As U.S. lawmakers work to finalize a budget deal and avert a government shutdown on Friday, April 28, WorldStrides continues to take a proactive approach to prepare for any potential disruptions in Washington, D.C.

At this time, we’re glad to see that an imminent shutdown seems unlikely, but our teams are hard at work preparing alternative itineraries in case key sights like the National Archives and the Smithsonian are forced to close.

At WorldStrides, our extensive experience prepares us well for this scenario: We have successfully handled several previous threats of government shutdown, and an actual closure in 2013. Our dynamic Course Leaders seize the learning opportunity presented in cases like these, and help students and teachers experience the history unfolding in our nation’s capital in a truly unique way.

You can rest assured, we’ll be watching the news closely and working closely with Program Leaders in the days ahead.

*As of May 1, 2017, Congress has finalized a budget that will keep the government running through September. We will continue to monitor, and issue updates as needed.