Washington, DC Four-Day Program

Our fast-paced, four-day high school program is a great option for students looking for a valuable academic experience in DC that fits their busy schedules.

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Take part in this unforgettable adventure!

Close Up’s four-day Washington, DC, High School Program is a one-of-a-kind student travel experience! During this 4-day/3-night program, students will participate in study visits to some of our country’s most well-known destinations and gain skills to become more actively engaged citizens. On Close Up, students have the opportunity to:

  • Gain inside access and discuss current issues with political experts and policymakers;
  • Discover the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress, and view the symbolic art and architecture;
  • Debate the most pressing issues facing our nation in a Mock Congress; and
  • Explore Capitol Hill and witness a live Congressional Committee Hearing to see how laws and policies are formed.*

*Subject to availability.

Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age. 




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 nation’s capital during this fast-paced 4-day adventure! Learn More >


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 with visits to two of America’s most important cities! Learn More >

Washington, DC & Williamsburg

Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities. Learn More >

New Americans Program

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

Create Your Own Program

Partner with us to design a one-of-a-kind DC experience for your school! Learn More >

American Indian Focus Programs

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

Virtual Programs

Discover upcoming opportunities for engaging virtual programming! Learn More >