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DC & New York City Middle School Program

Share unforgettable experiences as you explore two of our nation’s most thrilling cities! 

Take a bite out of the Big Apple!

Immerse yourself in history and culture with Close Up’s middle school trips to Washington, DC, and New York City. During this seven-day/six-night program, students get a first-hand look at how business can shape politics, making lasting memories in two of the country’s most exciting destinations. 

Guided by our highly trained program instructors, Close Up students have the opportunity to: 

  • Discuss the historical events that have shaped our nation through visits to DC’s must-see sites; 
  • Engage with peers to debate pressing national issues in an interactive Mock Congress; 
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and take in breathtaking views of New York City; 
  • Explore Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom and democracy; 
  • Visit iconic landmarks such as Strawberry Fields, Imagine Circle, and Belvedere Castle in Central Park; 
  • Take in the view from the “Top of the Rock” located on the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center; and 
  • See New York City sparkle by night before enjoying a Broadway show in Times Square! 

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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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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 >

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