Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8Cl It was the most wonderful and eye-opening experience of my life! Close Up engages you in a way that the classroom cannot. — Robert, Student, ND the close up experience The Close Up Washington experience is an adventure in a city brimming with exciting history and heritage. Using DC as a living classroom, you will journey through our nation’s founding to the most current issues facing our country! Picture standing on the same steps where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, and the humbling moment when you read the Gettysburg Address in the chamber of the Lincoln Memorial for the first time. Imagine walking through the halls of Congress and meeting your elected officials face-to-face to discuss the most pressing issues of our nation. On Close Up’s programs, you will have these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and be inspired as you explore the famous monuments, world-renowned museums and hallowed institutions that define our past and present. Even if you have visited the nation’s capital before, your experience with Close Up will be unlike any other. Close Up allows you to build lasting connections between your classroom and the American political process. We ensure you have the safest and most memorable experience possible through our all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24-hour supervision, and access to medical care. During our fast-paced, interactive programs with Close Up’s highly-trained instructors, you’ll participate in thrilling and unforgettable activities as you take in all that DC has to offer! You will: • Meet peers from around the country and participate in discussions and debates that expand and complement your worldview; • See DC beyond the marble by visiting vibrant neighborhoods throughout the city and attending a cultural event; • Discuss the events that have shaped our world through visits to DC’s must-see sites, including Arlington Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard; • Debate and discuss issues with Washington insiders giving you a behind-the- scenes look at how our government operates, and so much more!