Explore the culture and history of our nation and make unforgettable memories!
Whether you attend with your school or on your own, you will live and learn with other high school students from across the country. During this one-of-a-kind experience, you will:
*Subject to availability.
Can’t wait to come on Close Up?
We encourage you to discuss, debate, and interact with your peers about our democracy and policymaking process. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of notable figures in media, politics, and government! Here are a couple of ways you can prepare for your upcoming adventure:
Close Up gave me the chance to have my voice heard, …
…and spend time with kids who had the same interest in our nation as I did, and grow and learn through debate and first-hand experiences. Close Up was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.
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 was the GREATEST experience of my life!..
It has inspired me to become a political leader in this great country. I have not only gained an even greater expansion of knowledge in the area of politics, but I have also gained lifelong friends.