Urbana 18

February 22, 2019

Kazakhstan. Kyrgyzstan. Tajikistan. Turkmenistan. Uzbekistan. Many people have a tough time even spelling the names of these Central Asian countries, but to John (pseudonym), they were fascinating and the main reason why he chose Russian and Eurasian Studies for his major.

But sometimes he couldn’t help wondering what God had in mind for him with such a specialized degree. “It was like I was partially in the dark,” John said. “I knew what I was studying but wasn’t sure why.”

January 17, 2019 | By Megan Maclaine, InterVarsity Canada

Prayerful and Determined Student Leaders

What are college and university students looking for? According to Urbana 18 participants in the US Student Leadership Track (USSLT) and Canadian Student Leadership Track (CSLT), it’s a rooted sense of identity.

“At our campus,” said Sophia Cliplef, a second-year student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, “there’s a lot of misplaced identity. I think mostly in sexuality and also in success and intellect.”