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Student Interviews

We’ve interviewed students from different colleges and universities across the country to hear their thoughts on college transition. Their experiences offer a window into the lives of students revealing the issues they face after high school. The interviews provide a helpful opportunity to reflect on youth ministry practices and parenting during this crucial time in a teenager’s life. Consider using these interviews with your teens as a way to spark discussion on what lies ahead and how to transition well. Click on the names of the students below to read their interviews. (Note: Each interview is available as a downloadable handout.)


Amy, Geneva College

Ben, John Brown University

Brianna, Scripps College

D., The Pennsylvania State University

Daniel, Erskine College

Emily, Geneva College

Erik, Carnegie Mellon University

Gabrielle, Chatham University

Jenn, Robert Morris University

Kate, St. Olaf College

Katie, Bloomsburg University

Kenton, California University of Pennsylvania

Laura, Harvey Mudd College

Lindsey, Scripps College

Michael, University of the Arts

Whitney, Waynesburg University