See the World: Travel as a Scholar

Washington D.C.

Students travel to Washington, D.C., meeting with politicians and their staffs, policy analysts, and experts. Visits to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Capitol, and Mt. Vernon are part of the traditional itinerary.

China

Scholars also venture to the People's Republic of China for an extended summer study abroad program. In addition to studying Chinese politics and government at a Chinese university, McConnell Scholars travel to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. Additionally, Scholars annually gather at a Kentucky state park for a leadership retreat, exposing Scholars to the diversity of the Commonwealth.