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Investigate and Explore: The CSI Experience

When you attend an Envision program* near Washington, D.C., you have the opportunity to spend an additional three nights experiencing the crime scene investigation (CSI) field as well as the District’s historical and cultural sites. This optional extension immediately follows the conclusion of your program. You will take a guided tour of a professional site relevant to CSI, stay on a college campus in the area, sample the local culture while exploring D.C.'s most historic neighborhoods, and visit some of Washington’s famous memorials.

Note: Only students who are enrolled in the 2021 program sessions listed below are eligible to participate in Investigate and Explore: The CSI Experience.


July 16-19 | July 23-26 | July 30-August 2

NYLF National Security

July 16-19 | July 23-26


Sample Investigate and Explore: The CSI Experience Highlights

Employment Exploration

Visit a professional site relevant to CSIfacilities include the Secret Service’s James J. Rowley Training Center and the National Law Enforcement Museum.

At the James J. Rowley Training Center, you’ll get hands-on tours of the Weapons Library, Protective Transportation, and Campus & Tactical Village in addition to a Judgmental Use of Force Training Simulator to get a better idea of the day-to-day life of a secret service agent.

Explore the exhibits and memorials at the National Law Enforcement Museum. You’ll participate in interactive exercises and staff-run workshops to get a better sense of how police officers, 911 operators, and other law enforcement members do their jobs.

Educational Institution Acclimation

Explore life as a college student as you stay on a local college campus: sleep in a dorm room, bond with a roommate, eat (some meals) in a dining hall, and more.

D.C. Neighborhoods and Culture

Experience places like Georgetown, Chinatown, or others as you observe the diverse culture of D.C. neighborhoods with your new friends.

Monuments, Memorials, and Museums

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson memorials are just a few of the historical landmarks you may see as you dive into the history of the nation’s capital.

Note: These sample activities are provided as examples of the overall quality and scope of Investigate and Explore: The CSI Experience. The 2021 specific schedule, locations, and details may vary and will be made available online prior to the start of the program.