American Indian High School Programs

Close Up has partnered with American Indian tribes for over 30 years and is proud to offer programs that focus on issues important in Indian Country.

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Learn to discuss and advocate for important issues!

Close Up has long-standing partnerships with USET and NCAI, as well as a history of developing programs for native and non-native students, including:

  • USET Impact Week Youth Summit: Enhance your understanding of the relationship between tribal nations and the U.S. government, and the role of USET in advocating for tribal nations, while interacting with other USET students, tribal leaders, and delegates.

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  • American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Summit: Become an advocate for issues impacting Indian Country and present your solutions to concerns facing your community to NCAI delegates.

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  • American Indian Issues Program: Native and non-native students come together to explore Washington’s famous memorials and institutions and discuss current public policy issues.

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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 >