Be a part of America’s most important tradition!
Our hugely popular Inauguration Program combines the fun-filled, innovative components of our high school programs with the energy, excitement, and pageantry of the presidential inauguration! This program is not just an “in-and-out” tour of the nation’s capital. Students will take part in exciting seminars; explore the famous monuments, memorials, and museums; and walk the halls of Capitol Hill–all against the backdrop of the presidential inauguration!
Experiencing the inauguration with Close Up ensures students have a safe, educational, fun-filled, and memorable experience in DC. We arrange transportation to/from DC and accommodations in Metro-accessible hotels. Additionally, our highly-trained Program Instructors help students as they explore iconic sites and discover how the issues and ideals they represent impact us today.
Attending the presidential inauguration with Close Up gives students the chance to:
Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.
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 >
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 >
Consider the issues facing Indian Country through one of three exclusive programs offered in the nation’s capital.Learn More >
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.
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.