Washington High School Program (Four-Day)

This faster-paced DC program is a great option for students looking for a valuable academic experience that fits their busy schedules.

Take part in an unforgettable adventure!

Close Up’s High School Program of touring Washington DC in 4 days is a one-of-a-kind student travel experience! During this four-day/three-night program, students participate in study visits to some of our country’s most celebrated landmarks and institutions and gain the skills to become active, engaged citizens.  

 With Close Up, students have the opportunity to: 

  • Discuss current events with experts, policymakers, and members of Congress or their staff; 
  • Explore Capitol Hill and witness a live congressional committee hearing to see how laws are made;* 
  • Debate the most pressing issues facing our nation with peers from across the United States in a Mock Congress; and 
  • Visit awe-inspiring monuments, memorials, museums, and landmarks such as the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world. 



*Subject to availability. 

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participant under 18 years of age. Learn how we keep all students safe, secure, and supervised on every program.



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Explore the capital city in a fast-paced, four-day adventure! Learn More >

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