Be a part of America’s most important tradition!
Every four years, the eyes of the nation turn to Washington, DC, for the inauguration of America’s president. It’s a momentous week of sacred traditions and unmatched pageantry—and one that Close Up has helped thousands of students experience.
Our enormously popular Presidential Inauguration High School Program is so much more than an in-and-out tour. This seven-day, six-night program fully immerses students in the inaugural rituals and celebrations, giving them a comprehensive, in-depth experience. Guided by our highly trained program instructors, students take part in exciting seminars with DC insiders, explore iconic memorials and museums, and walk the halls of Capitol Hill—all with the backdrop of a presidential inauguration!
Our 2025 Presidential Inauguration trip gives students the chance to:
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!
I’m truly blown away by what Close Up’s been able to accomplish in the last two weeks during IMPACT 2020…
The material seems very high level, and my daughter’s been very motivated to participate every day. I wanted to be sure to commend the staff on providing such a great experience!