Why just study history, when you can make it?
Close Up’s Premier Election Series provides three exciting programs offered only once every four years–so don’t miss out!
Close Up’s Premier Election Series not only gives students the chance to witness history as it unfolds, but also the opportunity to delve into the most important and poignant issues facing our nation. Like our Washington, DC Program, our Election Series brings students face-to-face with the people and institutions that impact policy decisions in and around Washington. They will also learn about our election process first-hand! As only Close Up can do, we draw upon our educational partnerships and nearly 50 years of experience to provide hands-on, interactive discussions with an emphasis on specific policy issues. These once-in-a-lifetime programs include:
Learn about American democracy first-hand during this in-depth exploration of the nation’s capital.Learn More >
Examine the relationship between business and government with visits to two of America’s most important cities!Learn More >
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in DC and other historic sites on the east coast with this fully customizable program.Learn More >
Experience the excitement of the next presidential election and inauguration up close in Washington, DC!Learn More >
Discover our nation’s diverse heritage on this DC program geared to immigrant and migrant students.Learn More >
Explore these programs designed for individual students who want in-depth knowledge of specific policy issues.Learn More >
Better understand the evolution of American democracy with visits to our nation’s most historic cities.Learn More >
Learn about the power of foreign policy through an international relations simulation in the heart of Hawaii!Learn More >
Close Up made me realize how SIGNIFICANT my thoughts and views are…
Although everyone will not always agree, everyone has a voice and needs to be heard.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!