Study Tours

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 fill out this short Study Tour Proposal


Dr. Matt Lindstrom and Bob Bell led a study group to New York City from May 15-20, 2018. Through this study tour, students were able to meet with industry leaders in finance, politics, and media along with exploring other industries through personalized site visits. 

McCarthy Center Director Matt Lindstrom and Interim Director Bob Bell with students on the 2018 NYC Study Tour.   President Hinton with the McCarthy Center NYC Study Tour as they met with Katie Couric.