Request Info 866-858-5323
Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program - High School

Next Generation High School Leaders Witness History
Spend five amazing days in the nation’s capital experiencing America’s present, past, and future at the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program. You will explore historic sites, enjoy nightly social events, hear from inspiring speakers, and witness history from the National Mall as the President of the United States takes the Oath of Office.
Washington, D.C.

About the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program

About the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program

The Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program is a non-partisan event that was specifically designed to provide Envision alumni with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness history by joining people from all over the country and world in Washington, D.C. for the commencement of a new presidential term.

Centered around the pomp and circumstance of the Presidential Inauguration, this alumni-only program takes place just once every four years, making it one of the more coveted programs Envision offers. The 2021 Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program will mark the tenth time that Envision hosts students for this incredible event. Since 1985, scholars have traveled to America’s capital for the inaugurations of six U.S. Presidents: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, William Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan.

The Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program is unlike any other Envision program, as the city and Inauguration Day serve as the core of the educational experience. During your time in Washington, D.C., you will also be inspired by speakers who have followed their passions and positively impacted the world, visit historic sites in and around the city, celebrate the Inauguration with nightly social events, and form lasting friendships with fellow alumni.

With a history that dates back to 1789, the Presidential Inauguration is an event that is ingrained in the fabric of America and one that you must experience to fully understand its magnitude. Like the many scholars who attended the program before you, you will leave the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program with a better understanding of the country’s past and present and a commitment to play a role in its future.  

2021 Dates & Tuition

Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program – High School Washington, DC January 17–21, 2021 $3,195

Honored Speakers

Program Highlights VIEW MORE

Inauguration Day

You will witness history from the National Mall, as the President of the United States takes the Oath of Office and delivers the Inaugural Address.

Capital Cruise

You will celebrate the excitement of Inauguration Day with a night of dancing and dining as you and your fellow scholars cruise the Potomac River.

Historic Sites

You will experience some of the history of the United States’ capital as you visit a variety of museums and monuments throughout the week.

Honored Speakers

You will be inspired by the words, actions, and experiences of our uniquely accomplished Program speakers: Carli Lloyd and Kal Penn.




Tuition for Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program covers most of the expenses incurred during the Program. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE



Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic leadership, achievements, and other factors. LEARN MORE



Let us show you how other students use fundraising to cover some or all of their tuition costs. Make fundraising part of your personal success story. LEARN MORE

Payment Plan

Payment Plan

You may pay in full today or choose to use one of our payment options.

Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program FAQ's 

  • Is the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program for me?

    To attend the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program, you must be an alumni of an Envision program and a high school student in grades 9-12 during the 2020-2021 school year.

  • What is included in tuition?

    Tuition for the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program covers:

    • Housing at a historic hotel, featuring modern conveniences in a safe and secure environment and chosen for its proximity to Program activities and events.
    • Program materials, events, and all planned activities.
    • Two meals a day will be included while attending the Program. You will only need additional money for one off-site meal a day, as well as souvenirs, snacks, and other incidentals.
    • Private motor coach transportation during the Program.

    Please note: Your transportation between home and Washington, D.C. is NOT included in your Program tuition.

  • How will I be supervised?

    The program is structured so that you will be closely supervised by our professionally trained Envision team, including advisors, security personnel, operations personnel, and program leads. All scholars and staff reside in a secure, safe, and controlled environment while attending the program.

  • Will it be safe?
    For nearly 30 years, Envision has achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of students, providing them with superb educational experiences and professional supervision.

    Your safety and well-being during the Program is our highest priority. Other Envision safety measures include:
    • Posting clearly marked signage and greeting students at their designated arrival airport and providing shuttle service from the airport directly to the program site and back to the airport on departure day.
    • Providing students with a brightly colored and distinguishable article of clothing that they will wear when out in groups, allowing Envision team members to quickly identify our scholars in a crowd.
    • Securing exclusive access to a Smithsonian museum for the morning of the Inauguration, so that students will be able to stay warm before securely moving out onto the National Mall for the ceremony.
    • Retaining additional support staff to guide the students, as well as posting additional Envision team members throughout the National Mall.
    • Transporting students to the Mall in private motor coaches and securing nearby parking for the buses for quick access and departure if needed.
    • Maintaining a student-to-staff ratio of 17 to 1.
    • Requiring all students to attend all activities.
    • Checking rooms nightly and ensuring that students remain in their rooms.
    • Having night monitors in place to support students who may become ill or who have an emergency during the night.
    • Equipping all Envision team members with two-way communication devices.
  • How many students share a room?

    Each room will house two students. You will have your own bed.

  • Where will I stay?

    For the Presidential Inauguration Alumni Program, you will reside with other students and Envision team members at an historic hotel in Washington, D.C. The hotel was chosen for its proximity to Program events and its safe, secure environment.

  • I am a student requiring specific accommodations. Can I still attend?

    Yes, we encourage you to enroll. Envision by WorldStrides believes in working with families to accommodate student needs and encourages the participation of students who feel prepared to meet the academic, social, physical, and emotional demands of the program environment. We may be able to provide appropriate auxiliary staff and services to assist students as needed if notified in advance. We encourage families, guardians, legal representatives, or educators to contact the Office of Admissions for more information and to discuss particular accommodations before applying for enrollment in the program.

  • Do I need to make my own flight arrangements?

    Yes. Your tuition does NOT include transportation to and from your home and the program location. We recommend that you make necessary flight arrangements only AFTER you receive confirmation that you are officially enrolled in the Program.

  • What is the code of conduct for this program?

    Attending the Program is fun, but it is also an honor. Like all meaningful experiences, you only get out of it what you put in to your time spent at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You are expected to conduct yourself as a mature and responsible young leader as you represent your school and community. You must abide by the Student Code of Conduct. You must also abide by and uphold all Program rules.

  • Can special dietary needs be met?

    We make every effort to meet the dietary needs of all our students, provided the request is submitted prior to the start of the Program. When you complete the Student Information Form, you will have the opportunity to make special dietary requests.