Use DC as a living classroom!
Close Up’s Washington, DC, High School Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action. During this 6-day/5-night program, students make personal connections with the people, institutions, and iconic sites that embody our nation’s past and present. On Close Up, students have the chance to:
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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 >
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 brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
I’m truly blown away by what Close Up’s been able to accomplish. in the last two weeks during IMPACT 2020…
The material seems very high level, and my daughter’s been very motivated to participate every day. I wanted to be sure to commend the staff on providing such a great experience!