Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8Arrive in Washington Meet your Close Up Concierge and explore DC with your school Welcome Dinner Group Orientation Meet students from across the country and get to know your Close Up Instructor Introduction Workshop* What are the biggest issues that we face in our democracy today? Issues Debate Ask your most challenging political questions and engage with a liberal and a conservative DC insider Three Faces of Democracy Study Visit*­ How do the ideas championed by these famous figures impact society? Jefferson Memorial—What about our government would Jefferson agree or disagree with today? FDR Memorial—Should government take an active role in providing for people’s basic needs? MLK Memorial—How can an ordinary citizen accomplish extraordinary things? Lunch at the Smithsonian American History Museum Embassy Discovery Step foot on “foreign soil” and discuss the international political landscape Pentagon 9/11 Memorial In what ways did the events of 9/11 change America forever? Dinner at Hotel Current Issues Discussion Debate hot topics with your new friends from across the country Social Time * Workshops are small learning communities comprised of students from various states. Each workshop community is led by the same Close Up Instructor for the duration of the program. * Study Visits led by highly-trained instructors provide unique opportunities to learn using his- toric sites and institutions as living classrooms. Sample schedule subject to change. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday War Memorials Study Visit What do the WWII, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials say about those who have served and sacrificed? Lincoln Memorial What does the imagery of the Lincoln Memorial say about Lincoln’s legacy? National Politics Seminar Gain inside access and discuss current issues with a DC lobbyist, journalist, or policymaker Lunch at National Place U.S. Capitol Visit and Orientation Capitol Hill Group Photo U.S. Marine Corps Memorial Visit the larger than life representation of the iconic flag-raising at Iwo Jima Dinner at Pentagon City Mock Congress Workshop Debate, amend, and vote on the same issues elected representatives are currently considering Social Time Depart for New York City Lunch in Lower Manhattan Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Visit Examine the influence of political advertising at one of the worlds largest and finest art museums Central Park Study Visit Visit landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, Imagine Circle, and Belvedere Castle Dinner in Times Square Enjoy dinner under the bright lights in this iconic New York destination Times Square Study Visit Visit Broadway - ‘The Great White Way’ - in New York City’s famous theater district Performance at a Broadway Theater See a show and experience first-hand why New York City is considered the cultural capital of the nation Community Action Workshop What actions can you take to contribute on a local and national level? White House Photo Op Walk through the President’s neighborhood Neighborhood Study Visit and Lunch Explore DC off the beaten path, e.g. Georgetown, Chinatown Smithsonian Institution Exploration Visit one of the world-renowned museums to discover and learn about history and culture Arlington Cemetery Visit our nation’s most hallowed ground and witness the Changing of the Guard Closing Reflection How will you stay engaged on issues that matter to you? Banquet and Dance Enjoy a fun-filled evening with your new friends as you dance the night away Capitol Hill Day Meet with your members of Congress or their staff Attend and observe Congressional Committee Hearings to see how laws and policies are formed Explore the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and Museum Lunch at the Longworth Cafeteria, a hot spot for Washington insiders Visit the Supreme Court where many landmark cases are decided Explore the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, and view the symbolic art and architecture Witness the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in action in the Galleries Dinner at DC’s Historic Union Station DC Cultural Event See a performance at a renowned theater or cheer on the Washington Nationals baseball team! saturday Ferry Ride from Battery Park to Ellis Island Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Lean more about this universal symbol of freedom and democracy Lunch in Financial District Financial District Study Visit Explore the Museum of American Finance, Financial District, and 9/11 Memorial Lower East Side and Chinatown Study Visit Dinner in Little Italy Brooklyn Bridge Walk Rockefeller Plaza See 360 degrees of New York City from the Top of the Rock sunday Sightsee in the Big Apple Prior to your departure, spend time in the city with your school Depart for Home