Washington, DC Four-Day Program

Our fast-paced, four-day high school program is a great option for students looking for a valuable academic experience in DC that fits their busy schedules.

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Take part in this unforgettable adventure!

Participate in study visits to some of our country’s most well-known destinations and gain skills to become more actively engaged citizens. On Close Up, students have the opportunity to:

  • Gain inside access and discuss current issues with political experts and policymakers;
  • Discover the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress, and view the symbolic art and architecture;
  • Debate the most pressing issues facing our nation in a Mock Congress; and
  • Explore Capitol Hill and witness a live Congressional Committee Hearing to see how laws and policies are formed.*

*Subject to availability.



Washington, DC

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital.

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Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities!

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Create Your Own Program

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the east coast with this fully customizable program.

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New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.

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Partner Programs

Explore these programs designed for individual students who want in-depth knowledge of specific policy issues.

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Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities.

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Asia Pacific Program 

Learn about the power of foreign policy through an international relations simulation in the heart of Hawaii!

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American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country through one of three exclusive programs offered in the nation’s capital.

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Local Programs

Start a local program focused on state and local government issues in your area!

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