IMPACT “ “ Endorsed by: Close Up taught me how important it is to be a citizen, and how I can contribute to our democracy! – Christie, Student, CA THE CLOSE UP EXPERIENCE On Close Up, you’ll make memories for a lifetime as you surround yourself with new friends, historic places, and infinite opportunities in the nation’s capital. While you explore all that Washington, DC, has to offer and discover the power of your citizenship, you can be confident that you and your experience are our top priorities. Close Up ensures you have the safest and most memorable trip possible through our all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24-hour supervision, and access to top-notch medical care. Our highly-trained instructors guide you as you participate in thrilling and unforgettable activities in DC. These once-in-a-lifetime opportunities will inspire you to become an active participant in our democracy and your time with Close Up will be unlike any other! On Close Up, you will have the opportunity to:  • Make lifelong friendships as you exchange ideas and engage in positive conversations with students from around the country; • Visit the world-renowned Smithsonian Museums where history, science, art, and culture come alive; • Discuss the people and events that have shaped our world through visits to DC’s must-see sites, including Arlington National Cemetery to witness the Changing of the Guard; • Take part in an exciting, hands-on Mock Congress and learn more about the issues you care about the most; and • Travel to Philadelphia to learn how decisions made during our nation’s early years still impact us today! TOMORROW