2021 Presidential Inauguration

Witness history in the making! 

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:

  • Take part in pre-inauguration events on the National Mall; 
  • Witness the presidential oath of office and inaugural address; 
  • Celebrate at an exclusive Close Up Inaugural Ball; and 
  • Get an insider’s view of DC in 7 action-packed days! 

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 




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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Premier Election Series & Inauguration

Experience the excitement of the next presidential election and inauguration up close in Washington, DC!

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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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