Special Focus High School Program Series

Our SFP series has additional components, seminars, and study visits to bring students face-to-face with the people and institutions that impact policy decisions in and around Washington, DC.

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These unique Special Focus Programs are offered only once a year; register today!

  • Media: The Fourth Branch of Government: Consider how the media influences public policy with exclusive seminars and special discussions.

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  • Service and Sacrifice: Learn more about America’s role in the global political sphere as you explore DC through the eyes of the Armed Forces.

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Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital. Learn More >

Premier Election Series & Inauguration

Experience the excitement of the next presidential election and inauguration up close in Washington, DC! Learn More >

Customize a Program for Your School

Partner with Close Up to design a customized experience for your school! Learn More >

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

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

Washington, DC & New York City

Examine the relationship between business and government while visiting two of America’s most important cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Study the evolution of American democracy by stepping back in time in two historical cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

Discover our nation’s diverse heritage in a DC program geared toward immigrant and migrant students. Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

Consider the issues facing Indian Country in one of three exclusive programs in the nation’s capital. Learn More >

NAIS Student Civic Leadership Summit

How can you create positive change in your school and local community? Learn More >