Create Your Own Program

Close Up works with hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations each year to design class trips and individual programs that complement curricula. 

High school students learning about American history in Williamsburg Virginia Shadow

Looking for a customized Close Up experience?

Close Up allows you to tailor every aspect of your program, including dates, length, activities, and themes. Partner with Close Up to create an exclusive program just for you and your students. Our customizable programs are ideal for a school or organization that wants: 

  • A program designed specifically for a grade level or course (minimum of 40 students required); 
  • A focused program theme such as United States Government and History, Civil Rights, Foreign Policy, Ethics and Leadership, Civic Engagement, or current issue specific programs; 
  • To complement your school’s mission, curriculum, or research and capstone projects;  
  • Comprehensive resources to prepare students for your DC program and to continue the learning experience upon returning home; and 
  • Programming in Washington, DC, and out-of-town options such as Mount Vernon, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, or New York City. 

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 >