Global Study Trips


The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) sponsors an annual Global Study Trip to enhance the student experience by exposing students to real world policy analysis across a range of international issues.

Indonesia in 2012 

IPS students visited Indonesia March 24-April 1.  For this year's study trip, students broke into teams to visit Batam, Bogor, Borneo, Java, Makassar, Subang, and Sumba, before converging in Jakarta for meetings with Former President B.J. Habibie, Minister of Foreign Affairs Marty Natalagewa, Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan, and other high-level officials.  US Ambassador Scot Marciel also hosted the students at a US Embassy reception. (Photo credit: Lukas Friedemann)

Brazil in 2011

Last year IPS students met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Patriota and the Ministries of Environment and Social Development during their study trip to Brazil, March 19-27, 2011.  Other highlights included a meeting with the Secretary for Security for the State of Rio de Janeiro and visits to two favelas.  Students discussed issues ranging from Brazil's economic development, trade, and foreign policy to energy, climate change, political corruption, and crime. (Photo credit: Bill Gallery)

Turkey in 2010

IPS students visited Turkey March 20-28, 2010.  Study trip participants met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu, and US Ambassador James Jeffrey, as well as other government officials, academics, journalists, and business leaders.  Topics of discussion included Turkey-EU relations, Islam and secularism, the Armenian question, the Turkish economy, and the private sector.  The students' meeting with the prime minister was featured in the Turkish press.  (Photo credit: Anthony Suen)

China in 2009IPS Student at Tiananman Square

Our study trip to Beijing, China took place over spring break, March 21-29, 2009.  Students met with representatives from government, academia, and the private sector to discuss China’s foreign, economic, health, environmental, and reform policies. (Photo credit: Valerie Szybala)




For more details on IPS Global Study Trips, please see the reports below.  You can also find information about the 2008 Study Trip to Washington, D.C. 

Trip Reports