Visit distinguished facilities and installations, where you'll get an inside view of professional roles, duties, and daily operations.
Past site visits have included:
The International Spy Museum – Go undercover on the museum's immersive digital missions and test your espionage skills. Explore the varied exhibits highlighting the history of all things spy craft, including an exhibit featuring Jonna Mendez, the program's Opening Keynote speaker.
The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) – Explore USNA’s beautiful campus and hear about the admissions process and career opportunities for Academy graduates. You may also visit the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, enjoy lunch at the Drydock Restaurant, and learn about the history of this iconic institution.
Tributes to Valor and Sacrifice – Tour our nation's memorials that were erected to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in public service.
- Lincoln Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- World War II Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery – Witness the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns within Arlington National Cemetery. You may even have the opportunity to write an essay for selection to participate in the ceremony.
National Security Crisis Simulation
Near the end of NYLF National Security, you and your fellow scholars will face a simulated national security threat that will require you to step into the shoes of a professional. Working in teams, you'll take on a character role within the media, intelligence, diplomacy, defense, legislative, or executive branches and collaborate to resolve challenges. Teams will receive information in real time that will affect your decision-making process and how you interact with your peers to determine resolutions.
During this true-to-life, exhilarating simulation, you'll put everything you've learned throughout the program into practice. You and your teammates will face the challenges of interagency coordination and decision making, evaluate a wide range of alternatives, weigh the risks, consider possible adversary counter-measures, and determine opportunity costs before finalizing a strategy to neutralize the threat.