Learn to discuss and advocate for important issues!
Close Up has long-standing partnerships with USET and NCAI, as well as a history of developing programs for native and non-native students, including:
Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital.Learn More >
Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities!Learn More >
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the East Coast with this fully-customizable program.Learn More >
Experience the excitement of the next Presidential Election and Inauguration up close in Washington, DC!Learn More >
Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.Learn More >
Explore these programs designed for individual students who want in-depth knowledge of specific policy issues.Learn More >
Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Learn about the power of foreign policy through an international relations simulation in the heart of Hawaii!Learn More >
Close Up is AMAZING…
I could not recommend it more highly. I took a group of 10 juniors as a first year teacher and all nerves I had were alleviated by my rep and the organization itself. It was THE smoothest process and week ever. You should never pass up an opportunity to experience Close Up!!!
I’m all pumped up from the program! …
I plan to speak to everyone about the experience for students here. The curricular component has been rigorous and productive.
This is a GREAT way to experience other places…
meet new students and learn more about government.
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.