Discover your role in American democracy!
On Close Up’s 5-day/4-night New Americans Middle School Program, students meet with peers from schools nationwide to learn how government impacts their lives and how they can make a difference. Students gain the skills they need to become more involved in their communities back home. Guided by our highly-trained instructors, students have the opportunity to:
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 >
Experience the excitement of the next Presidential Election and Inauguration first-hand in Washington, DC!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 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 is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
This is a GREAT way to experience other places…
meet new students and learn more about government.
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.