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One of the privileges of being a Garfield Scholar is the opportunity to travel to local and international destinations to engage in public policy research and activity. Each year students are able to participate in one international trip, typically taken over Hiram College’s spring break. These trips have a focus on the topic discussed throughout the year in the Garfield Center for Public Leadership course. On these international trips, students meet with leaders of that country, and have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in political conversations. Not only are students able to immerse themselves in the political realm of the country, but there is also time to experience the cultural elements of each country as well. Some examples of past trips that the Garfield Center has traveled to include Cuba, Panama, Mexico City, London, Paris, South Korea, and Iceland.