St. E Close Up Washington, DC Trip

November 3-8, 2013

St. Elizabeth Juniors and Seniors Are Invited to Join!

Join Mrs. Shoja and Ms. Delle Donne along with 150 high school students from around the country on a week-long trip to Washington, D.C. November 3-8, 2013. We will chaperone 20 students from St. Elizabeth on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in joining the trip, please contact Mrs. Shoja at

An Unforgettable Week in Washington, D.C.!

The Close Up program is like no other! You will learn more than you ever thought possible, achieve more than you ever thought you could, and have more fun than we could ever explain! We put you in the center of the action in one of the world’s most exciting cities. During our fast-paced, interactive programs in the nation’s capital, you will take part in thrilling, challenging and unforgettable activities as you breathe in all that Washington has to offer. Close Up not only allows you to see your government, but to be part of your government. Please visit for more information.

You will. . .

• See D.C.’s famous monuments and memorials close up;
• Discuss current issues that face your community and country;
• Visit the world-renowned Smithsonian Museums;
• Make new friends from around the nation;
• Meet with your Congressional delegation and/or their staffs;
• Talk with members of Congress, Washington insiders & journalists;

• Experience Embassy Row;
• Customize your program during our Thursday electives;
• Debate hot topics during our dynamic mock congress activity;

• Capture awe-inspiring views of D.C.’s famous landmarks at night;

• Enjoy a theater performance, banquet and dance; and
• Discover D.C.’s vibrant neighborhoods and so much more

Program cost per student: $1,224.00 (not including transportation)

What’s included in the cost:

-Program tuition and instruction

-Academic materials

-Quality hotel accommodation

-3 meals per day during the program

-Close Up Representative for your school

-Access to Georgetown Medical Center

-24-hour adult supervision and security

-All entrance fees and gratuities

-Group photo, certificate and souvenir

-Secondary medical and liability insurance

-Coach bus transportation around the city

Contact Mrs. Shoja for more information!

An informational meeting about the trip will be held Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm (a half hour before Back to School Night begins).