Get a first-hand look at tribal nations and the U.S. government!
During this 7-day/6-night program, students learn and explore current issues facing Native Americans, rights and responsibilities of Dual Citizenship, and the complex relationship between Tribal Nations and the Federal Government. While discovering Washington, DC, and meeting with tribal leaders and the USET council, students get an authentic look at the American political system. On Close Up, students have the opportunity to:
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 a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
This is a GREAT way to experience other places…
meet new students and learn more about government.
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.