Using DC as a living classroom, students make personal connections with the people and institutions that embody our nation’s past and present.
With the help of our Program Instructors, students learn more about history and government while considering a variety of viewpoints. Close Up’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are designed to inspire and empower students to become active participants in our democracy.
Check out all of our program options for middle and high school students below!
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 >
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 >
Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in these two iconic 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 >
Journey through American history by exploring these significant U.S. cities.Learn More >
Discuss the evolution of American democracy with visits to two of our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Experience American history up close with visits to the nation’s capital and this Civil War battlefield.Learn More >
Explore American history in-depth with this journey through the East Coast’s most notable cities.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.
As a government teacher, it’s nice to have more resources…
for teaching media literacy and having students critically think about the information they receive.
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!