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Program #2833RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Oct 14 — Oct 19, 2012

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 14 - Registration/Dinner and Orientation
Arrive To: Registration materials will be provided upon check in at the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel will be followed by a staff led orientation of the program and Washington, D.C.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 15 - Seminar and Exploration/Onsite visit
Breakfast: A buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: A seminar (possible topics include the media, international relations, current issues and the judiciary) will be followed by city/monument exploration.

Lunch: Lunch at a local hotel is followed by a seminar (possible topics include the media, international relations, current issues and the judiciary).

Afternoon: Visit a local organization and discuss its mission. Followed by city/monument exploration.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a local resturant.

Evening: A seminar (possible topics include the media, international relations, current issues and the judiciary) will be held at the hotel.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 16 - Staff led seminar/Theater
Breakfast: A buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A staff led discussion on a variety of topics will be followed by city/monument exploration.

Lunch: Lunch will be held at a museum or gallery.

Afternoon: A visit to a local, international organization followed by city exploration.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a local resturant.

Evening: The evening activity will be a performance at a local theater (Arena Stage, National Theater etc.).

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 17 - Capitol Hill/Meetings and Tours
Breakfast: Breakfast will be a buffet at the hotel.

Morning: An orientation to Capitol Hill will be followed by visits to the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress.

Lunch: Lunch will be on your own on Capitol Hill.

Afternoon: Tours of the Capitol and/or meetings with Representatives and Senators (or their staff) can be arranged on your behalf.

Dinner: Participants will be on their own for dinner. Staff can recommend local eateries.

Evening: Staff led seminar (possible topics include the media, international relations, current issues and the judiciary).

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, Arlington, just 1 mile from the Reagan National Airport, is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Crystal City Metro Station and 1 mile away from the Pentagon. The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport is also within a couple of miles of all Washington, D.C. attractions.

Contact info:
2020 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 USA
phone: 703-920-8600
web: www.radisson.com/arlingtonva

Room amenities: In-room amenities at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport include Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, coffee makers, hair dryers and iron/ironing boards

Facility amenities: High-Speed Internet, Pool, Fitness Center, Airport Shuttle

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call hotel direct.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 18 - Seminar and Embassy Visit/Independent Exploration...
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be served at the hotel.

Morning: A seminar on International Relations will be followd by a visit to a Washington, D.C. embassy.

Lunch: Lunch will be at one of the Smithsonian museum cafes.

Afternoon: Free time will be provided for exploration of the Smithsonian Museums.

Dinner: The dinner at the hotel will be followed by a participant led discussion.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 19 - Seminar and Departure
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet will be provided at the hotel.

Morning: A seminar at the hotel will be followed by closing remarks. Check out is generally 12 PM, but luggage storage may be available upon request.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Virginia
Mall/Smithsonian Free TimeMost of the potential free time is spent at the Smithsonian Museums or the National Mall area. Program staff will try to accommodate participant requests for transportation to un-scheduled activities. We will often have a drop off and pick-up in the National Mall/Smithsonian area for participants. Staff will also try to direct participants to the best method of public transportation.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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