X Close Up 2010

It’s Close Up Time. It’s time to see the World. The Finland Embassy

$1296 Program Cost – minus $175 from MAISD  $1121 Total Cost plus Airfare.  Airfare due within the month.

Check here to find photos and blog from the 2009  Close Up trip.

And here for the Close Up Foundation official website.

Listen to the following podcasts and look at our photo slideshow to gain insight to this wonderful travel / learning opportunity. These podcasts will not open in Firefox browser. Use Safari or Explorer.

OK – GUYS let’s get moving on 2010.  All the forms you need below…if you want to communicate with one another about bake sales or anything else see below under Close Up daily info.  And don’t forget to MAKE A FLYER!

Gary and TylerClose Up Washington – May 1 to May 7, 2010.
We will travel to D.C. You will meet kids from all over the country. You’ll study government, visit diverse neighborhoods, take in a play at the Kennedy Center, talk politics, tour the Capitol and the monuments and the Library of Congress. You’ll debate issues that matter to young people. And you will do it all in a year when this country has elected a new president. That should make things particularly exciting. Close Up starts on Sunday night …Our Oakridge group goes a day earlier on Saturday morning. We search out D.C. on our own for a day and a half – before we join the crowd. And then Close Up takes over and becomes the teacher. Close Up is cool – you’re going to have a GREAT time.

Use the category section Close Up – Daily Info for information regarding fundraising and general communication between travelers. Post here if you have questions about the specifics of the trip. 

And check here for everybody’s phone and  email.

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard