Classroom Exchanges



A Close Up Classroom Exchange pairs a high school or middle school class with another classroom from a different community, giving students the opportunity to meet, engage with, and develop an understanding of their peers from across the country. It’s a chance for students to deliberate about national policies, gain exposure to new perspectives, and deepen their knowledge of the issues—all under the guidance of experienced Close Up instructors and curriculum specialists.

Interested in learning more?


If your classroom is interested in participating in a classroom exchange during the 2022-23 school year, please fill out the short form below.

Please select the programs you are interest in.




Building Civic Leadership Skills

IMPACT programs allow students to build a community with their peers nationwide, examine current policy challenges, and learn how to become leaders and ambassadors for civic action at home. Learn More >

Classroom Exchanges

Connect Classrooms to Discuss Current Issues

Classroom Exchanges gives students the opportunity to interact with their peers nationwide and discuss current issues. Learn More >

Empowering Girls' Voices Middle School

Creating the Next Generation
of Change-Makers

For NCGS Network schools, Empowering Girls’ Voices will bring together students from around the world to build the skills needed to inspire others and become catalysts for change. Learn More >

Empower Youth Voices

Confront Challenges Facing Our Democracy

Empower Youth Voices inspires students to share their political values, deliberate critical policy issues, and build a virtual community. Learn More >

Stanford University Programs

Learning Deliberative Democracy

Close Up’s programs with Stanford University encourage students to engage in thoughtful discussions and address real-world issues through deliberative polling. Learn More >

Custom Virtual Programs

Looking for meaningful ways to engage your students virtually, build community, or reimagine service-learning opportunities? Learn More >