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Discover Your Voice with the Ultimate Student Travel Experience!

Make lifelong memories as you come face-to-face with the people and places that shape our nation, and discover how your voice can make an impact on democracy.

Close Up Programs are Unlike any Other!

 

Using DC as a living classroom, students make personal connections with the people and institutions that embody our nation’s past and present.

With the help of our Program Instructors, students learn more about history and government while considering a variety of viewpoints. Close Up’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are designed to inspire and empower students to become active participants in our democracy.

Check out all of our program options for middle and high school students below! 

 

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

Washington, DC

Six-Day Program

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

Washington, DC

Four-Day Program

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

ELECTION WEEK PROGRAM

Watch our nation’s future unfold in the heart of DC! 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 >

Create Your Own Program

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

Community IMPACT Symposium: Race, Justice, and Equity

In partnership with Stanford’s CDD and NNSP, meet and deliberate with passionate students from across the country! Learn More >

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 

Washington, DC

Watch history come to life in this ultimate, hands-on DC experience! Learn More >

Washington, DC & New York City

Explore the inspiring landmarks, monuments, and memorials in two iconic cities! Learn More >

Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a customized DC experience for your school. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Philadelphia

Journey through history by exploring these important American cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Discuss the evolution of American democracy in visits to two of our nation’s most historical cities. Learn More >

Washington, DC & Gettysburg

Experience U.S. history up close with visits to our nation’s capital and a hallowed Civil War battlefield. Learn More >

Founding of a Nation Program

Get an in-depth view of U.S. history in a journey to several of the most notable cities on the East Coast. Learn More >

New Americans Program

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

Local Programs

Start a local program in your area focused on state and local history! Learn More >

Why Close Up?