Middle School Student Info

Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure awaits!

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Get ready to discover DC!

Discover how the founding of our nation impacts us today! With Close Up you will:

  • Have fun exploring the historic sites that reflect the events and people who have shaped our nation;
  • Travel through time to learn about our country’s history and how it impacts us today;
  • Experience the world-renowned Smithsonian museums where our country’s history, art, and culture come alive;
  • Discover meaningful connections between the political process and everyday life while getting an inside look on how Congress works; and
  • Make lifelong friendships as you exchange ideas with students from around the country!
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Ready to get started?

We can’t wait to see you on Close Up! To prepare for your upcoming adventure, you can: