During Long Winter Weekend, a group of students will travel to Washington, DC to learn about democracy and civic life in action. Students will have the opportunity to engage in topics of debate, advocacy, and role of museums, non-profit organizations, and government in shaping and narrating the American story. Students will leave the DC trip with a better understanding of how they can make an impact in civic life and advocacy with issues that they care about. Students will also leave with an eagerness to seek out new perspectives and develop empathy as a civic skill.
While students will have the opportunity to see the most popular sites in the capital, they will also have the opportunity to seek out some of the less told stories. While we have robust contacts and opportunities planned in Washington, D.C., the details of the itinerary will be finalized based on the interests and goals of the final group selected. Students will leave this trip with a better understanding of how they can make an impact in civic life and advocacy with issues that they care about.
February 1–5, 2024 (Long Winter Weekend)
This program is open to all students with a preference towards those who are interested in exploring the nation’s capital and its stories. All interested students are encouraged to apply by November 5. Financial Aid is available to all qualifying students.
Deerfield Academy’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship strives to make all of our travel programs affordable and accessible for all students while ensuring a high quality global education experience. While the costs of travel around the world have been rising steadily over the past several years, all of our trips are subsidized, and thanks to the generosity of many we are able to provide robust financial aid for qualifying students.