Q. Is SYI just for students who want to be pastors or missionaries?

A. No, SYI is for everyone! Our goal is that you understand whatever field you chose to go into as a call from God. Twenty percent of our alumni go into full-time ministry, the other 80 percent serve God as doctors, teachers, lawyers, nurses, engineers, computer programmers, accountants - the list goes on and on. We want you to understand your life and work as a gift and call. We will work throughout the week to do just that!

Q. What college credits will I earn?

A. The college credits you may earn depends on which program you complete. See our programs page for more information about which credits are offered. 

Q. Are the college credits transferrable? 

A. Yes, the host school will work with you to transfer the credit to the college/university of your choice. It is a graded course, not pass/fail, which will transfer as an elective credit. 

Q. What is the class about? 

A. The class will explore issues relevant to faith and history. Specific classes change from year to year and shool to school. For more specific information, look at the host school's website. 

Q. Will we have any fun? 

A. So much fun! First of all, you get to come to college! You will live in a college dorm and take a college course for one week. It is an incredible opportunity and adventure - that is definitely fun. Your coursework will be fun, engaging, and challenging. Our goal is that students gain a better understanding of who God is calling them to be and what God is calling them to do through this week-long experience. We will have an incredible field trip on Wednesday to Pittsburgh and we will have fun at Kennywood Amusement Park!

Q. Do I have to sleep on campus to come to the program?

A. Yes, this is a fully residential program. All students must reside on campus throughout the entirety of the program. 

Q. Is the cost of transportation included?

A. No, the cost of transportation is not included. But all of your supplies, food, room, and college credits are included in the price.