The McCarthy Center believes in the importance of experiential learning as a way to engage students in the many layers of the policy making process. Study tours bring students face-to-face with key players and organizations working on current policy issues like green urban planning, immigration, and rural development. If you have an idea for a future study tour (especially something local), please contact Stacy Penk at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
In October 2014, the McCarthy Center led a group of nine students to Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, over long weekend to explore revitalization in the Twin Ports. The group met with CSB/SJU graduates in banking, realty, and affordable housing. Additionally, meetings were held with Mayor Don Ness and at Cirrus Aircraft. They also toured a brewery and distillery, a burgeoning industry in Duluth.
- Twin Ports Study Tour (Oct. 2014)
- Minnesota Historical Center and Fulton Brewery (March 2014)
- New York City (October 2013)
- Washington, D.C. (February 2013)
- Washington, D.C. (2012)
- Art, Craft Brewing, and Monetary Policy (September 2012)
- Homelessness (November 2011)
- Education (April 2011)
- Transportation (February 2011)
- Minneapolis/St. Paul: Healthcare (2010)
- Washington D.C. (2007)
- Minnesota: Immigrant Communities (2007)
- Chicago: Green Urban Planning (2007)
- Iron Range (2006)