During Long Winter Weekend, a group of students will travel to Washington, D.C. to learn about democracy and civic life in action. Students will have the opportunity to engage in topics of debate, advocacy, and the role of museums, non-profit organizations, and government in telling and authoring the American story.
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 3-7, 2022 (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 December 6. Financial Aid is available to all qualifying students.
Deerfield Academy’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship is committed to running all of our travel programs at cost with overhead expenses subsidized by the Academy.