Merely going to D.C. for a week isn’t really worth the amount of money you pay to go to Close Up. What you’re really paying for is the experience of going to D.C. with not only your classmates but with people from different states with different perspectives. The program almost immediately throws you into the deep end when it comes to socializing: A person and their chosen roommate get assigned to a room with two other students from a different school.
The majority of kids from Logan were paired with people from Louisiana, and as the week officially started and the conversations on government policies began, you could see that people from the same place often shared the same opinion.
"On the last day, I saw multiple people crying about leaving.”