.

SCIM terms are planned to build on one another and continue indefinitely into the future. To receive a degree from SCIM, a student must attend all terms.

About Applications

After application closes, the SCIM Admissions Committee will evaluate and select applicants for admission. (This process usually takes some time, so we appreciate your patience).

SCIM will let you know in writing or via e-mail whether you have been accepted, and ask you to pay your tuition. After the tuition has been paid, SCIM will send you your Confirmation of Enrollment. At this point we recommend you to make necessary arrangements to your schedule for a full-time commitment to the program.

The cost of the program is USD 3,300.

Small amount of financial aid may be available to qualified applicants

There are discounts available if you plan to attend several terms. Please get in contact with us for more information at

There is a limited amount of Financial Aid available to qualified applicants. Please contact our admissions team at if you are in need of Financial Aid. We invite you to work on your ethical behavior, please do not ask for financial aid if you have the means to get the resources.

In case of any cancellations, there is a cancellation fee of 45.5% within 45 days before the event and 90.9% within 30 days before the event. After the event starts there are no refunds.

All applicants will be given fair evaluation for admission. The SCIM Academic Sessions are rigorous 14-day periods with a heavy schedule of learning and training. We strongly recommend that all applicants consider whether they are in strong enough physical and mental condition for the AS, so that they can focus on learning during this period of time.

About The Next SCIM Term

The terms will take place over 16 days:
Oct 22nd – Nov 07th 2024 (Phoenix Time)
Oct 23rd – Nov 08th 2024 (Beijing Time).
With 2 OFF days on:
Phoenix time  29 & 30 Oct 2024.
Beijing time 30 & 31 Oct 2024.

The standard daily schedule is from 4:00pm to 11pm (Phoenix Time) 7:00am to 2pm (Beijing Time) throughout the term. There are some days with additional classes that might end around 11.30pm (Phoenix Time) 2.30pm Beijing time.

There will be two modules in SCIM 2024 Advanced Level 04:
– DCI Global Advanced Level 04 Teacher Training
– Diamond Mining

(Both modules are compulsory. On top of the DCI Global Teacher Training content, DCI Global students are required to complete the additional Diamond Mining classes on how to extract DCI Global LifeTools from ancient texts of Asia)

Applications must be submitted no later than June 17th at 23:59:00 (Phoenix Timezone)

A participant who graduates from a term will be equipped with the necessary skills and tools to become a DCI Global teacher trainee and eventually DCI Global teacher when they fulfill the requisites.

The curriculum of the SCIM program is divided into “Four Legs of the Table”:
– Leg #1 Content: A strong foundation in the DCIG System & Ancient Sources. Mastering the essentials of the DCI Level that teachers need to teach the guests of DCI Global programs.
– Leg #2 Presentation and teaching skills: Being a confident, clear and inspiring speaker. Knowing how to engage the audience and present the content expertly.
– Leg #3 Professionalism and ethics: Being an ethical and admirable example for others. Learning and following the appropriate behavior of being a DCI Global teacher and create a culture of adhering to these principles.
– Leg #4 Production and business: Knowing how to produce a successful event. 

To graduate from SCIM, a participant must attend 100% of the classes and deliver 100% of the assignments, pass the quizzes and final examination; fulfill the graduation criteria.

Depending on application, we will assign a translator for each major language.

All information in your application will be kept strictly confidential, except for approved use by SCIM/DCIG staff, administrators, and health professionals.

SCIM states that participants are NOT authorized or allowed to make personal recordings of teaching sessions.

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