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When you attend an Envision program* near Washington, DC, you have an opportunity to further enrich your experience by spending an additional three nights enjoying the history, culture, and beauty of the nation's capital! During this Cultural Extension, you will take a guided tour of the United States Capitol building, visit historic Ford’s Theater, enjoy lunch and exploration of the National Harbor, and visit some of Washington’s famous memorials at dusk.

*Only those students who are enrolled in the following 2018 program sessions are eligible to participate in the Washington, D.C. Cultural Extension:

NYLF Medicine

August 3-6

NYLF Advanced Medicine & Health Care

June 26-29 | July 10-13 | July 24-27


July 13-16 | July 20-23 | July 27-30 | August 3-6

NYLF National Security

June 29-July 2 | July 13-16 | July 20-23 | July 27-30 | August 3-6


Sample Washington, DC Cultural Extension Highlights

National Zoo

Have lunch and explore the National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1889, the Zoo sits on 163 acres in the heart of Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park and is home to more than 1,500 animals across 300 different species.

Ford’s Theatre

In a guided tour, explore the legacy of Abraham Lincoln while taking a peek into the American experience through theater and education.

Arlington National Cemetery

Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, witness the revered Changing of the Guard, and observe the Eternal Flame at the Kennedy Family Gravesite in an experience unlike any other.

DC Neighborhoods

Explore places like Dupont Circle, Pentagon City, and the National Harbor as you explore the diverse culture of DC Neighborhoods with your new friends.

Monuments, Memorials, and Museums

The Marine Corps, Air Force, and Pentagon 9/11 Memorials are just a few of the historical landmarks you will see as you dive into the history of the nation’s capital.

Please note that these samples of cultural highlights are provided as examples of the overall quality and scope of the cultural experience portion of each extension offered. The 2018 specific schedules, locations, and details may vary.