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 & New York experience is an adventure in two cities brimming with exciting history and energy. Using New York City and DC as living classrooms, Close Up will take you on a journey through the nation’s founding to the most current issues facing our country! Imagine gazing up at the Statue of Liberty, the nation’s symbol of opportunity and freedom, as you travel to Ellis Island like millions of immigrants who came to America over a century ago. Picture that humbling moment when you read the Gettysburg Address in the chamber of the Lincoln Memorial for the first time and then walking through the halls of Congress to meet with your elected officials to discuss the most current and pressing issues of our nation. On Close Up’s programs, you will have these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and get 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 or the Big Apple 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 politicalprocess.Weensureyouhavethesafestandmostmemorableexperiencepossiblethrough 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 these cities have 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; • Explore the flashing neon lights, giant billboards and brilliant marquees in Times Square before taking in a Broadway show; • Discuss the events that have shaped our world through visits to must-see sites, including Arlington Cemetery and Ground Zero; • Debate and discuss issues with Washington insiders, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how our government operates, and so much more!