Frequently Asked Questions
About Academic Sessions

The SCIM Academic Session is an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to be considered as a qualified teacher of the programs of the Diamond Cutter Institute Global.

SCIM Academic Sessions will be offered online.

SCIM will offer three Academic Sessions per year. Each session will build on previous sessions, and include new material. Students who miss sessions will have to catch up through review courses taught by SCIM graduates.


To participate in the SCIM Academic Session, an individual must:

-Complete and submit the application form
Be selected for the program
Submit the application fee, if selected for attendance.

SCIM Academic Sessions are planned for 3 sessions a year, totalling 12. It will take about 4 years to finish the DCI Global and Dimond Mining parts 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 in this Academic Session.

The SCIM program classes are presented as training for preparation to teach courses offered by The Diamond Cutter Institute Gloabl and are derived from the teachings of antient 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 Academic Sessions are preparations for each individual to be considered as teaching candidates in the worldwide programs of The Diamond Cutter Institute Global.  Once a student has completed an SCIM Academic Session, they may begin to seek teaching opportunities with DCI Global.  It is up to the prerogative of the administration of DCI Global, whether to accept students as teaching interns or for any other opportunities with the organizations.


The SCIM academic session is the beginning of training in teaching DCI Global principles. Successful completion of a required number of SCIM academic sessions makes an individual eligible to apply to DCI Global for teaching opportunities

Yes! Our current academic sessions take place online with translation to different languages including Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian.

The SCIM Academic Sessions are offered exclusively at the Sedona Tower College Building for 2020. We will release details of other SCIM courses in additional locations when they become available in the coming years.


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

About Applications

After the application deadline, the SCIM Admissions Committee will evaluate and select applicants for attendance (this usually takes time, we apppreciate 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

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 academic sessions. Please get in contact with us for more information at

There is a limited amount of Financial Aid available to qualified applicants. Please contact Program Coordinator Seiji Arao 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 ten-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 Academic Session

The Academic Sessions will take place over 14 days, with a break in the middle from September 30th through October 14th, 2021 (Phoenix Timezone) & October 1st through October 15th, 2021 (Beijing Timezone)

There will be two courses offered in Academic Session 02:

-Diamond Cutter Institute Global Level 02 Teacher Training (DCI  Global students are required to complete the additional Diamond Mining classes on how to obtain DCI Global LifeTools from ancient texts of Asia, portion of the training)

Applications must be submitted no later than July 25th, 2021 at 23:59:00 (Phoenix Timezone)

A graduated student from the Academic Session 02 will be equipped with the necessary tools to be a DCI Global teacher in training.

The curriculum of the SCIM program is divided into “Four Legs of the Table”:

Content: The raw knowledge that teachers need to transmit to their students
Presentation and teaching skills: How to engage and audience and deliver a message
Professionalism and ethics: The role and tules of a teacher
Production and business: How to produce a successful event

To graduate from an Academic Session, a student must attend 100% of the classes and deliver 100% of the assignments required by their study track.


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 staff, administrators, and health professionals.

SCIM states that students must NOT make personal recordings of teaching sessions.


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